Tag Archive: vodka

Celebrating Marilyn: Hollywood Museum’s Marilyn Monroe Exhibit + Cocktail Recipes

Photos by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

Legends never age. So when I tell you that today is Marilyn Monroe’s 86th birthday, it would be difficult to imagine her blowing out that many candles. As it is, she’s forever frozen in our memories as singing “Happy Birthday” to Kennedy, pushing down an out-of-control white skirt and dancing around with diamonds. In celebration…

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…

Grey Goose Vodka Dinner at Checkers Downtown

You’ve heard of beer-paired dinners and even Kahlua-paired dinners but rarely the dinner with vodka, I bet. I guess it sounds like it would be too easy. I consider vodka the tofu of the spirits, it can mix with pretty much anything. But at the Grey Goose Vodka dinner at Checkers Downtown this Wednesday, the…

Pinky Vodka Cocktail Contest: 28 Cocktails, 4 Judges, 1 Sexy Winner

I’ve had many, many cocktails in my life but never 28 cocktails in one sitting. But when I was invited to judge the Pinky Vodka Cocktail Competition at Nic’s Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills, that’s just what I had to do. Well someone had to pick the “next great mixologist to create a fresh cocktail…

Sex & the City 2 Cocktails & 21+ Screenings

Sure, we can blame Sex and the City for the popularity of syrupy, flavored vodka cocktails back in the ’90s and even its lingering presence in clubs and hotel bars now, but with the new movie, Sex and the City 2, coming out, how else can a bunch of best girlfriends toast to the adventures…

My Chillaxing New Year's Eve Party Drink List

Christmas is done. Now on to the next hyped-up holiday: New Year’s Eve! Since crowds and huge bar tabs soo aren’t my thing, I decided to throw my own sweet, little shindig this year. But the twist here is that this one will be low-key. No fancy dress-up. No djs. No crazy house party crowds….

Absolut Boston: Why Boston Is Luckier Than L.A.

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of vodka; bourbon being my spirit of choice. But when I received a bottle of Absolut Boston to try out, I was pleasantly surprised. The third in the series of American city-inspired flavored vodkas by Absolut, it’s flavored with elderflower and black tea and possesses a…