Thirsty Thursday: The Hyde Lounge Love Unit
Lovely flavors of fruit mixed with vanilla
Hyde Lounge on Sunset is famed for being the scene-of-the-crime for some of Lindsay Lohan’s most controversial nights out. And while some have fallen off the wagon there, and others have fallen off the sidewalk, we have fallen in love with the lounge’s re-vamped, sophisticated vibe.
From the comfortable sofa-style seating, to the super-chic lamps that dimly light the hideaway, we were totally digging the atmosphere when we visited Hyde last month. Serving up amazing creations all night long, we sipped champagne and cocktails, including our favorite drink of all, the signature Love Unit cocktail.
With super tangy grapefruit and lime juice contrasted by red bell pepper extract and topped with sweet Stoli Vanilla vodka, this drink was like a party in our mouth! The totally unique cocktail was garnished with a red pepper and served with fresh basil for perfect presentation. We know you’ll love it too, so we nabbed the Love Unit recipe just for you!
The Hyde Lounge Love Unit
Fresh Basil Leaves
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Stoli Vanil
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit Juice
3/4 ounce freshly extracted red bell pepper
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1. In a pint mixing glass, add basil and hand press with muddler
2. Add spirits and mixers, fill glass with ice, and shake vigorously for 6 seconds
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
4. Garnish with red bell pepper ring and basil sprig.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on December 6, 2012