This morning Little Rituals co-owner Aaron DeFeo joined us on the air for Barguments. Little Rituals (132 Central Ave, Phoenix) is a new bar from two industry vets – Aaron DeFeo (previously at Casino del Sol in Tucson), and Ross Simon (owner of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour). The trendy spot is located on the 4th floor of the new 19-story Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown. This ultra progressive cocktail bar boasts a menu featuring 30 custom cocktails, plus beer, wine and gourmet bar bites from Chef Bob Tam. Little Rituals is said to be "the Ferrari of bars" and their cocktails back up that statement.
Here is what we tasted this morning:
Featured in the 75th anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Bartending Guide, this cocktail is chock full of rustic bittersweet spice, Avuá Amburana Cachaça, Martini & Rossi Rubino, cynar, house aromatic bitters, grapefruit oil and Large cubes of ice
Scotsman’s Famous Milk Punch
An alluring bottle blend of liqueurs, fine wines, citrus, and tea, clarified in traditional fashion with milk for texture and softness
If you missed the fun on the air, listen below!