A new bar in Oakland is setting the tone for great cocktails in the East Bay.
Got around to going to Flora in oakland a month ago or so, and was really satisfied by the cocktail menu as well as the talent of the bartenders. The bar menu was put together by Eric Adkins who also runs the incredible bar at Slanted Door in the city. There were several drinks that were particularly enjoyable (including the one pictured here that i can’t remember the name of), but i most liked the Filibuster. Food and Wine has the recipe:
- 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 ounce pure maple syrup
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- 1 large egg white
- 1 lemon twist
Fill a cocktail shaker with the rye, lemon juice, maple syrup, Angostura bitters and egg white and shake well. Add ice and shake again. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.