Tag Archive: cocktail

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

Ray's and Stark Bar Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

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…

Spare Room Hollywood’s $75 Tequila Cocktail Debuts Tonight

Coctel Unico by Spare Room Hollywood

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt is launching a $75 cocktail, Coctel Unico, tonight. Yup, a muy caro tequila drink. This baby is made with Milagro Unico, a new “micro-distilled tequila with Milagro’s rarest and barrel-aged reserves” (from the press release) that isn’t available in stores or for distribution anywhere yet and once it is, the bottles, of…

Best Birthday Gift: A Namesake Cocktail by Villains Tavern’s Dave Whitton

Bartender Dave Whitton of Villains Tavern and the Bar at Cliff’s Edge gave me what is perhaps one of the greatest birthday presents I’ve ever gotten. Ever. He created a cocktail to be served at my upcoming birthday party at Cliff’s Edge. But not only that, he came up with three different cocktails for me…

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,…

Library Bar's New Beer Cocktail: Name It and Win Free Drinks

I’ve wanted to like beer cocktails. I mean, come on, the best of both worlds. But, alas, I just have no interest in Irish Car Bombs anymore. I know, guess that means I’m ollld. In any case, when I visited Matthew Biancaniello at Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar over the weekend, he showed me his reinvented…

The Edison's New Cocktail Menu Debuts Tonight

Don’t count Joseph Brooke, The Edison‘s director of spirits, out just yet, L.A. drinkers. After about a year, he’s come up with a new list of cocktails for the swanky downtown bar. What took so long? The current renovation of Clifton’s Cafeteria delayed any go-ahead for a new cocktail menu from the Edison’s powers that…

Insider Info About Downtown's New First & Hope Supper Club

It’s a mixology musical chairs in L.A. lately what with the shake-up of Audrey Saunders leaving as partner and head of the bar at The Tar Pit and barman Marcos Tello up in the air about taking her place behind the stick*, and Joseph Brooke leaving Copa d’Oro to take over as director of spirits…