Tag Archive: spring cocktails

Comme Ca’s New Spring Cocktails: Springtime in Provence

Comme Ca's spring cocktails by Caroline on Crack

Yes, the onslaught of spring continues. But it’s the best kind with more spring cocktails debuting. This time from Comme Ca on Melrose Avenue. The new spring cocktail menu, a collaboration of the bartenders (Jeff Knudsen, Tim Loden, Johnny Wactor and Brent Henry), showcases a Provencal theme with light, refreshing concoctions and seasonal ingredients like…

1886 Bar’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Features Bottled Cocktail Sodas

1886 Bar’s Coke and a Smile bottled cocktail (Photo by acuna-hansen)

On a hot day there’s nothing more refreshing that cracking open an ice-cold bottle of soda. What would make that even better? If it was a cocktail soda, amIright? Bottled and carbonated cocktails are popping up on new cocktail menus around town just in time for the warmer weather. Sotto just debuted its trio of…

The Corner Door’s New Spring Cocktails From Approachable to High Wire

Corner Door cocktail Pencil Mustache by Caroline on Crack

They say you can’t please everyone all the time but a good mixologist’s cocktail menu will always make sure to offer a variety from the approachable to the boozy. And at Corner Door in Culver City barman Beau du Bois has done it again with his new spring cocktail menu. “I tried to inject a…

Drago Centro’s New Spring Cocktails by New Guy Kyle Ackley

Drago Centro's The Diplomat by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to the bartender shuffle to make you fall in love with a mixologist and their cocktails at your new favorite bar, just to have them disappear on you. Well, Jaymee Mandeville, the creator of cocktail favorites like the Night and the City and the American Cherub, has left Drago Centro for the bright…

1886 Bar’s Brady Weise on the Art of the Beer Cocktail

1886 Bar's Wild Orchid by Caroline on Crack

Beer cocktails are now a thing. Well, they’ve been a thing for awhile now, evolving from shandies and Micheladas of brunch cocktail menus of yore to the Hopping in the Rye with hop-infused gin by Matthew Biancaniello of the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar. Some skilled bartenders, like Matt, have created concoctions respectful of both beer…

The Eveleigh’s New Spring Cocktails: From South African Rose Sangria to Navy Strength Rum Negroni

The Eveleigh's Good Omen by Caroline on Crack

You gotta love the change of seasons because with it comes new cocktail menus! Huzzah! Here are the brand-new drinks off the Eveleigh‘s spring cocktail menu, crafted by Dave “Ol Man Winter” Kupchinsky. Dave’s thinking behind the spring cocktails was to highlight herbal, floral notes and lighter flavors and I’d say he achieved that. “Like…

A Menu of Dreams Deferred: Ray’s and Stark Bar’s New Spring Cocktails

How I Met Your Irish Mother cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Ray’s and Stark Bar‘s mixologist/sommelier Paul Sanguinetti had envisioned a different spring cocktail menu than the one that debuted April 23rd at the LACMA bar/restaurant. At least just in the names. In his version, there were odes to debaucherous nights, Celine Dion as lubrication and friends who were banned from the museum. Fortunately for Paul,…

This Weekend: Blue Palms Returns, Pig and Beer Chicks Dinner, 1886's Spring Cocktails

I’ve been so bad and fell back on my weekend roundup duties. Sorry to those who actually looked forward to these, all two of you, heh. Anyway, back on track! Reminder: April Fool’s Day is on Sunday, trust no one. Thursday, March 29 1886 Bar’s Spring Cocktail Menu Debuts The Raymond’s 1886 Bar is kicking…

Del Monte Speakeasy at the Townhouse: Historic Venice Bar Goes Legit With Crazy Classic Cocktails

Del Monte Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

The trend in Prohibition-style cocktails in Los Angeles saw the rise of speakeasy-esque bars. A drinker couldn’t throw a stick without hitting a “speakeasy” which usually meant a lounge-y bar with password-entry/hidden entrance and a pre-Prohibition cocktail program. See The Varnish (nondescript entrance) downtown and Seventy7 Lounge (password) in Culver City. But in Venice, seems…

Spring Drinking: Roundup of Spring Cocktails in LA

Roger Room's Jason Bran by Caroline on Crack

Spring is in the air. Huzzah! Sure, we Angelenos have been lucky enough to not have to suffer through any drawn-out winter storms but rather some minor wet inconveniences and that annoying time change. Still, it’s nice to be able to sit at rooftop and poolside bars again, no? To celebrate, bartenders across our city…