Louis II at Mastro's, Our Drink of the Week!

Louis II at the Penthouse at Mastro's in BHEXPAND
Louis II at the Penthouse at Mastro's in BH
Photo by the Mexican

So last night, myself and legendary Chicano cartoonista Lalo Alcaraz joined our Bordertown boss Mark Hentemann for steaks at Mastro's—not the Newport Beach or Costa Mesa locations, but the ultra-ritzy one in Beverly Hills. I hadn't been to the steakhouse in a while because my expense account only covers Zingers and tacos. But we had a great time: talked lack of Hollywood diversity, the Zika virus, and hopes that our show, which airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on FOX, gets picked up for a second season.

What I wasn't planning on was to drink—no, seriously. My Mastro's trips usually just stick to digestifs to aid in the consumption of porterhouses and seafood towers, but I decided to crack open the cocktail menu, to see how good Mastro's booze game has become. Marone! A stellar, exciting roster  that I could've gone W.C. Fields on—but I was driving, so I stuck to the Louis II.

It's their take on an Old-Fashioned, and I gotta say it's better than any version of the classic I've ever imbibed. I've always favored Manhattans over Old-Fashioneds because of the former's bitterness, but the Louis II splits the orange peel between them: a smack of High West Double Rye wrestled down by the soothing caramel of Benedictine, with Averna and orange bitters cheering its respective sides on. The Beverly  Hills waiter assured me the Louis II is at their OC locations. And if they're not on the menu yet? Tell them to call the mothership and ask que chingada.

Use Current Location

Related Locations

miles
Mastro's Ocean Club Fish House

8112 E. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-376-6990

www.mastrosoceanclub.com

miles
Mastro's Steakhouse

633 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-546-7405

www.mastrosoceanclub.com


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >