The Frank Flint ($12)
Caverly suggests The Frank Flint, one of his favorites on the menu, as an introduction to their house gin. Served up, it includes Cocchi Americano and Averna Amaro. They also have two other offerings—a Gin and Tonic ($11), and the Flintridge Lady ($12, made with the house gin, lemon and lime juice, Mathilde Pear Liqueur, elderflower, and an egg white)—that are intended to highlight the botanicals in their house gin.
Barrel-Aged Death and Taxes ($15)
At any given point there are about 5 to 7 barrel-aged cocktail selections available, with a handful more aging in the back. This barrel-aged version of Death and Taxes is made with Chivas Regal 12 Year Scotch Whisky, Martin Miller's Gin, Benedictine, and Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, which spends 52 days in a barrel.
Devil’s Gate ($11)
Billy Ray of 13-Stitches helped design the initial cocktail menu, which includes this drink. The name references the ninety year old dam just south of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) whose offices are just a mile down the road. Plymouth Navy Strength Gin gets fired up with a serrano pepper, followed by basil, lemon juice, local blackberries, and house made lemon grass and ginger syrups. The drink is topped up with club soda.
Looking into the Bar
The bar side of the Proper occupies about half of the entire space, and includes booths and benches, as well as the set of four chairs facing the travel-trunk-cum-table seen here.