Tag Archive: Erick Castro

Everything I Drank This Week: From a Secret Bourbon Milk Punch to Mint Chocolate Stout

Simon Ford doing up Mum's Apple Pie by Caroline on Crack

Truth be told, I feel like crap when I don’t blog. But this week has been a busy one of boozy events like Neat’s one-year anniversary, following Simon Ford around at his guest bartending stints and covering Stone Brewing’s store opening in Pasadena. Suffice it to say that many drinks were consumed and zero blog…

Gin Master Class Is in Session: How To Make The Eveleigh Cocktail With Beefeater Gin’s Erick Castro

Erick Castro by Caroline on Crack

Just because I know how to enjoy a well-made cocktail doesn’t mean I know how to make one. (Although I do make a mean Boulevardier, hee.) So when I was invited to the Gin Master Class hosted by Beefeater Gin at the Eveleigh bar/restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, you know I jumped at…

Blogger Barhop 2012: Whirlwind Cocktail Tour With Nine LA Bars in One Night

Toasting to Ray at Tiki Ti by Caroline on Crack

Los Angeles is where I matured, drinkingwise I mean. I turned 21 here, fell in love with my first cocktail (White Russian) and quickly realized which bar scene I preferred (low-key lounge as opposed to sceney nightclub). So when Aidan Demarest of Neat and I brainstormed which bars we wanted to hit up for Blogger…

Blogger Barhop 2011: And Then It Was All a Blur

Eight bloggers, five bars in six hours and a trolley. That was what will heretofore be remembered (barely) as the Blogger Barhop 2011. Thanks to our generous sponsor Plymouth Gin, host Erick Castro and ringmaster Aidan Demarest, it was a night of nonstop boozing, bad behavior and excellent cocktails. Now, this wasn’t just another media…

This Weekend: $3 Brown Bag Beer, Mixology Costume Party, Spooky Pub Crawl

Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether it’s for the chills, costumes or parties, I look forward to it every year. And I’m happy to say there seems to be a decrease in douchy “1st Annual” parties this year and an increase in events I actually want to go to! By the way, catch me on Carson…