Category Archive: alcohol education

DTLA: New Drinks at Bar Franca

  Bar Franca has launched a new menu just in time for Spring! A vibrantly green drink, the First Flush would be my first pick of the night. With trendy matcha but also… Continue reading

Echo Park: All the Mezcal at Bar Calo

  After dinner at the PhoLAOsouphy popup*, my friends and I went to Bar Calo for a nightcap.   It so happened to be National Margarita Day so one of my friends had… Continue reading

Pasadena: Check out Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 7

The fourth annual Masters of Taste returns to the Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 7. The food festival benefits Union Station Homeless Services. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes towards USHS. Tickets… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Caviar, Vodka and Dessert- Oh My! The Deluxe Experience at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel

  The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills has done it again! I recently visited for the Caviar Nights at the Bazaar last week. From now until the end of March, the Bazaar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Penderyn Welsh Whisky with Southern California Whiskey Club

  I have to be honest, I attended the Southern California Whiskey Club event with Penderyn Welsh Whisky because the special guest was an actual Welsh corgi! A puppy and whisky, what could… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Bols Genever

  Faith and Flower has Jazz Wednesdays and there’s usually a spirits brand in the house. Recently Faith and Flower welcomed guest bartender Yukiko Watanabe from Japan who made drinks with Bols Genever.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Ciroc Brandy

  Ciroc launched their first brandy about a year ago. I attended a tasting at Delilah in West Hollywood recently. You may be of course familiar with Ciroc as they’re a well-known vodka… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Introducing Hendrick’s Orbium Gin

  I recently attended the launch of Hendrick’s Orbium gin at The Wellesbourne. Orbium is the first new expression after the original Hendrick’s gin. It starts with a base of the original with… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark had a special series of cask strength bourbon as part of their Private Select program. It’s similar to the idea of Maker’s 46 but customized with five proprietary staves that create… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Pacifique is Now Open

  Pacifique is now open in West Hollywood. It’s exciting to see Chef Joe Miller back on the scene. The menu is pan-Asian Pacific with heavy nods to Japanese cuisine. We tried all… Continue reading