Cocktail recipe: Hudson’s Fountainhead worth a little reflection

Fountainhead cocktail
The Fountainhead cocktail at the Hudson includes lavender tea honey. Recipe: Fountainhead cocktail
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Whether you’re a fan of Ayn Rand or not, the three axioms of her objectivist philosophy (existence, consciousness and identity) can be put to the test in this independent-minded drink from the Hudson called Fountainhead. If your existence becomes too tough, test your consciousness by swallowing a few of these silken cocktails and lose your identity (in a pleasant way) for just a while. With herbaceous gin, tart lemon juice and floral, lavender-tea infused honey, this beverage is sure to ease you into a relaxed zone where you are the supreme ruler of your own cozy domain.

Hudson, 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 654-6686


2 minutes. Serves 1


1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Amethyst

3/4 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce lavender-tea infused honey

In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice and infused honey. Shake and pour over a single large ice cube in a glass.



Calories 149

Protein 0

Carbohydrates 15 grams

Fiber 0

Fat 0

Cholesterol 0

Sugar 14 grams


Sodium 1 mg

NOTE: Adapted from a recipe by Brian Simpson at the Hudson. For lavender-tea infused honey, the Hudson brews strong lavender tea, steeping it until it is a very deep shade of purple, and then mixes the tea with equal parts honey and cools before using.

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