THR Remixes 4 Classic Holiday Drinks in L.A.

Ask for our special new mixology versions of eggnog, cider, buttered rum and a hot toddy at Plan Check, Shorebar, Pour Vous and 1886.
Edwin Fotheringham

This story first appeared in the Dec. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Pour Vous
5574 Melrose Ave.
Expect a pitch-perfect Parisian fantasia, where the nightly song-and-dance performers descend from the ceiling.

Who's there: Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner, Robert Pattinson, Aziz Ansari

Ask for the THR remix of: Hot Buttered Rum 
Smith & Cross rum is combined with orgeat and Velvet Falernum syrups. Grated cinnamon, nutmeg and clove are then added. Finally, it's garnished with a mist of star anise, pineapple and -- hey, it's French -- absinthe.

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Plan Check
1800 Sawtelle Blvd.
This Westside watering hole is known for adroit Japanese-inflected takes on classic cocktails (a nod to its address along the "Little Osaka" noodle and sushi corridor).

Who's there: Conan O'Brien, Brian Grazer, Maria Shriver, Sofia Vergara

Ask for the THR remix of: Eggnog
Plan Check combines it with a dulce de leche and coconut combo, which comes with a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt -- providing just a hint of salted caramel.

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112 W. Channel Road
A 7-month-old gloss on a preppy old-school beach club, it's situated just an olive's toss inland from Pacific Coast Highway.

Who's there: Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Katy Perry, Chelsea Handler

Ask for the THR remix of: Cider
The standard fermented fruit-juice recipe is tweaked with market-fresh ingredients. Expect vodka amalgamated with apple and lemon juice, house-made agave-ginger syrup, a spritz of Champagne and rosemary-cinnamon garnish.

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1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
The South Pasadena bastion of nouveau-boozing is housed in an impossibly quaint Craftsman-style bungalow.

Who's there: Natalie Portman, Gore Verbinski, Kirsten Dunst, Gwen Stefani

Ask for the THR remix: A Hot Toddy
That simple cold-weather staple -- whiskey and milk with sugar or honey, along with perhaps some cloves or a cinnamon stick -- has been upgraded. 1886's green tea variant of the toddy finds a sencha blend paired with 12-year single malt Yamazaki whiskey.