A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg
Those clever mixologists at Intermezzo are at it again with a new lineup of handcrafted cocktails.
Check out the new Tangerine Falls, made with Coruba Dark Rum, muddled tangerine, lemon, and Regan’s Orange Bitters. It pairs perfectly with long summer nights on the patio—why not try their Montecito Urban Farms Green Salad with field greens, nectarines, toasted pistachios and herbed goat cheese.
In the mood for something refreshing? The Cucumber Martini is mixed with Zubrowka Buffalo Grass Vodka, cucumber, and a drop of lemon. What a great way to eat your veggies! There’s also “So Pitted Sour” with Michter’s Sour Mash Whiskey, fresh muddled cherries, lemon, and thyme. Or why not drink Mad Men style and try the Margerum Manhattan, made with Barrel 33 bourbon, Margerum Amaro (the digestif featured as Jeffrey Doornbos’ favorite in the summer issue of Santa Barbara SEASONS), Margerum White and Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth?
Then again, Intermezzo is also offering a new version of a warm weather favorite, El Salud, a habanero-infused tequila margarita, featuring house-infused tequila, cherimoya puree, lime juice and agave nectar, served with a lime and sugared rim.
How can we possibly choose just one? We’ll definitely be back, and hope to see you soon on the patio—or inside the beautiful bar and dining area—at Intermezzo, 819 Anacapa St.
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When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”