Tag Archive: cocktail menu

The Satellite Happy Hour: Why My Inner 20-Something Likes It

The Satellite Cocktails by Caroline on Crack

The Satellite, formerly (and sort of still) Club Spaceland, in Silver Lake has started up a new cocktail program in its “upstairs” bar, aka “bar a few steps up from its main room.” The new drink night, “Mixology Mondays,” by bartender Amy Rieckelman enlists the help of Drago Centro’s Jaymee Mandeville to create a new…

New Market Fresh Mixology Program at Casa Del Mar Lobby Lounge

Casa Del Mar Plaid Mazerati by Caroline on Crack

Casa Del Mar Lobby Lounge is a gorgeous place to grab a drink. Beach, sunset, Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel. All the elements with which to impress your friend from out of town or romance your date. But up until the hotel’s new Market Fresh Mixology cocktail program debuted back in July, just like so…

The Churchill’s New Cocktail Menu: Choose Your Own Drink Adventure

Mia Sarazen at the Churchill by Caroline on Crack

When bartender Mia Sarazen first walked into The Churchill gastropub in West Hollywood, she immediately thought the space could use an Old Fashioned. And looking around at its Edison light bulbs, reclaimed wood communal tables and antique decor, I’d say she’s right. But she didn’t just stop there. Mia’s entire new cocktail menu was basically…

Erik Lund’s Cocktail Program at MessHall Los Feliz: No Club Drinks, No Shortcuts and No Olives

MessHall The Downtime by Caroline on Crack

Some things you won’t find at the cocktail bar in Los Feliz’s new and much–buzzed–about MessHall restaurant: standard martini glasses, olives and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Why? Bar director Erik Lund (formerly of Rivera), who took over the cocktail program from Julian Cox, basically doesn’t want to serve club drinks (martini glasses “look so tacky,”…

Big Bar Los Feliz’s New Midsummer Cocktail Menu Photo Gallery

Big Bar's Belanda Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Forget waiting until fall for new cocktails to drink. The Alcove’s Big Bar Los Feliz just debuted its brand-new midsummer cocktail menu. Bartender Dan Long said he was inspired by the bar/restaurant’s expansive patio, which is perfect for brunch and those Monday movie nights. These “Patio drinks” — tasty takes on daiquiris, Negronis and even…

Bartender Mia Sarazen Takes Over The Churchill Cocktail Program in West Hollywood

Rye 2 Ways by Eugene Lee

When West Hollywood gastropub The Churchill first opened in October 2011, I wanted to like it. But, big problem, the cocktails just weren’t doing it for me. The beverage director back then hailed from sister location, Hudson House, and had concocted this cocktail list of uber sweet and overcomplicated drinks. So unsurprisingly, I haven’t been…

Corner Door Cocktails in Culver City Aren’t What They Seem

Mezcallin by Caroline on Crack

It was my first time at Corner Door, which just opened in June next to A-Frame and Waterloo & City in Culver City, and yet the bartender made me a French 75. I looked at him sideways, sorta disappointed that he decided to lead with that at this hosted tasting. Why not show off with…

1886 Bar’s New Summer Cocktails: Smokey Margarita, Boozy Popsicle, Tranquilizer

1886 Bar's La Brigada by Caroline on Crack

Nowadays, everyone’s coming up with seasonal cocktail menus. Basically using it as a platform for showcasing the freshest ingredients of the season. But leave it to the Raymond‘s 1886 bar team, headed by barman Garrett Mckechnie, to create a summer cocktail menu that not only features California strawberries and tropical fruit but that actually evokes…

Ink Restaurant’s New Summer Cocktails + Photo Gallery

Ink Restaurant's gin cocktail by Caroline on Crack

The best-kept secret for some good drinking? Top Chef Michael Voltaggio’s Ink Restaurant in West Hollywood. Usually at a celebrity chef’s restaurant, the cocktails gets overshadowed by the food. Case in point, have you heard anything about the drinks at Spago? Exactly. Thanks to Ink’s brand-new mixologists Gabriella Mlynarczyk (I have no idea how to…

Tonight: Drago Centro Debuts Summer Cocktail Menu for $8

American Cherub summer cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Tonight at downtown’s Drago Centro restaurant, bar manager/mixologist Jaymee Mandeville will unveil her all-new summer cocktails for only $8 each. That’s right, for one night only, boozers on a budget can enjoy the nine new cocktails at a price that’s unusually low for downtown. Normally the “Nuovi Classici” (New Classics) and “Classici” (Classic) cocktails here…