Tag Archive: cocktail menu

What To Drink Off The Eveleigh’s New Summer Cocktail Menu

Eveleigh Mustache Ride and David Kupchinsky by Caroline on Crack

I love summer but, truth be told, am not a huge fan of most summer cocktails. It’s for the simple reason that I don’t like ice in my drinks. Unless it’s a big, slow-melting rock. But pellet ice or cubes in a tall drink? Nah! With iced drinks I just feel compelled to suck them…

Last Night: Hey Bartender Movie LA After Party at the Andaz

Hey Bartender LA party by Caroline on Crack

Last night L.A.’s bar community converged on the rooftop of Andaz West Hollywood after a screening of new movie Hey Bartender, which premieres at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas this Friday the 14th. Still giddy from seeing all their friends on the big screen, there was a lot of bartender lovin’ going around as well as…

Crossroads’ Playa-Caliber Vegan Cocktails by Jeremy Lake

Crossroads Sophia cocktail by Caroline on Crack

When Crossroads Kitchen first opened up on Melrose, I was so excited. Fine dining with vegan food by an Oprah-approved chef plus vegan cocktails? Being a vegetarian myself, I was sold! It’s nice to have that option of dressed-up vegan dining. Usually I’ll hit up M Cafe, Native Foods or Veggie Grill in my sweats….

What To Drink at Goldie’s LA

Goldie's Aperol Spritz cocktail by Caroline on Crack

I had heard about Brittini Rae Peterson’s cocktails at Goldie’s LA in Mid-City West since before the restaurant opened in March. Goldie’s is the newish restaurant by the guys behind The Eveleigh so it wasn’t a coincidence that The Eveleigh barman’s Dave Kupchinsky could not stop talking about them. Ran into him at Short Order…

Comme Ca’s New Spring Cocktails: Springtime in Provence

Comme Ca's spring cocktails by Caroline on Crack

Yes, the onslaught of spring continues. But it’s the best kind with more spring cocktails debuting. This time from Comme Ca on Melrose Avenue. The new spring cocktail menu, a collaboration of the bartenders (Jeff Knudsen, Tim Loden, Johnny Wactor and Brent Henry), showcases a Provencal theme with light, refreshing concoctions and seasonal ingredients like…

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…

Day Drinking: New Brunch Cocktails at The Pikey

The Pikey day drinking cocktail Curry Mary by Caroline on Crack

It’s no secret that brunch is my absolute favorite meal. I look forward to it all week because what could be better than having both breakfast AND cocktails? If only it was every day. Throw that in with an outdoor patio where I can bring my dog Mya and I’m in heaven. The Pikey‘s patio…

The Corner Door’s New Spring Cocktails From Approachable to High Wire

Corner Door cocktail Pencil Mustache by Caroline on Crack

They say you can’t please everyone all the time but a good mixologist’s cocktail menu will always make sure to offer a variety from the approachable to the boozy. And at Corner Door in Culver City barman Beau du Bois has done it again with his new spring cocktail menu. “I tried to inject a…

Drago Centro’s New Spring Cocktails by New Guy Kyle Ackley

Drago Centro's The Diplomat by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to the bartender shuffle to make you fall in love with a mixologist and their cocktails at your new favorite bar, just to have them disappear on you. Well, Jaymee Mandeville, the creator of cocktail favorites like the Night and the City and the American Cherub, has left Drago Centro for the bright…

Freddy Smalls’ Cocktails, Take 2: New Bar Guy, New Program

Freddy Smalls cocktail Conejo by Caroline on Crack

It’s no secret that I never really liked the cocktails at Freddy Smalls in West L.A. Overly fussy concoctions which tried too hard without really succeeding in tasting good. Thank goodness for the new bar guy. Johan Stein replaced Dave Fleisher back in February and has stripped down the drink list from a “what the…