Category Archive: booze

Bar Minty: The Bamboo Cocktail

One day I wanted to make a simple, low proof drink. I decided to make the Bamboo cocktail with some modifications. Traditionally the cocktail uses fino sherry which is quite dry and dry… Continue reading

Long Beach: Snacks & Drinks at Panxa

I loved Panxa! The open, airy restaurant was so cute. We sat at a two top near the bar with a bird’s eye view of everything. I would love to come back for… Continue reading

Southern California Whiskey Club Fundraiser for Covid-19 Relief with Paul John Distillery

I’m happy to announce Southern California Whiskey Club is partnering with Paul John whisky next Wednesday, July 7 at Lost Property bar for a Covid-19 relief fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen,… Continue reading

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

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

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

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