What will be a hot cocktail trend for fall and winter in LA?
I think the biggest trend will be with the home mixologist and their desire to create great libations. If I had one piece of advice to them it would be to use quality ingredients and great salt. Yes, great and fun salts! Chef Jose Andres once told me you can define a great kitchen by looking at what salt they are using. I believe it is the same with great bars. Also there are so many fun ones out there it gives you a great chance to play with your cocktails or food. Right now I am in love with Oaxacan, truffle, smokey and hibiscus salts. The important part is that you continue to play behind your bar and have fun.