Cocktail Town

By Sean Timberlake

Finally ready to stir your own? Cocktail Town is the place to hit for all things mixology. Of course, you'll need the best tools (like a shimmering OXO steel shaker and a martini atomizer with funnel), plus all the right glasses, from the ultra-cool Havana Martini to a curvy Elina cocktail confection designed to please the guys and dolls at your home bar. You'll want mixers, too, so help yourself to rare Himalayan pink salt—all the better to rim your Margarita glass with—and a bouquet of bitters and syrups to shake things up like a pro. And since you’re a mixologist who does it by the book, be sure to get the book: Cocktail Town San Francisco, the first in a series that will eventually include other tippling towns across America. We’ll drink to that.

Shaken, not stirred

Margarita Omata

1 ½ oz 4 Copas Tequila
2 bar spoons fine ground sugar
¼ oz Mezcal Agave based spirit
½ oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Hawaiian black sea salt

Prep: Rim a Collins glass with Hawaiian black sea salt.

1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake without ice.
2. Add fresh ice to the Collins glass, strain and garnish with a squeeze of lime.

Source: Cocktail Town website