Mixologist Justin Pike of The Tasting Kitchen in Venice, Calif., hands out a secret list of his most cutting-edge cocktails to select guests, similar to the way some operators reserve a hush-hush food menu for folks in the know. Printed on quaint, old picture postcards, the eight-item list includes signatures like the Carte Blanche, made with white Armagnac, lemon, pineapple gum syrup and Pineau des Charentes, a French aperitif wine, priced at $15; and the Gentlemen’s Breakfast, a ...

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