Michael Hepworth
By Bonnie Carroll
Redondo Beach,CA(Spiritsman)8/13/12/—If you are traveling to enjoy the 17th Annual Redondo Beach Surf & Turf Lobster Festival, to be held at the Seaside Lagoon on September 21 through 23, don’t miss an opportunity to stop by the chic BALEEN Kitchen in the Portofino Hotel & Marina to sample cocktails and small plates now on their new scrumptious restaurant & bar menu. The hotel is located steps from the Seaside Lagoon festival site. Visit: for details.
The BALEEN Martini is a sweet magical muddled cocktail that will pairs well with the Charcuterie Plate or . Shrimp “Ajillo”.
BALEEN Martini
1 ½ oz. Skyy
1 oz  lime juice
1 oz  lavender simple syrup (house made or Monin)
3 blueberries muddled
Method: Shake and Fine Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with lavender sprig
BALEEN Passion Flower is ideal to enjoy with a small plate of warm blue cheese, dates & almonds or crispy calamari.
BALEEN Passion Flower
2 oz  10 Cane Rum
1 oz  lime
1 oz  Funkin Passion fruit puree
1 oz  simple syrup
2 strawberries
Method: muddle berries in lime, ad ingredients and shake well. Shake and Fine Strain into a cocktail glass.

Michael Hepworth

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