Tag Archive: Cana Rum Bar

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…

Tonight: Cana Rum Bar Fall Cocktail Menu Debuts

Cana Rum Bar's New Fall Cocktails by Caroline on Crack

Tonight Cana Rum Bar debuts its brand-new fall cocktail menu (see below) which will not only bring back crowd favorite, the Pumpkin Colada, but will also feature a new ice cream cocktail which uses a Manhattan ice cream! This takes the place of my summertime favorite, Schoolyard Crush, which was made with a housemade Angostura…

New Fall Cocktail Roundup: Pistachio Coladas, Pumpkin Adult Shakes and a Matthew Biancaniello Recipe

Larry's Real Voodoo Stuff by Moretti Photo

This weather is crazy. 84 degrees in the day time and dipping down to brrrr! 57 degrees at night. You gotta love autumn in L.A., though, where our trees don’t signal the change in season but our drinks do. And at this moment our bartenders are transitioning from those light, poolside libations to flavorful sippers…

Behind the Bartender: LA Magazine Digest’s LA Bartender Q&As

The Famous' Nick Vitulli by Caroline on Crack

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite LA bartender, beyond the fact that they make a damn fine cocktail? Follow along on my bartender Q&A series on Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog, “Behind the Bartender.” It’s not your usual Q&A (those bore me!). Rather it’s just quick questions like “What’s your hidden talent?” and…

Champagne Punch Recipes on LA Magazine Digest

Punch! by Caroline on Crack

Looking for a way to get your New Year’s Eve party guests to ooh and aah? Luckily some of LA’s top punch makers — Naomi Schimek of Spare Room, Allan Katz of Cana Rum Bar and Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro — were kind enough to share their champagne punch recipes with me for Los…

Cold Comfort Cocktails: Fall Cocktail Roundup + Cocktail Recipe

City Tavern Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

As much as I love sunny days in L.A. I love this chill in the air. Perfect for cuddling and, oh, the delicious cocktails that showcase the best flavors of the season, flavors that comfort as well as evoke special memories from this time of year: pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dessert, apple cider for nights…

Vote Once, Drink Plenty: Election Day Drink Specials in LA

Election Gold Drink Stirrers on Etsy

This Tuesday there are several bars in L.A. offering Election Day drink specials, especially when you come in sporting your shiny new “I Voted” sticker. Plus many will be showing the election returns on their large flat screens. What better way to spend this evening which will no doubt be a nail biter? There’s something…

3rd Annual LA Craft Beer Crawl-Turned-Drunken Dash

Cari Hah downing beer at Las Perlas by Caroline on Crack

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer This past Saturday, Beer Chicks Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi welcomed 2,000 eager beer drinkers to their 3rd Annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl, co-hosted by 213 Nightlife in Downtown. Fortunately, I was able to finagle my way into the VIP portion of the crawl which limited attendance to a…

Boozy Woos: How To Romance an LA Woman Bartender

Naomi Schimek by Caroline on Crack

An LA woman bartender has heard every pick-up line and has seen every flirtatious move in her bar. So it’s no wonder it can be a little intimidating to try and romance her. But I asked some of our gorgeous lady bartenders in Los Angeles what’s the best way to woo them and consequently, every…

To Love and Drink in L.A.: Downtown Romantic Getaways With Cocktail Options

Cocktails Downtown by Caroline on Crack

My bf and I will be celebrating a big anniversary this month (woo!) and I figured that instead of just doing a fancy dinner and drinks somewhere booking a romantic getaway in the city we love would be the way to go. So I’ve been looking for romantic hotel packages downtown. Why downtown? Because we…