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Where To Find Chocolate Cocktails in LA

1886 Bar Golden Ticket

For those of us who don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but do love their rich and decadent chocolate, you can trade your trip to See’s for somewhere wayyy better: L.A. bars that have chocolate cocktails. Bonus, besides the booze and chocolate combo, is that you don’t have to rush on over to get them for V Day…

Halloween 2014: Spooky Punches, Neon Parties, Haunted Bars

Halloween punch: The Wellesbourne Jeepers Creepers Punch

Halloween is the BEST holiday of the entire year. Costumes, candy, scary movie marathons! Come on! And this year there are a ton of fun opportunities to show off the costume you worked on all year…or, if you’re like me, the one that you patched together with things from our closet. Here are my picks…

What’s the Drinking Situation at Saturday’s Plate by Plate 2013

Plate by Plate

This Saturday, nonprofit Project by Project‘s food fest Plate by Plate 2013 will be taking over the beautiful Vibiana downtown. From the looks of last year’s photos it’s a fancy affair with folks in suits and evening gowns! The lineup of over 30 restaurants boasts foodie faves like Bestia, Petty Cash and Rivera. But you…

Fernet Lightens Up in Summer Cocktails

Ink's Fernet Soda cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Italian amaro Fernet is an acquired taste with its bitter, pungent, aromatic nature. And yet, it’s Argentina’s liquor of choice (paired with Coke) and every bartender’s go-to. It’s for the hard-core. This summer, however, Fernet has lightened up and become more approachable with L.A. bartenders adding it to soda cocktails and desserty ones for your…

LA Street Food Fest’s Booze Situation + Its Caroline on Crack-Approved Bars

LA Street Food Fest Julian Cox by Caroline on Crack

For the 4th Annual LA Street Food Fest, which takes place this coming Saturday the 29th at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, I’m proud to announce a new feature: “Caroline on Crack”-approved bars! What does that even mean? It means that you can be assured that you’re getting the best cocktails from some of the best bars…

1886 Bar’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Features Bottled Cocktail Sodas

1886 Bar’s Coke and a Smile bottled cocktail (Photo by acuna-hansen)

On a hot day there’s nothing more refreshing that cracking open an ice-cold bottle of soda. What would make that even better? If it was a cocktail soda, amIright? Bottled and carbonated cocktails are popping up on new cocktail menus around town just in time for the warmer weather. Sotto just debuted its trio of…

Where To Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day: Craft Cocktails & Beer

Short-Order St. Patrick's Day cocktails (Photo by RyanTanaka2013)

If you’re like me and detest green-tinged beer or frat drinks named after a terrorist act (yeah, I’m old), then perhaps you’ll appreciate this roundup of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for some quality boozing. I’m talking craft cocktails, craft beer and beer floats. Just because it’s an alcoholiday doesn’t mean you gotta drink…

1886 Bar’s New Summer Cocktails: Smokey Margarita, Boozy Popsicle, Tranquilizer

1886 Bar's La Brigada by Caroline on Crack

Nowadays, everyone’s coming up with seasonal cocktail menus. Basically using it as a platform for showcasing the freshest ingredients of the season. But leave it to the Raymond‘s 1886 bar team, headed by barman Garrett Mckechnie, to create a summer cocktail menu that not only features California strawberries and tropical fruit but that actually evokes…

Summer Cocktails: Boozy Ways To Cool Down in LA

Sadie's Alcoholic Floats by Caroline on Crack

Nothing says summer like cooling off with a tasty boozy beverage on a warm, sunny day or sultry night. Thankfully, L.A. cocktail bars have come up with a slew of succulent solutions for you, involving cocktail ice cream bars, alcoholic floats and even a little Hanky Panky. Here’s a roundup of the tastiest summer cocktails…

1886 Bar’s Brady Weise on the Art of the Beer Cocktail

1886 Bar's Wild Orchid by Caroline on Crack

Beer cocktails are now a thing. Well, they’ve been a thing for awhile now, evolving from shandies and Micheladas of brunch cocktail menus of yore to the Hopping in the Rye with hop-infused gin by Matthew Biancaniello of the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar. Some skilled bartenders, like Matt, have created concoctions respectful of both beer…