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

Celebrate Cachaca Day (June 12) with Boca Ginger Fizz!

This cocktail, designed by Anika Zappe, is a spicy, sultry and sweet way to celebrate your “inner Brazilian” on June 12, otherwise known as Cachaca Day!  Whether gearing up forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Drinking in Cyberspace: Welcome to the Global Happy Hour

“The Aviation cocktail was like a secret handshake into the club.” David Wondrich was discussing the evolution of online cocktail culture alongside classic cocktail resurgence in bars, worldwide.  The factContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Macau In the Making

In its evolution towards becoming “The Vegas of the East,” Macau has hit many of the right notes. The Macau edition of The Venetian dwarfs its older sibling in termsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Playing the Numbers at XIV

Step into XIV on Sunset, Tuesday-Saturday from 6-8, and indulge in a deal as pretty as pearls—without the extravagant price tag. The terrace patio is home to the new “6ixContinue ReadingContinue Reading