Tag Archive: Giovanni Martinez

Fernet Lightens Up in Summer Cocktails

Ink's Fernet Soda cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Italian amaro Fernet is an acquired taste with its bitter, pungent, aromatic nature. And yet, it’s Argentina’s liquor of choice (paired with Coke) and every bartender’s go-to. It’s for the hard-core. This summer, however, Fernet has lightened up and become more approachable with L.A. bartenders adding it to soda cocktails and desserty ones for your…

Everything I Drank This Week: Rare $600 Balvenie to One-Year Barrel-Aged Negroni

Balvenie tasting by Caroline on Crack

Another great week of drinking, from making my own Southside at the Plymouth and Beefeater Ginvasion to checking out the guy who took over Matthew Biancaniello’s post at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar to a Balvenie tasting with malt master David Stewart. Sunday Well really, a continuation of my Saturday dive bar hop. After going…

Vote Once, Drink Plenty: Election Day Drink Specials in LA

Election Gold Drink Stirrers on Etsy

This Tuesday there are several bars in L.A. offering Election Day drink specials, especially when you come in sporting your shiny new “I Voted” sticker. Plus many will be showing the election returns on their large flat screens. What better way to spend this evening which will no doubt be a nail biter? There’s something…

Halloween Cocktails in LA: Zombie Punch to Sacrificial Chicken

Big Kid Juice Box courtesy of Corner Door

Don’t let this year’s unfortunate placement of Halloween in the middle of a work week (seriously, wtf?) stop you from celebrating your favorite holiday properly, the BOOzy way. Check out these spooky-delicious Halloween cocktails available around town tomorrow only. Cecconi’s and Compartes Chocolatier’s Cocktail Party: Satisfy your craving for bad Halloween candy (mm, fun size…

Last Night’s PKNY Cocktails at Sadie’s Guest Bartender Night

Trinidad Sour by Caroline on Crack

If you weren’t out at Sadie in Hollywood last night for the guest bartending stint of Giuseppe Gonzalez, co-owner of tiki destination PKNY (Painkiller New York), you missed out on some goood drinking. Sadie Director of Spirits Giovanni Martinez stood back and let the New York bartender have at his barware in the front bar. This night…

LA Weekend Events October 11 to 14: Boozy Parties, Test Kitchen Redux, Free Pizza

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Boo to chilly weather but yay to LA weekend events! Thursday, October 11 PKNY’s Tiki Takeover at Sadie Tonight, Giuseppe Gonzalez of PKNY (Painkiller New York) joins other talented bartender with Italian first name and Spanish last name, Giovanni Martinez, at Sadie for a night of reimagined tiki cocktails and shenanigans. “There are no rules….

Summer Cocktails: Boozy Ways To Cool Down in LA

Sadie's Alcoholic Floats by Caroline on Crack

Nothing says summer like cooling off with a tasty boozy beverage on a warm, sunny day or sultry night. Thankfully, L.A. cocktail bars have come up with a slew of succulent solutions for you, involving cocktail ice cream bars, alcoholic floats and even a little Hanky Panky. Here’s a roundup of the tastiest summer cocktails…

This Weekend: Hottest Cocktail Ticket in Town, Hungry Cat 1/2 Priced Oysters, Adventurous Beer Dinner

Art by the Glass illustration by Dave Stolte

This weekend, do it for the kids. Friday, June 8 Buy Tickets to Art Beyond the Glass at Sadie Restaurant for June 17 If you’re going to ONE LA cocktail event this year, Art Beyond the Glass is it. Forget the rest, this one features the best. OK, that was a little corny but it’s…

Sadie’s Cocktail Menu Sneak Peek, Debuts January 24

Sadie cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Sadie LA, the new Hollywood gastropub which opens its doors January 24, is taking over the spot previously known as Les Deux (or Les Douche in snarky circles). And, no, it’s not your imagination, just in 2010 Les Deux did go through a remodel, mellowing out from celebutard nightclub to a low-key neighborhoodie spot called…