4: SOMEWHERE IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES (THE OXFORD, SUNNYVALE, CALIF.)
by: Virginia Miller
In Silicon Valley’s town of Sunnyvale, The Oxford is a casual Indian-British gastropub where lamb shepherd’s pie and chicken tikka masala is served alongside fish and chips. Cocktails cut through rich, spicy dishes, like the popular house Oxford Mule (Earl Grey–infused Reyka vodka, house-made ginger-lime elixir and Jamaican bitters). But it’s the Somewhere in the Time of Butterflies that sneaks up quietly with an elegant punch. Soft and frothy with egg white, a touch of cream and an edible butterfly garnish served in a Champagne flute, this is actually a Bank Note scotch–based drink. Enhanced by a celery-rose-lime elixir and a dash of Bittercubeorange bitters, the cocktail is also subtly smoky.
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