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   were popular back then,” he said. “We source the original spirits, which can be difficult to find, and recreate those cocktails with our own twist on them so people can experience what was popular back then.”
In addition, the 1122 menu is packed full of classics from
the Old
to Negro-
nis, mar-
tinis, and
a Cosmo
or Lemon
Drop? The
talented bartend-
ers are always open
to guests calling out their
favorite cocktail, even if it’s not on the menu, and they make every- thing from scratch.
“The syrups, bitters, tinctures, shrubs, basically everything you could possibly put into a cocktail including fresh-squeezed juices
is done in-house,” Donovan said. “The only thing we are not doing is distilling our own spirits. And the things our bartenders do with the cocktails, from adding smoke and fire and using nitrogen to chill – they put on a show and it’s like a fun chemistry lesson each night at 1122. The room lights up with fire and it smells like hickory or toasted cinnamon and the atmosphere constantly changes from all the different drinks they are creating – it’s really cool.”
Crowd favorites include 1122’s signature cocktail, the Butter
Paso Robles
Pecan Old Fashioned, made with bourbon, house-made pecan syr- up, orange bitters, and angostura. Also, Matty’s Gin and Tonic with 1122 gin, tonic syrup, crushed ice, charged water, and key lime
essence, and, dating back to the Prohibition Era,
The Last Word. A selection of
beers, cham- pagnes, and Daou wine
is avail- able by the glass for non-spirit
drinkers. The se-
cret elements, the somewhat-
hidden loca- tion, exquisite craft
cocktails, impeccable service, intimate details, and
Great Gatsby-era music playing in the background – all of this and more lend to the elevated, yet ap- proachable experience and magic of Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge and Speakeasy.
Seating is first come first served with a limited amount of weekday reservations available.
Eleven Twenty-Two is located at 1122 Pine St. in Paso Robles, directly behind Pappy McGregor’s. Open Sun and Tue-Thu from 6-11 p.m. and Fri/Sat 5p.m.-1 a.m. Make reservations online at or through Yelp for those on a tight schedule. Find videos, specials, and informa- tion on the latest events on Insta- gram @1122.cocktail.lounge.
–Meagan Friberg
              1240 PARK ST, DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES • (805) 227-7113 www.CANETIKIROOM.COM • @CANETIKIROOM
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