A Bar Above – Pedro Cottontail
When he worked at a tequila bar, Stephen Malling enjoyed pairing tequila with blood-orange juice. But LoHi SteakBar, where he’s been running the bar for nearly a year, leans more toward whiskey than tequila. And that’s just fine with Malling. “I wanted to have a prominent whiskey cocktail that could appeal to everyone that liked whiskey,” he says, “but also to those that didn’t like whiskey.” Sticking with the blood orange theme, he matched a high-proof rye whiskey with ginger liqueur, lemon juice, ginger beer and a syrup he made with sugar, blood orange peel and vinegar, naming he drink the Hawthorne after the diner in the movie Pulp Fiction.