A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg
Battaglini is the General Manager and resident Mixologist at S. Y. Kitchen where he creates his own infusions of spirits and bitters from a local bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs. “The soul of mixology is found in all the old recipes that we twist with modern ingredients and tools, in order to play with tastes to give every customer an extraordinary experience,” he says.
His newest cocktails include:
DOUBLE FRENCH BERRIES
cognac, blackberry, raspberry, mandarin napoleon infused with vanilla, simple syrup
SOL y ARENA
fresh pineapple, cilantro, smoked agave, mescal, lime, roasted pineapple bitter, chipotle powder
berries, mint, vodka, sambucus nigra, lime, vanilla sugar
mint, cynar, grapefruit juice, zesty attitude bitter
cucumber, raspberry, gin, sambucus nigra, simple syrup
S.Y. Kitchen is located at 1110 Faraday St. in Santa Ynez. For further information visit www.sykitchen.com.
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When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”