ARC Bar Chef Koire Rogers has introduced a new menu of wintercocktails featuring house-made syrups, bitters and infusions, and artfully crafted with locally sourced, artisanal ingredients. The new cocktails highlight fresh, seasonal fruits, including apples, cranberries, and even vegetables.
Guests looking to warm up this winter will enjoy Rogers’ new “Global Warming,” a twist on traditional hot chocolate, featuring branca menta, brandy, and a dash of cream. In addition to ARC’s regularly offered cocktail menu, the new winter libations lineup will showcase simplicity while highlighting bold, seasonal flavors of clove, allspice, and baked fruits.
“As a whole, our beverage program has always embodied the core approach to craft libations,” explained Rogers, who was recently awarded the title of Best Bartender at the 2014 Golden Foodie Awards. “Our cocktails are crafted in a way that allows the guest to recognize and enjoy the beauty of the sip, rather than the slurp.”
The following cocktails are available December 2014 through January 2015:
CAPE COD FIZZ: Brandy. Aromatique. Cranberry Jam. Lemon.
GLOBAL WARMING: Chocolate. Branca Menta. Brandy. Cream.
LONG TALL SALLY: Dark Rum. Applesauce. Lime.
ONE SHOT: Mezcal: Green Chartreuse. Cacao. Strawberry.
EMPEROR NORTON: Rye. Campari. Port. Nocino.
GRAPPA SOUR: Muscat Grappa. Blueberry. Cream. Egg White.
'DEM APPLES: Apple Brandy. Amaro Cio Ciaro. Pineapple.
SULTANA OF SWING: Raisin Infused Rum. Maple Gum Syrup. Madiera. Sherry. Lime.
Rogers offers a seasonal menu that changes every 2-3 months throughout the year. ARC is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is located in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection (3321 Hyland Avenue, Suite F). For more information, visit http://www.arcrestaurant.com.