Episode 2

Beyond the Drink: Mike Capoferri’s Liquid Picnic (S9/Ep.02)

Published on: 26th July, 2023

Mike Capoferri is the owner of a Los Angeles neighborhood cocktail bar with a program focused excellence, consistency and sustainability. His bar was recently voted #10 on the list of North America’s 50 Best Bars 2023. Get ready for some mind-blowing insights as he shares the secrets behind one of the bar’s signature cocktails. Mike is a true advocate for making a positive impact. He’s actively involved with Echo Park Trash Club and No Us Without You. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with one half of a dynamic bartending duo… Mike Capoferri.  (cocktail recipe below)

Liquid Picnic

Reads like a salad, drinks like a Martini

London Dry Gin, such as Fords

Citron Liqueur, such as nardini acqua di cedro

Dry Vermouth

Black Pepper tincture

Salt/saline solution

Rosemary distillate 

Clarified tomato water


This season is brought to you by Fords Gin, a gin created to cocktail.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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