Category Archive: booze

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

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: 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