Tag Archive: Sadie

The Unofficial World’s End 12-Bar Hollywood Pub Crawl

World's End Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham / Focus Features

Actor/writer Simon Pegg and writer/director Edgar Wright have teamed up once again to save the world in The World’s End. This time it’s not from zombies (Shaun of the Dead) but aliens, in the midst of an epic pub crawl of course. Naturally I’m so excited about this movie and have been inspired to create…

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…

How To Celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day in LA

Drago Centro's Soul of Mayahuel by Caroline on Crack

LA has been suffering from a long bout of chilly temperatures. I don’t care if it IS supposed to be winter, I was so over it! And then, wouldn’t you know it, just as soon as it’s finally National Hot Buttered Rum Day again, we get the high 70s. But don’t let that stop you…

Everything I Drank This Week: Fernet Luge to Magic Cocktails

Kentucky Bubblebath by Caroline on Crack

Cocktail log, stardate 2012.127: (I’ve always wanted to say that.) This week’s drinking adventures took me from an avant-garde cocktail class at SAAM to a Fernet luge at Cole’s to magic cocktails by Magic Castle bartenders. Saturday During a hosted look-see at the redone Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Thompson Beverly Hills, Beverage Manager…

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…

Mixtape Mixology: Your Playlist for LA Boozing

mixtape

Remember when “Bring Your Own iPod” nights were big in L.A. bars? Now it seems everyone’s resurrecting the good ol’ mixtape. Maaan, I used to make mixtapes for everything, road trips, breakups, my teen angst. Anyhoo, they’re back, well sorta. “Mixtape” is really just a new-old name for playlist but the idea of a theme…

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…

LA Weekend Events October 18 to October 22: Cheap Comme Ca Cocktails, Fanciest Chess Match

Hollis Bulleit sporting her fab headdress by Caroline on Crack

Is it still summer or is it now fall? With this crazy weather, who can tell? In any case, this weekend is going to be jampacked with lots of yum times for indoors and outdoors. Too bad I’ll be out of town for Portland Cocktail Week! Well, have fun holding down the fort with these…

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…