Havana-Inspired La Descarga Takes Complex Cocktails to L.A.

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In this episode of Across the Bar, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we are in Los Angeles at La Descarga, a ’40s Havana, Cuba-inspired bar and cigar lounge. Self-taught Head Bartender Joseph Swifka takes us through the La Descarga experience, complete with whipping up three specialty cocktails for us — a play on a Dark & Stormy (with chai tea-infused rum, topped off with a black lager from Brazil); a more complex take on your typical mojito (with dry vermouth and a splash of absinthe); and a tequila-based cocktail called Jalisco Prairie Fire.