Bar Minty: Let’s Talk About Pisco Sours

One of the drinks I only occasionally make at home is any type of sour or fizz. It’s the raw egg that gets me. Yes, there are egg white substitutes but it’s actually… Continue reading

Bar Minty: 8 Amaro Sazerac and Friends

Years and years ago, I was at Cana Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Then bar manager Allan Katz was working on a 9-amari drink based on the 8 Amaro Sazerac from Sother… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Oste Opens with Full Menu Next Week

Oste opened last month with a pinsa menu. Pinsa is what we’d call pizza. Pinsa is Roman-style pizza and whatever it’s called, I am currently craving it! Currently Oste’s patio is open for… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Drinks with Jumping Goat Coffee Liqueur

I recently received a bottle of Jumping Goat coffee liqueur and naturally the first thing I thought about was a coffee martini. Then I thought about whiskey and coffee. But actually, the first… Continue reading

DTLA: Brera has Reopened for Outdoor Dining

Brera Ristorante has reopened for outdoor dining in Downtown Los Angeles. I checked it out on the first night it reopened last Friday. We picked a couple of drinks to enjoy while perusing… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Metropole, Rough Waters, French Manhattan Cocktail Family

One of my favorite cocktails is a Manhattan. I love playing with different variations by switching out the vermouth or perhaps adding amaro. And occasionally I’ll switch out the spirit, usually for rum.… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Spirit Guide Society Virtual Tastings with Seven Grand and Bar Jackalope

Last year I posted about checking out whiskey tastings at home. These virtual events quickly became the social activity around my house. I looked forward to getting together online with my whiskey buds… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Irish Coffee with Dublin Liberties Whiskey

This week we celebrated National Irish Coffee Day at home. Now to be quite honest, I had intended to go get coffee (hm, would cold brew work) as I don’t normally drink coffee… Continue reading

Deconstructing The Boulevardier on Wednesday, October 28

  Do you white knuckle drink instructions and panic when you’re missing an ingredient? Learn how to think outside the (recipe) box with this virtual cocktail deconstruction class. I have partnered with Women… Continue reading

DTLA: DineLA at Manuela Recap

I recently checked out Manuela in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles for dineLA. Reservations are recommended. Once you’re there, they do take your temperature. We were seated just outside of their… Continue reading