Slideshow: First Look: Cocktails at Hi Lo BBQ, San Francisco

Paloma ($10)
Paloma ($10)
The Paloma is "an example of a classic staple that we tweaked," Lazar says of the citrusy drink. Pueblo Viejo Blanco tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, lime, and Bitter Truth grapefruit bitters are topped with soda and a touch of St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
Bajan Rum Punch ($10)
Bajan Rum Punch ($10)
This cocktail features Mount Gay Eclipse Black rum from Barbados. It's blended with Smith & Cross, fresh lime, and a housemade falernum made with nutmeg and almond. The flavors are accentuated with a garnish of Angostura bitters and freshly ground nutmeg.

Lazar notes that he found this cocktail in an old cookbook for the Sugar Reef restaurant, a hot spot for Caribbean food in New York in the 80s.

Jerk Mary ($10)
Jerk Mary ($10)
Lazar has repurposed Sugar Reef's jerk rub for a spicy-sweet twist on a Bloody Mary. The paste includes allspice, space, thyme, garlic, habanero, white onion, black soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, lime, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The vodka-spiked Mary is topped with a slice of jicama, cured in salt, lime, and sugar, and a sprinkle of chili powder.
Fennel Old Fashioned ($11)
Fennel Old Fashioned ($11)
Not for the anise-averse, the rich whiskey drink is a blend of Eagle Rare 10-year Bourbon, star-anise fennel seed syrup, and orange bitters. "This and the Manhattan will go well with the ribs, when you want a big hit of bourbon," Lazar says of the drink.