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Art Beyond the Glass is Back | June 25, 2017

Mark your calendars. This weekend is the best reason to drink in Los Angeles. Art Beyond the Glass is popping up in Silver Lake on Sunday, June 25th at Los Globos. The sixth annual charity event celebrates the LA Cocktail Community and the artists among ...Read More

Retro Cocktailing with Vinyl Rewind

Drinking Whiskey & Mixing Cocktails with the Vinyl Geek Drinking with friends is far more entertaining than drinking alone, so when my friend Eric asked me to join him for a whiskey tasting, naturally I obliged. Eric is the the Vinyl Geek and host of ...Read More

I Heart Irish Whiskey

6 Irish Whiskies You Want to Drink Beyond St Patrick’s Day I love Irish Whiskey. It’s always the place I start when I am introducing a non-whiskey drinker to the brown spirits. There’s an accessibility, with the light fruit undertones and lower proofs that ...Read More

Golden State of Cocktails 2016

Make plans for your bartenders weekend: You’re going to Golden State of Cocktails Golden State of Cocktails is back in the City of Angels. Celebrating all the delicious traditions, tastes, and techniques that contribute to the state of modern mixology, Golden State of Cocktails ...Read More

Your Favorite Drinks of 2015

Cheers to 2015! There were many delicious ways to imbibe and indulge! These were the drinks you liked the most on Instagram – hopefully you had a chance to taste them! From the top right: Ancho-Villa at @TheTacoteca by the amazing @gioconda_s who is ...Read More

Black Cocktail for Black Friday

Who said Black Friday had to be about shopping? Black Friday is getting a makeover, with retailers like REI keeping their doors closed and some State Parks encouraging people to get out into nature and enjoy one another’s company. So give thanks, kick your feet ...Read More

Beyond Brown, Bitter, and Stirred

Used to reaching for a Manhattan when you want a drink that’s brown, bitter, and stirred? Bartenders these days are venturing beyond the Boulevardier & Old Pal into new territory. Incorporating amaros and other barrel aged spirits, making this category of cocktails so popular, ...Read More

In Defense of the Apple-Tini

I know. The Sour Apple Martini is like the ex-boyfriend with the acid washed jeans, you ditched 10 years ago. But, trust me, this Apple-tini is not like the Sex-In-The-City-artificial-kiddie-colada you drank in the Cocktail Dark Ages. This Apple-tini got an au natural facelift ...Read More

The Business of Booze

A Panel on Alcohol & Entrepreneurship Do you think you have what it takes to make it in the Booze Industry? If you missed it, I had a lively discussion with some industry insiders on a panel entitled “The Business of Booze: Alcohol & ...Read More