Around Town: The Flintridge Proper, La Cañada Flintridge
If you have wandered over to the Meet the Team page, you may have seen us mention some of our favorite spots to grab a cocktail. The Proper is at the top of that list.
About The Proper:
The Proper boasts the largest selection of Gin in the World. You read that right. With over 200 different varieties from all over the world, you can really get into a deep Gin kick there. In fact they offer a few different Gin flights that allow you to taste different varieties, including their home made Gin which is made from 50% ingredients that are local. Despite being labeled a Gin bar, they have a great cocktail menu full of interesting drinks and all of the cocktails they make are perfectly crafted.
Drink of Choice:
Well, seeing as how this bar is all about Gin, I typically will start there. They usually have some pretty interesting Gin and Tonic combinations with different garnishes. The Hendricks and Tonic with rose pedals and cucumber is extremely delicious.
I also really love the Proper Old Fashioned. This was the drink that opened my eyes to the wonder of bourbon. The bartenders at the Proper actually set the glass on fire to caramelize the sugar when making the simple syrup. The drink takes a little longer to make, but it is worth the wait.
Dish of Choice:
Typically I just go to town on the appetizers. The two that are my favorite are the deviled eggs (with a piece of fried chick on top) and the bacon pull apart bread. Both are game changers. However, you can't really go wrong with any dish. They put as much care into their food as they do their cocktails.