June 20, 2017 – Master mixologist Josh Perry—who recently left Restaurant 1833 in Monterey—is scouting locations and looking for investors to open his own higher-end cocktail bar.
“It’s something that Monterey lacks and I want to move things up another notch,” he says. While still in the early planning stages, Perry hopes to find the right space on the Monterey Peninsula—ideally in downtown Monterey—and get his new business up and running by early next year.
Meantime, you can catch him behind the bar at Cultura – comida y bebida in Carmel, where he will be mixing up south-of-the-border cocktails alongside bartender Matt Glazer.
Let’s hope he makes a version of his Smokey & the Bandit—a cocktail Perry debuted at an 1833 media tasting last year. It’s made with a combination of mezcal, bourbon, grapefruit juice and a homemade poblano-tabasco syrup. A concoction that offers a perfect balance of sweet, smoky, citrus and spice, with a little kick.