Destination cocktail: Sazerac at the Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge, a rustic oasis of countryside refinement, is not easy to breeze in and out of. Located in Calabasas, away from the bustle of L.A., the restaurant's wood-and-stone accented dining room and lovely outdoor patio are best suited to a relaxed afternoon that melts into a leisurely evening.
However, drinkers looking just to get away from it all would do well to sneak away for happy hour, which is 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
On the menu: mixologist Christopher Barragan's breezy take on the classic Sazerac. Our Jessica Gelt's got the recipe here:
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