Versions of all the classic cocktails are available with the bonus of most being available as volcano bowls. Who doesn't like a big ol' volcano bowl?
We arrive shortly after opening around 2 o'clock, cozy up to the bar and order a Mai Tai volcano bowl. I don't pretend to be any kind of expert on tropical drinks but it was delicious: big, fruity and full of liquor. In the summer months they offer a version of the Mai Tai with fresh watermelon purée (my 2nd round) that's really quite good.
They also have official Purple Orchid mugs for sale at 12 bucks a pop and some nifty Don Ho glassware. All told, The Purple Orchid is absolutely worth a trip to El Segundo. I hope to see you there.