Cana: A Bitters Craving

Arms Race

From what I understand, Cana’s new menu dropped last week which means this post about the last menu is a bit late. But I am still craving the Arms Race which features 9 different kinds of bitters. I hope they kept this one of the list though they can probably make it again as it’s a Sazarac with the 9 different bitters. It’s Cana one-upping Amor y Amargo’s 8-Amaro Sazarac.

Erik Trickett

A few weeks ago, Erik Trickett formerly of 320 Main and now at roe in Long Beach was in between gigs. He tended bar at Cana while perfecting his tiki and rum drinks.

Ancient Mariner

Erik introduced to me his favorite tiki drink, Ancient Mariner. It originated with Beachbum Jeff Berry’s Grog Log. At first sip, I thought it was pretty similar to a Mai Tai though not as sweet. I enjoyed it because usually I could handle only one tiki drink at a time- the amount of sugar usually bothers me. Looking at the recipe, I could possibly have another or at least go for another drink.

Rum Dood has a great post on the Ancient Mariner and recipe.

Snake Eyes

During my last visit, Snake Eyes was one of my favorites (drink on the left). Made with Banks rum, Yellow Chartreuse, Absinthe, pasilla pepper, lime and Eucalyptus syrup,  I could easily have 3 of these and never tire of them.

Rope Burn

Back to bitter, I spotted the Rope Burn which I later found out Lush Angeles had a hand in. With Smith & Cross rum, Bonal and Aperol, it was a delicious and funky drink.

Cana’s latest beer cocktail

I did get a sneak peak of the beer cocktail that is on the new menu a few weeks ago.  I’m really digging beer cocktails so I’m happy for this trend.

I’ll have to go back in to try the rest of the menu!

Cana Rum Bar

714 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 – (213) 745-7090

© The Minty // LA Cocktails 2012


A couple of notes:

  • $20 yearly membership fee (good for you and up to 3 guests)
  • Entrance off Flower

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