Bello’s Top 3: No Vacancy’s New Cocktail Menu
Photo courtesy of No Vacancy’s Facebook
Earlier this month, Bello Mag was invited to attend a cocktail tasting perfect for the Spring / Summer season at Hollywood’s favorite speakeasy: No Vacancy. A favorite stop for various members of our team, No Vacancy is a perfect combination of what happens when old meets new. If you haven’t visited No Vacancy before, we won’t tell you what you’ll experience upon entry but can talk about the whole new menu consisting of 9 different drinks.
If you are familiar with the Houston Brothers, you know they are an expert on details. To reflect old Hollywood where No Vacancy is located, each new menu has a cover reflecting an iconic film including A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. In total there were 9 drinks that were revealed to be part of the new menu but read below for our top 3 choices if 3 drinks are your max!
1. MOSCOW MULE
Elyx Vodka pressed ginger, bubbles, lime
2. PEP UP
Fuji apple-infused Ford’s Gin, rhubarb syrup, lemon,
pressed ginger, lemon oil
Avoin tequila, El Silencia Mezcal, serrano honey,
lime, grapefruit, chili-salt
4. WHO’S AFRAID OF A GIN MARTINI?
Olive oil-washed Plymouth Gin, Dry Vermouth
5. RECENTLY FASHIONED
Elyx Vodka, pink peppercorn Peychaud’s
Montenegro Amaro, Dry Gentian
6. RYE BRAMBLE
Russell’s Reserve Rye, Aperol, lemon, raspberry,
7. CHARDONNAY SOUR
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey, smoked Chardonnay,
Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, rose water
8. THE BANANA DAQ
Appleton Estate Rum, tamarind, banana, lime,
9. SEASONAL DRAFT COCKTAIL
Below are our Top 3 new cocktails you have to try!
- RYE BRAMBLE
As the first one in our countdown, we must talk about the Rye Ramble. Our editors that attended the event aren’t usual drinkers of Gin but the drink felt perfect and fitting to the traditional venue reminiscent of Hollywood Glamour.
A modern twist on a classic cocktail is the perfect reflection of No Vacancy, where old meets new! If you’re a fan of tequila! We definitely recommend this drink!
3. PEP UP
Our absolute favorite was the Pep Up! The lemony treat with the spice of ginger really came as a pleasant refreshing surprise to us all.
By Ed Solorzano & Alexandra Tuil