Tag Archive: cocktail punch

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…

Seven Grand’s 12 Days of Christmas Cocktail Punches + a Recipe

Seven Grand punch courtesy of Seven Grand

How much do you love punch? Enough to indulge in a different one every day for 12 days? Well you’re in luck because Seven Grand is celebrating the countdown to Christmas with a different punch daily til the holiday, starting tonight. Yup, instead of singing that tiring “12 Days of Christmas” song, why not drink…

Thanksgiving Eve Drinking Roundup

Seven Grand by Caroline on Crack

Got the jitters about getting together with the family tomorrow for Thanksgiving? For some, it’s enough to drive you to drink. How about partying it up and having a good time tonight at these Thanksgiving Eve drinking events? For those looking for where to drink on the actual holiday, even though most bars will be…

Favorite Drinks in Portland and Portland Cocktail Week 2012

RumDood at Rum Club by Caroline on Crack

This week was the 3rd Annual Portland Cocktail Week but my first time attending. Unsurprisingly it wasn’t as hot, sticky or debaucherous as Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Not as many crazy parties nor were there spirited dinners or tasting rooms. Just good wholesome fun…wait, I take that back, there were strippers. But…

Last Night at Spare Room’s Boxing Day Social: Bar Tab Winners, Photobooth Shenanigans, Punch Recipe

Silamith shaking her stuff by Caroline on Crack

Last night’s boozy Boxing Day Social charity affair at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room raised about $2,000 in addition to collecting blankets and clothes for downtown’s Hospitality Kitchen. For the $10 donation at the door, guests were treated to turkey-on-rye sandwiches, Wild Geese Irish whiskey tastings and a Jenga tournament as well as three free-flowing…

And the Los Angeles Magazine Winner for Best Cocktail Punch 2011 Is…

Spare Room by Caroline on Crack

Los Angeles Magazine‘s Best of LA 2011 issue is currently out on the newsstands and it’s one that’s not to be missed. Not because I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute a couple of blurbs to it, hee!, but just because it’s usually the issue you’ll end up referring to for years to…

5 Reasons To Hit Up Tomorrow's Taste of the Nation LA Spare Room Bowling Party

As if you needed them! Five reasons to hit up tomorrow night’s Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation LA benefit bowling party in Hollywood. 1) For $50 you can bowl for an hour (sporting those oh-so luxurious Esquival shoe rentals), partake of cocktail punches (see below), dance to a dj, nosh on passed appetizers and…

Bowling, Cocktail Punch, Connect Four: Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation Benefit

***CONTEST CLOSED*** You know how I was going on and on about how fun it was to bowl, play board games and drink cocktail punches at the Spare Room in Hollywood? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try. I’m hosting a benefit with SR’s Aidan Demarest there next Thursday, May 26th from 6…

Blog Bite: Library Bar's Jamaican Waiting Punch

OK I just blogged about a bar at Hollywood Roosevelt but this little tidbit I couldn’t keep to myself. You know how the long wait for a well-done cocktail is a necessary evil? Sometimes you have to wait up to 30 minutes to get a good drink. Can be a pain in the ass when…

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt: Bowl Like a Billionaire, Drink Like a Sailor

If you’ve shied away from Hollywood nightlife before because clubbing isn’t your thing, The Spare Room, cocktail bar/bowling alley, at the Hollywood Roosevelt might just be able to entice you over to the blingy side. Yes, they have bowling at what is surely the fanciest alley you’ve ever seen, and that includes Lucky Strikes. Meant…