Tag Archive: whiskey

Jack Daniels Gives Frank Sinatra One More for the Road With Its Sinatra Select

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Last night at legendary Rat Pack stomping grounds La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills, Jack Daniels debuted its new limited-edition Sinatra Select whiskey, a whiskey commemorating the 100th birthday of its biggest and coolest fan, Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes was buried with a bottle of Jack! This Sinatra whiskey, which is 90 proof compared…

Sneak Peek: The Blind Donkey’s Drink Menu Debuts Tonight

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Beer guy Ryan Sweeney’s new bar, The Blind Donkey, opens tonight in Pasadena. But it’s not focused on craft beer. Gasp! Actually it’s all about the whiskey. 68 bottles chosen by partner John Bower who’s a whiskey guy and the one who envisioned this contribution to Old Town’s drinking scene. John felt that Pas could use…

Kentucky Derby 2012 Viewing Parties: Free Mint Juleps, Best Hat Contests + Cocktail Recipes

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Ferget Cinco, this Saturday, May 5 is Derby Day! And that means huuuge, fanciful hats, mint juleps and gambling on horses racing the 2012 Kentucky Derby! Gooo, I’ll Have Another! (I just like the name, heh.) Always so much fun when you can find the right viewing party. Fortunately here are a few to choose…

This Weekend: Beer & Tequila Pairing, Maker's Mark Mixer, Pour Vous Opens

Dude, lots of boozy events this weekend. Enjoy and be safe! Thursday, April 5 New Belgium Tap (+ 1 Can) Takeover at The Surly Goat Enjoy a tap lineup from one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, New Belgium. A brewery rep will be on hand to answer any questions on the…

Blog Bite: A Tale of Two Manhattans at Ray’s and Stark Bar

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Who isn’t on the hunt for the perfect Manhattan? Last night I attended the hosted cocktail tasting for the winter cocktail menu at Ray’s and Stark Bar in Miracle Mile. Since mixology consultant Michel Dozois is no longer in the picture sommelier/mixologist Paul Sanguinetti took over the cocktail program. For the season he created nine…

Last Night at Spare Room’s Boxing Day Social: Bar Tab Winners, Photobooth Shenanigans, Punch Recipe

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Last night’s boozy Boxing Day Social charity affair at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room raised about $2,000 in addition to collecting blankets and clothes for downtown’s Hospitality Kitchen. For the $10 donation at the door, guests were treated to turkey-on-rye sandwiches, Wild Geese Irish whiskey tastings and a Jenga tournament as well as three free-flowing…

Maker’s Mark Bourbon-Paired Dinner: Making Peace With Red Medicine and Whiskey

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Earlier this week, I was invited to a lavish hosted bourbon-paired dinner by Maker’s Mark at modern Vietnamese restaurant Red Medicine in Beverly Hills. Two reasons why I couldn’t turn this down even after my self-imposed whiskey hiatus (following an over-indulgent night with Elijah Craig) and that scandal last year involving the ousting and outing…

This Weekend: Evil Dead and Beer, Boozing for Charity, Caviar Party for the 1 Percent

Thursday, November 10 Pint Night and Evil Dead Double Feature at Naja’s Place Has any other such combination of words sounded more magical? Not only will Redondo Beach’s beer haven screen two of the best horror movies (so fun to watch with a group) but it’ll also debut a specialty beer from Smog City Brewing….

Cast Iron Gourmet’s Bacon Bourbon Breakfast Cocktail Recipe

When I stopped by Cast Iron Gourmet‘s booth at Artisanal LA’s spring show, I saw that owner Rashida Purifoy was selling jars of bacon fat. “But why?” I asked her. Why? Apparently her bacon fat is awesome. Thanks to her gourmet bacon, her customers were asking for her leftover bacon fat. Yup. They wanted to…

People's Choice: Scoops Westside's Maple Whiskey Ice Cream

I knew my beloved Taro Coconut was doomed from the start of this week’s Scoops Westside ice cream election on Facebook. Maple Whiskey was its rival after all. Bloggers (who seem to comprise the vocal majority of the ice cream shop’s fan base) love booze and they especially seem to love whiskey. So Maple Whiskey…