Tonight Julian Cox, Rivera's star behind the bar, will appear at BreadBar's Hatchi Mix to conduct "Tequila in Three Magical Acts." The one-night pop-up sees Cox preparing eight blue agave cocktails based on the three sequences of a meal (app, entree, and dessert) while also invoking the three acts of a magic show. A rep tells us Cox, possibly in top hat and cape, will sneak preview new drink recipes headed to Rivera and its future sister R26. The appetizer libations include a sous-vide beet cocktail with goat cheese foam plus a green chili medley with mint and tequila, while an Iberico old-fashioned will make its way to the entree selections, and a cherries jubilee cocktail for dessert. The mix-master also promises to have some unexpected surprises hiding up his sleeve for tonight's dinner where all drinks are eight dollars from 6:00 to close. See the full menu of cocktails below.
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Julian Cox's Tequila in Three Magic Acts
Sous-Vide Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Espuma
Assortment of Green Chiles with Mint and Tequila
Vote for Pedro (Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Rye, Aperol)
Jamón Ibérico Old Fashioned with Toasted Spanish Bread
Roasted New Potatoes with Brown Butter, Crispy Sage and Truffle Oil
Piquillo Peppers with Mezcal and Balsamic Reduction