Drink of the Week: Picking an Orchard Cane at Cotogna

Even in this unusually dry and warm winter, a tiki drink may not have the immediate appeal that may feel combing the beaches in a tropical part of the world. But I'd argue that the citrus, spices, and aged rums common to many Polynesian-inspired tiki drinks are seasonally more appropriately in a California winter than summer.

At Cotogna, lead bartender Kenny Dill makes damn good argument with his Orchard Cane ($12, blend of rums, apple cider, saffron liqueur, cinnamon tincture). Although not tiki outright, the blend of a dark and white rums and cinnamon tincture flavors share enough common DNA that you almost feel like there should be a paper umbrella in the drink.

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