Category Archive: alcohol education

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

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

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

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

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 last… 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