by Sara Deseran under cocktails, tequila, Uncategorized with No Comments
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
After five-plus years as the brains behind the Alembic bar program, Danny Louie has decided to make the move from the head shops of the Haight to the hipsters of the Mission. Louie will join Joe and Mike to create the bar program at Chino, our soon-to-be Mission dumpling and noodle spot.
Until Chino opens its doors this spring, you can find Danny bartending at Mosto on Tuesdays.
For Mosto, Danny is creating some inventive new tequilacentric cocktails that can stand up to time-tested drinks like the Paloma. Our personal favorite? The “I Thought it was Apple,” a cocktail with a sweetness balanced by a tartness that nips at you … not unlike the Granny Smith variety. Yet, the mystery is that there’s no apple in it all, unless you count the slice that we float on top just to throw you off the trail. In truth, there’s only tequila, orgeat, lime, and Becherovka—an equally curious Czech herbal liqueur. Though unlike something like chartreuse, Becherovka wasn’t developed by monks, but rather quite the opposite—it was concocted by some Austrian-Hungarian distiller who had a couple wives and 16 kids. According to the lore of Wikipedia, at least.
Pop into Mosto on Tuesdays to find Danny mixing, stirring, and chatting. If you ask, he might clue you in on some of his plans for the cocktails at Chino. Or, he might just choose to keep it a mystery.