Category Archive: cocktalian

Minty at Home: Checking out Virtual Whiskey Tastings

  I’ve been working from home since mid-March. That means my once “too busy” life came to a halt. I no longer was out every night at a new bar or checking out… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Daiquiri Time IN

  If you ask bartenders what is one drink you need to know how to make, most say a daiquiri. I always found this amusing since it’s invariably followed up with, “a real… Continue reading

Minty at Home: The Negroni and its Variations

  Surprise, surprise! I’m not actually going to show you how to make a Negroni. Stanley Tucci has already done a fine job of it. No, actually he did. Despite a few nitpicks,… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Martini vs Manhattan

  A few weeks ago when I started making drinks at home, resurrecting my Minty Popup Bar, I made a pair of classics; the Martini and Manhattan. I recently did inventory and though… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. Usually I’m conflicted about celebrating the day because I tend to have Kentucky Derby plans the same weekend. But since we’re all safer at home, I will… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Apricot Juleps

    Hello Friends! As I enter week 7 of safer at home, I decided it’s time to get back to blogging! I never realized how much I was going out until this… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Food Crawl at The Cosmopolitan Featuring Tekka, Hattie B’s, Pok Pok and Ghost Donkey

  The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is one of my favorite hotels. I love the bars there and was so excited to check out the newish food hall called Block 16. There’s a… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Checking out Eataly at Park MGM

  One day in Las Vegas, I explored Eataly at Park MGM. I knew right away we were going to share the prime rib sandwich. My friend went off to order it and… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl to Pepe Le Moko, Pink Rabbit, Dead Shot and Hey Love

  Let’s go on a bar crawl! Here are some of the bars I checked out when I was last in Portland, Oregon. First up is Pepe Le Moko which opened a few… Continue reading

PDX: Dinner and Drinks at Scotch Lodge

  On the top of my list for my Portland trip was to check out the then newly opened Scotch Lodge. In all my years of going to PDX, I never met Tommy… Continue reading