LA's Top Bartenders Share Their Favorite Summer Cocktails

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This is the final segment in our June cocktail series. We selected a few bars and restaurants with notable bartenders and asked them to share their cocktail inspiration for the summer.

Kate Grutmam is reinventing old cocktail classic and celebrity favorites at Formosa Cafe.

7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Mixologist and man about town Julian Cox is making homemade sodas at Sotto.

9575 W Pico Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90035

Director of Operations, David Borrego, takes inspiration from Post & Beam's cocktail garden (which is kept by Geri Miller of Home Grown Edible Landscape). He'll be making garden-inspired cocktails all summer long. You can attend the restaurant's cocktail garden class on July 28 at the garden at Post & Beam.

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr
West Adams, CA 90008

Brian Butler, Beverage Director at Sunny Spot in Venice is making housemade ginger beer to pair with his rum cocktails.

822 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

Find recipes from all of the bartenders on the Good Food Blog.