Secret Suppers: Chef Trey Corkern

Secret Suppers: Chef Trey Corkern

Clutching a pillow and bottle of wine, and mildly concerned about my car’s safety in a questionable Los Angeles neighborhood, I wound my way up the back stairs to some musician’sContinue Reading

Shake, Stir… Stretch?

Shake, Stir… Stretch?

“I hear there were bartenders doing yoga at 9 am this week,” joked Simon Ford, Chairman of the booze-soaked Spirited Awards, in his comedic welcome speech at the show, this year.Continue Reading

Spirited Awards Winners Video, TOTC 2015

Spirited Awards Winners Video, TOTC 2015

Every July, the cocktail and spirits world descends upon New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail. This was my 9th year of madness, fun, learning and friends, and it wasContinue Reading

New Mexico Cocktails & Culture

New Mexico Cocktails & Culture

This Spring marked the 9th anniversary of The Liquid Muse, and I found the most insanely awesome way to celebrate: New Mexico Cocktails & Culture. Having been involved with manyContinue Reading

The Mysterious Tia Sophia: 40 years of a delicious Santa Fe Institution

The Mysterious Tia Sophia: 40 years of a delicious Santa Fe Institution

If someone had ONE morning in Santa Fe, and asked me for a breakfast recommendation, I’d very likely send them to Tia Sophia’s. Located two blocks from the plaza, inContinue Reading

Free Eats for a Good Cause: Fox & Hound in ABQ, April 30

Free Eats for a Good Cause: Fox & Hound in ABQ, April 30

Newsflash:  This event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network at the UMN Foundation at Fox & Hound in Albuquerque. There are free snacks for a good cause… I figure this is something worthContinue Reading

Craving Indian? Bookmark Paper Dosa

Craving Indian? Bookmark Paper Dosa

If you have not yet been to Paper Dosa, you are not only behind on the place everyone is talking about in the Santa Fe dining scene but you are also missingContinue Reading

Interview: Spirit Works Distiller, Ashby Marshall

Interview: Spirit Works Distiller, Ashby Marshall

The craft spirits *boom* is in full effect, and people are pricking up their ears, opening their wallets and preparing their palates to explore and experience what small producers haveContinue Reading

Still Cold? Try My Hot Granny Tipples

Still Cold? Try My Hot Granny Tipples

While the hipster kids embrace their knitting needles and mid-20th Century clothing, I express appreciation for throwbacks with my “old lady” drinks. I call them that because relaxing in aContinue Reading

Dead Rabbit, Volume 3: Cocktail Menu Meets Modern History

Dead Rabbit, Volume 3: Cocktail Menu Meets Modern History

Studying spirits and classic cocktail recipes to land a bartending job at a prestigious venue requires dedication. Still, the mechanics of mixology can be taught and learned. Passion, however, isContinue Reading