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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…

SLS’s SAAM Avant Garde Cocktail Class With Rob Floyd

SLS's Pirate Cocktail Class by Caroline on Crack

After having taken two of Bar Centro lead bartender Rob Floyd‘s monthly “Cocktail Fundamentals” classes* at SLS Hotel’s SAAM, I’m convinced he’s the John Keating of cocktail schooling. For those who don’t remember that 1989 movie Dead Poets Society, John Keating, played brilliantly by Robin Williams, was the professor whose infectious love of poetry inspired…

Valentine Cocktails: What & Where To Drink in LA, Single or Not

Valentine cocktail: elit by Stoli martini for two by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, Valentine’s Day usually drives you to drink. Singles are basically made to feel like pariahs thanks to its inescapable PDA-filled commercialism and couples are stressed out over the prospect of overpriced dinners and boxes of chocolates. Well, I say, KISS. Keep it simple, stupid (I don’t really think you’re stupid), and…

Everything I Drank This Week: Fernet Luge to Magic Cocktails

Kentucky Bubblebath by Caroline on Crack

Cocktail log, stardate 2012.127: (I’ve always wanted to say that.) This week’s drinking adventures took me from an avant-garde cocktail class at SAAM to a Fernet luge at Cole’s to magic cocktails by Magic Castle bartenders. Saturday During a hosted look-see at the redone Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Thompson Beverly Hills, Beverage Manager…

Cocktail Classes by Salvatore Calabrese at Mixology 101

Mixology 101's Salvatore Calabrese by Caroline on Crack

Renowned London bartender Salvatore Calabrese (Salvatore’s at The Playboy) and LA’s own top bartender Joseph Brooke will be schooling cocktail geeks in the fine art of cocktail making. On June 25 and 26, Salvatore is coming in from London to join Joe back at Mixology 101 in the Farmers Market where they will teach “Journey…

This Weekend: Beck at the Bowl, Coney Island Wine Pairing, Creaky Tiki

Thursday, August 25 Locals’ Hour at Playa Learn from one of the best in the cocktail biz, Angeleno Magazine’s “Best New Mixologist” Julian Cox. He’ll teach you some of his trade secrets for you to try at your own cocktail parties. Best part is that the class is free and you can imbibe the lesson…