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10 Cocktail Spots to Raise Your Spirits in LA

Want to give your next night out a splash of something special? Whether you like your drinks shaken or stirred, up or on the rocks, get inspired by these LA hot spots mixing up refreshing handcrafted cocktails:
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Top down view of 2 glasses of fruity punch with ice cubes and slices of lime and orange.
Top down view of 2 glasses of fruity punch with ice cubes and slices of lime and orange.

Want to give your next night out a splash of something special? Whether you like your drinks shaken or stirred, up or on the rocks, get inspired by these LA hot spots mixing up refreshing handcrafted cocktails:

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Make it sweet at Red O with the La Rosita cocktail -- shaken with Blue Ice Organic Vodka, fresh lemon, hibiscus syrup and apple essence and served up in a sugar-rimmed glass.

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Imaginative in both names and flavors, cocktails from Estrella include the Trouble Leaves Too Slow -- made with rye, pumpkin butter and tamarind chocolate bitters.

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For a real refresher, try The West Side cocktail -- made with Grey Goose Vodka, lime, orgeat, cucumber, mint and Angostura bitters -- at Southern-style restaurant Preux & Proper.

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A slight twist on a classic cocktail, the Greyhound Proper at The Hungry Cat is a sweet-bitter balance of Plymouth gin, grapefruit juice and candied grapefruit.

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Inspired by an Old Fashioned but featuring tequila reposado, vanilla infusion, orange and lemon twists and pecans, the Nueva Moda makes for a tasty sipper at The Larchmont.

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Brighten your day with a Pisco Punch at Sunny Spot, bursting with pisco, habanero pineapple shrub, lemon, lime and Angostura bitters.

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Photo provided by Salt Air. Photo by Jakob Layman.

Breathe it all in at Salt Air while enjoying a refreshing Cobbler, made with Peychaud's Bitters, Carpano Antica, lemon and orange.

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Southeast Asian eatery Lukshon mixes up a Hot & Sour Gimlet with Monopolowa Vodka, dragon chile, lime, thai basil and kinh gioi (a Vietnamese herb).

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Get BlackLisTEAd in Beverly Hills with this signature drink at Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room, crafted with Maker's Mark bourbon, blackberries, iced tea, mint, lemon and peach bitters.

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Order an Up in Smoke at A-Frame, with Vida Mezcal, Altos Tequila, lime, habanero and pineapple.

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