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Friday, August 26, 2011

Feisty Blood Orange, A Drink With Bite at 1300 on Fillmore

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM

click to enlarge DOUGLAS ZIMMERMAN
  • Douglas Zimmerman
How can you not order a drink that has the word feisty in it? 1300 on Fillmore threw down an irresistible semantic challenge, earning this week's honors with a concoction of Grey Goose L'Orange vodka, orange and cranberry juices, and the remnants of a jalapeño slice. Our grandmother's favorite daily beverage was equal parts orange and cranberry, and that combination always takes us right back into her kitchen, but her drink didn't give us warm eyeballs. 1300's list of 20 specialty cocktails includes twists on Southern staples like the hurricane and the mojito, the latter jazzed up here with a tart dash of pomegranate liqueur, but this is the cocktail that best mirrors the fiery and comforting elements of the restaurant's best Louisiana-kissed dishes. Though there's no actual blood orange in this mix, the pepper does elevate the circulation and punctuate the buzz. 1300 on Fillmore 1300 Fillmore (at Eddy), 771-7100

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