VENU #39 SUMMER 2018

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Cocktail Culture

A Spirited Conversation Shakin’ and Stirrin’ Things Up In Norwalk, Connecticut Written by Linda Kavanagh

THERE’S NO DENYING THE VIBRANT FOOD AND DRINK SCENE found throughout Norwalk’s thriving urban core. A robust and diverse collection of social gathering places are filled with fearless restaurateurs, dynamic chefs, and a slick cocktail culture punctuated with savvy mix-masters. Social media has taken hold of the visual appeal of a cocktail, while enthusiasts continue to embrace the many flavor nuances, the history, and social aspect of a well-crafted drink.

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BEACH HOUSE SONO

OUR HOUSE SONO

CASK REPUBLIC

EL SEGUNDO

THE SPREAD

Coconut Mojito

Frose

99 Problems

Amelia

L’s Mai Tai

Cream of coconut, Captain Morgan White Rum, Malibu Rum, fresh mint

Frozen rose wine, strawberries, vodka, cranberry juice, and triple sec

High West Campfire Bourbon, Aperol, Cocchi Vermouth, peach bitters

American vodka, St. Germain, lemon blackberry cordial, fresh mint

Light and dark rum, Orgeat, lime and fresh pineapple juice, fresh mint and orange slice

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Our House SoNo