Category Archive: alcohol education

Echo Park: Drinks at Lowboy

Lowboy opened in Echo Park about a year ago. It was rapidly becoming my regular bar that I had hit up about every 2-3 weeks. I have a post in my queue all… Continue reading

Recap: Southern California Whiskey Club Presents Paul John Whisky and Cocktail Class

  I first had Paul John Whisky back in 2017 and wrote about the Indian single malt line up in 2018. ¬†Then Southern California Whiskey Club had a tasting for Paul John Whisky… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Making Cocktails with Fresh Fruit

With the hot weather lately, I’ve wanted refreshing drinks. This often means fresh fruit drinks. I’ve experimented with strawberries¬†inspired by a coffee negroni but sometimes I just muddle fruit into a spirit of… Continue reading

North Hollywood: Curated Gift Boxes at The Other Door Bar

  Before the pandemic, I was supposed to go to The Other Door to check them out. Unfortunately of course, they had to quickly pivot their business. While they’re considering opening for outdoor… Continue reading

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