Category Archive: great cocktails

Santa Monica: Tacos Every Day at Socalo

When I was a kid I used to watch a lot of cooking shows and one of my favorites was Two Hot Tamales hosted by chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. I… Continue reading

LA Tequila Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park Saturday, September 25

The LA Tequila Fest returns Saturday, September 25 to LA State Historic Park in Chinatown. Over 50 tequila and mezcals will be featured! This is a fundraiser organized by the Andres and Maria… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Introducing Minty’s Mezcal Mondays Plus a Recipe with Banhez Mezcal

It’s been a dozen or so years since I first tried mezcal. I was familiar with tequila, of course. But even back then I didn’t drink much scotch. I was into bourbon and… Continue reading

Bar Minty: The Mezcal Martini with Vamonos Riendo

One of my favorite things to do is the challenge of making a drink at friends’ home bars. Sure, I know I can make good drinks at home where I have plenty of… Continue reading

DTLA: Return to Otium

I’m so happy one of my favorite restaurants Otium has reopened. As of last month, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant now accepts reservations. I checked out some of the new drinks and tried… Continue reading

House of Suntory Ultimate Highball Contest with Toki- Win a Trip to Tokyo!

House of Suntory is hosting a Toki highball contest until August 14. Submit a photo of your “Suntory Time” with a Toki highball in hand on Instagram with hashtags #suntorytime and #tokyocontest. The… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Martini Monday

Dirty Savory Martini 2.5 oz Wilder Gin .50 oz blanc vermouth (Dolin preferred) .50 oz Dirty Sue olive juice olives There are still a few drinks that are stigmatized as “not classy” but… Continue reading

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