Tag Archive: cocktail recipe

Brunch Cocktails That Will Awaken the Dead

The Eveleigh's Corpse Reviver #2 brunch cocktail by Caroline on Crack

To prepare you for the weekend, I present five brunch cocktails from some of my favorite L.A. spots for brunching. Put them on your radar should you ever find yourself rolling out of bed Saturday/Sunday morning with a sweet hangover. There’s even a cocktail recipe so you can self-medicate at home if need be. The…

Blog Bite: Best White Russian Cocktail at 320 Main

When I first started drinking booze, my first favorite cocktail was the White Russian. Creamy, sweet and coffee-flavored, it was the perfect entry-level drink for someone with a sweettooth who was big into coffee. It was the first cocktail that made me feel like a grownup, like I knew what I was doing ordering a…

Blog Bite: A Tale of Two Manhattans at Ray’s and Stark Bar

Ray's and Stark Bar Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

Who isn’t on the hunt for the perfect Manhattan? Last night I attended the hosted cocktail tasting for the winter cocktail menu at Ray’s and Stark Bar in Miracle Mile. Since mixology consultant Michel Dozois is no longer in the picture sommelier/mixologist Paul Sanguinetti took over the cocktail program. For the season he created nine…

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…

How To Entertain Like a Soho House Member: DIY Truffles and Grey Goose Cocktails

Soho House by Caroline on Crack

Not many Average Joes and Janes make it past the model-gorgeous front desk girls of the┬áSoho House in West Hollywood. This international clubhouse (there are 16 clubs around the world) is strictly members only. And even then you have to be a certain caliber of celebrity and cha-ching to make it onto their roster. Knowing…

Where Have All the L.A. Bartenders Gone? They’re in NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail 2011

Tricia Alley, Pablo Moix, Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

If you’re a cocktail geek, chances are you’ve heard of the annual Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans and even plan your social calendar around it. Every year drink slingers, liquor companies and cocktail enthusiasts do their liver stretches and build up their alcohol tolerance before descending on the Big Easy for booze-fueled…

Those Summer Nights at The Spare Room: Food, Drink and Bowling Deals on Wednesdays

Save on your electricity bill this summer by spending your Wednesday nights at The Spare Room, Hollywood Roosevelt’s swank cocktail bar/bowling alley. Every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm, have them foot the A/C bill while you spend your savings on food, drink and fun deals. Nosh on $5 mini lobster rolls while tossing back $3…

Best Birthday Gift: A Namesake Cocktail by Villains Tavern’s Dave Whitton

Bartender Dave Whitton of Villains Tavern and the Bar at Cliff’s Edge gave me what is perhaps one of the greatest birthday presents I’ve ever gotten. Ever. He created a cocktail to be served at my upcoming birthday party at Cliff’s Edge. But not only that, he came up with three different cocktails for me…

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…

Cast Iron Gourmet’s Bacon Bourbon Breakfast Cocktail Recipe

When I stopped by Cast Iron Gourmet‘s booth at Artisanal LA’s spring show, I saw that owner Rashida Purifoy was selling jars of bacon fat. “But why?” I asked her. Why? Apparently her bacon fat is awesome. Thanks to her gourmet bacon, her customers were asking for her leftover bacon fat. Yup. They wanted to…