Photos by L.G. Patterson
When the days get warmer, I crave a patio cocktail.
This season, I’m switching things up atBarred Owl by adding “The Kuro Neko” to the cocktail menu. Translating to “The Black Cat,” I start by adding mezcal and sherry to one of my favorite Japanese spirits, Nikka gin.
“The Kuro Neko” is my way of enjoying some of the best flavors with a springtime spin. Have a sip the next time you’re ready to sit out on the patio.
Frances Harvey is the bar manager at Barred Owl Butcher& Table.
The Kuro Neko
- 1 ounce Nikka gin
- 1 ounce La Luna mezcal
- 3/4 ounces Carpano Antica vermouth
- 3/4 ounces Barbadillo sherry
- 1/4 ounces agave
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a coupe or Nick and Nora glass. Enjoy!