Mike is joined by Travis Archer, formerly the Mojito master behind “Mojito Mondays” at Dino’s. Travis now runs the bar at Osteria La Buca in Los Angeles and makes incredibly delicious and creative cocktails. Travis gives his traditional mojito recipe as well as a California-centric riff on the classic with lemon verbena. Also discussed: egg white style foams for vegans, gems of the California spirit scene, the perfect music to pair with a Mojito, Travis’ “Shot Girl Summer” at Osteria La Buca, and why restaurant and bar teams are like basketball teams.
Order Mike’s new book Barantined: Recipes, Tips, and Stories To Enjoy At Home; stories from a range of bartenders and sommeliers on how they survived the pandemic and how you can upgrade your home bar setup.
You can also see Mike talk about the new book on July 23rd at Parnassus Books at this event in conversation with author (and James Beard winner) Lisa Donovan.
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