While the city of Los Angeles may not be the first locale to come to mind when you think of the holidays, the city’s Library Bar is hoping to bring about a little holiday spirit with well, spirits. Specifically, their holiday cocktails. Located in the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Library Bar has garnered quite a name for itself thanks to craft cocktails that are served “Omakase-style,” perfect for those of you who prefer the “surprise me” method when ordering drinks.
Now that we’re heavy into the holiday season, Library Bar’s head bartender Chris Hewes has crafted a few cocktails indicative of “the most wonderful time of the year.” Two of the seasonal sips include the “Library Hot Cocoa” (pictured above) and “Winter Stout.” The latter is a new addition which boasts quite the ingredients list thanks to a combination of Russian Imperial Stout, rye whiskey, almond milk, rice nectar, chocolate-chili bitters, and egg white. See, I told ya it was quite the list. And for all you spiked cocoa lovers out there, the “Library Hot Cocoa” is a decadent blend of warm almond milk, housemade cocoa liqueur, Knot Irish Whiskey, Godiva, nutmeg, and cream. Both cocktails sound amazing, but the housemade cocoa liqueur in the “Library Hot Cocoa” has me sold.
Both the “Library Hot Cocoa” and “Winter Stout” can be purchased at Library Bar for $16. On top of Library Bar, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel also features several other bars including Tropicana Bar and The Spare Room which is both a gaming parlour and cocktail lounge.