Daniel K. Nelson and Steve Livigni pretty much rule the cool school when it comes to L.A. cocktails. Nelson runs the drinks program at Hollywood’s Writer’s Room while Livigni is in charge of such high-end watering holes as La Descarga and Pour Vous. The frequent collaborators have teamed for a new web series called Drink Inc., which airs on Youtube’s food channel, Hungry. The second episode is up, which follows the pair as they help Guelaguetza’s Bricia Lopez—who Livigni (and pretty much everyone else in town) dubs L.A.’s “Oaxacan Princess”—craft cocktails for the family’s new mescal bar.
Watch as the crew tries to make drinks out of mole, crickets (“Why not eat bugs? That’s the real question,” says Nelson), and of course, mescal. Salud!