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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

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

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

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 last… 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: 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