America's Best Outdoor Bars
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Blue at Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
The pool and dressed-to-impress crowd will grab your attention first, but Blue’s more original feature is its 147-square-foot garden plot growing more than 15 fruits, herbs, and plants used in the seasonal cocktails. It’s not uncommon to actually see them plucked by the beverage team for that day’s farm-to-glass concoctions, such as Verbena Lemonade with Ketel Citroen Vodka (kalamansi, lemongrass, and verbena), and the Pineapple Mojito (Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple, and fresh mint).