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Drinking and Learning at LA Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

LA Times Cocktail Confidential by Caroline on Crack

Good thing Sunday is Labor Day Eve as LA Times event, The Taste’s Cocktail Confidential, will not only be hosted by the likes of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt (that girl can put ’em away) and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello but will feature several demos by some of Los Angeles’ top bartenders. Here’s the schedule…

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…

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…

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…