Tag Archive: cocktail recipe

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…

Bartender Mentor No. 1: Matthew Biancaniello of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar

It’s no secret how much I love cocktails but the ugly truth is I really have no idea how to make them, except a Manhattan, that is. So I figured why not enlist the help of my bartender friends to teach me how to make my own damn drink for a change? Forget bartending school!…

Blog Bite: 320 Main's Dirty Ground

While celebrating my bf’s bday at 320 Main in Seal Beach the other night, owner/mixologist Jason Schiffer told me that he created this new cocktail called the Dirty Ground. He basically described it as a chocolate martini for the cocktail curious as well as the cocktail savvy. “When people came in and wanted chocolate martinis,…

2010 DonQ Holiday Mixoff at Esquire House

Five of L.A.’s top bartenders, an $18.9-million home in the Doheny Estates and a party full of willing drinkers. Such was the DonQ Holiday Mixoff at the ultimate bachelor pad, the 9,000-square-foot 2010 Esquire House, a house party venue created by the magazine featuring 11 lustworthy rooms dripping with brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and Hugo…

Villains Tavern's Fall Drink Menu: He Said, She Said Cocktail Review

Last week, Downtown’s Villains Tavern debuted its new fall cocktail menu to some media types. And since I couldn’t go I asked my friend John of Social Domain if he could check it out for me. As I told the PR peeps for Villains, I trust John’s tastebuds. But turned out they said I could…

McNuggetini Vloggers Alie & Georgia's New Cocktail Web Series on Food2.com

You’ve probably heard of Alie & Georgia before. They’re the Los Angeles cocktail vloggers, Alie Ward (LA Times staff writer) and Georgia Hardstark (journalist/blogger), who in 2009 created the McNuggetini and a how-to video to go with it. Now, personally I thought this cocktail, which involves a chocolate milkshake and barbecue sauce, sounded erptastic but…

Launch of Bigfoot Lodge West’s New 80-Whiskey List

This Saturday, Bigfoot Lodge West in Culver City/Palms is launching a brand-new cocktail menu and whiskey list. “But didn’t they just open? What’s with a new list already?” you may ask, and yes they opened just over a year ago. But this new whiskey list boasts to have “the biggest small batch bourbon selection and…

My 5th Blogiversary Party at First & Hope + Cocktail Punch Recipe

If you were a reader of my blog two years ago, no doubt you attended my 3rd blogiversary party at Bar Lubitsch. That was a big ‘un with liquor sponsors and a raffle-like giveaway. Since this year was my 5th, my friends and crackheads were asking if I had planned to do anything that big…