Category Archive: great cocktails

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. ¬†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

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

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