Category Archive: great cocktails

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

Bar Minty: Irish Coffee with Dublin Liberties Whiskey

This week we celebrated National Irish Coffee Day at home. Now to be quite honest, I had intended to go get coffee (hm, would cold brew work) as I don’t normally drink coffee… 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

Venice: Patio Dining at Nueva

Nueva in Venice just opened in the old Sunny Spot location. Located right next to Scopa, Nueuva features ample patio dining. I did peek into the main dining room and hopefully we’ll be… 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. ┬áThen Southern California Whiskey Club had a tasting for Paul John Whisky last… Continue reading