Category Archive: minty life

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

Westwood: Checking out the Bar at Fellow

Fellow in Westwood recently re-opened and the bar is spectacular. Indeed, everything was wonderful. We ordered what I’m calling elevated bar food and luckily found a spot outside to enjoy our goodies. We… 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

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

West Hollywood: Oste Opens with Full Menu Next Week

Oste opened last month with a pinsa menu. Pinsa is what we’d call pizza. Pinsa is Roman-style pizza and whatever it’s called, I am currently craving it! Currently Oste’s patio is open for… 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