Bottega Louie – Mixology renaissance in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles

“A mixologist serves drinks, a bartender serves people–many of my favorite bartenders can’t make a good drink, while some of the best mixologists in America can’t carry on a conversation.”- Jim Meehan

Traveling feeds my soul and on every trip I try to either find somewhere new to share or visit a favorite location to share with my friends. I’m back in Los Angeles –the City of Angels –this week. Since I started traveling here regularly in 2012, I became a fan of Bottega Louie –an Italian restaurant in the heart of the city. Bottega Louie is known for it’s food, wine, mixology, and the creatively expansive display of handmade macaroons.

Bottega Louie is located on 7th street. It is an expansive location featuring a bar, café, gourmet market and restaurant. Seating 255 customers, this bustling venue is a destination location for anyone visiting the area. Bottega Louie is a great place to grab a quick bit, hang out at the bar or enjoy a full meal. The space is stunning. Designed in collaboration between the owner Daniel Flores and Michael Rominske of View Design Studios, the gleaming white space is an inviting and a trendy place for date night or dinner with the family.

On my most recent trip, I decided to temporarily put aside the wine list and enjoy one of the recent mixology creations –Strawberry Pimm’s Cup. Pimm’s is a liqueur made from gin, fruit juices and spices. Featuring Texas’ own Tito’s Vodka and Pimm’s, this strawberry based, hand-crafted drink was slightly sweet with hints of citrus and cucumbers. I found little nibbles of strawberry in the drink that gave it texture and made it an even better treat. Toasted Bruchetta was my food pairing. The acidity of balsamic drizzled tomatoes along with the sweet balance of the Strawberry Pimm’s cup was a great end to another incredible evening in LA.

The next time that you are in the Los Angeles area, remember to spend time having a meal and one of the incredible cocktails at Bottega Louie. Great food, drinks and dessert makes this a must-go destination.

Remember to drink what it is that makes you truly happy and always think positively!

Drink Responsibly!

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