Sweet and stormy
Barberry Gin Fizz, Hawks Public House
We took cover at Hawks Public House on a recent rainy night, seeking comfort and provisions. Usually this would call for a stiff, inside-warming concoction. Then we glanced at the cocktail menu that advertised the fancy-sounding Alhambra Theatre Presents a Barberry Gin Fizz ($13). Made with gin, barberry jam, water and sparkling wine, the coral-hued drink exhibits marquee appeal. With its thick and bubbly texture, the cocktail balances sweet and tart notes for a refreshing end-of-winter escape. 11525 Alhambra Boulevard, www.hawkspublichouse.com.