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Los Angeles Magazine’s Hawaii Mai Tai Mixoff

We’ve still got a long way to go for some consistently warm weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your Mai Tai drinking early. Lucky for you, there’s an opportunity to not only vote for your favorite LA bartender’s Mai Tai recipe but also win a trip to Hawaii, Land of Infinite Mai Tais!…

Table 20 Best LA Bartender Winner Plus Party Photos

As one of the judges of the Table 20 Best LA Bartender contest, having to name just one bartender as “the best” was like Sophie’s Choice?minus the death camp. I mean, I LOVE the final contestants for different reasons. One could work a busy bar without breaking a sweat, another could turn a classic cocktail…

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…

Drago Centro's People's Cocktail Winner: Jeni Afuso of Oishii Eats

Thanks to the Drago Centro People’s Cocktail Contest last week, food blogger/photographer extraordinaire Jeni Afuso of Oishii Eats has just added “award-winning mixologist” to her list of accomplishments! Some may have considered Jeni the dark horse contender in this contest. After all, she was going up against dedicated drink bloggers and cocktail enthusiasts Matt Robold…

People's Cocktail Judging & Summer Menu Debut at Drago Centro

For the past month, Drago Centro has been on the hunt for a new cocktail to add to its upcoming summer menu, conducting a “People’s Cocktail” contest that invited amateur mixologists in L.A. to create recipes around a secret ingredient and submit their winningest undiscovered concoctions. And this Wednesday the 30th at Drago Centro downtown,…