The Case for Virgin Mixology®

As the author of “Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be,” (which features more than 75 virgin cocktail recipes) and the founder of The Liquid Muse, a beverage consulting service and onlineContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Love Sushi? Learn about Sake!

Starting today through July 28, Kabuki Japanese Restaurants in Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas will hold “Sake Night” hosted by Yuji Matsumoto, the only Master Sake Sommelier in NorthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A Taste of the Lake, Next To the Beach

If you can’t make it to Lake Como, Italy, stop into Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica for Happy Hour delights and a taste of northern Italian hospitality. Seven daysContinue ReadingContinue Reading

RockSugar: There’s no place like Om!

Roaming the malls in the summer heat may less than enlightening but even when there is no yoga studio in site to recharge your chi, your weary soul gets rechargedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

It’s RAINing Cocktails (and Free Trips to Tales of the Cocktail)

Cocktail competitions are a barometer to measure what is happening in mixology as a whole.  When a homemade syrup, unusual ingredient or particular bartending direction appears in recipes from moreContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Female Mixologists Make A Mark at James Beard 2009

In the 19 year history of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, the gaze has fixed on food and wine. This year’s awards ceremony, held in early May in NewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

New Version of “Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails”

From the author, Ted Haigh aka: Dr Cocktail himself: Friends, history buffs, cocktail enthusiasts, creative thinkers…it has been half a decade since Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails was released, toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At Long Last… Crème Yvette: All Good Things in Moderation

I’ve been hearing rumblings for months. Maybe even a year. I think Rob Cooper might have even mentioned it to me at Tales, last year… Regardless, who cares.  It’s here. Continue ReadingContinue Reading

A Light Bite at STK

Restaurant Row on La Cienega is a fun place to play after dark. But now, thanks to STK’s new happy hour “Bite While It’s Light” menu, its easier than everContinue ReadingContinue Reading

MICHEL DOZIOS: Chillin’ in L.A.

A good cocktail is but the sum of its parts: freshly squeezed or muddled produce, well-crafted spirits and bartending technique are elements of the perfect drink.  Therefore, to those whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading