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 Vinyl Rewind where he reviews vinyl and mixes cocktails. We gathered […]
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 ease a whiskey newbie into the delights that whiskey brings. So, […]
If Drinking had a high holiday, that holiday would be Repeal Day. On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was fully ratified in our Constitution which effectively repealed the 18th Amendment, the very malefactor that had brought about Prohibition in the first place. Thus, drinking no longer had to happen in clandestine speakeasies, giving Americans the freedom to […]
Some Cocktail Inspiration for Holiday Entertaining I had the pleasure of sharing some of my favorite Holiday Cocktails with Leslie Durso and TheLip.TV! The Holidays can sometimes be stressful, so I wanted to help take the edge off with some easy cocktail ideas that will make entertaining a breeze, leaving you with more time to rock […]
Ah, it’s like Christmas has come early. Whisky, Whiskey, Rye, Bourbon, Scotch: you can choose your pleasure this Friday, November 7th at the 6th annual Whisky Live at the Hyatt Regency Century City. If you are a fan of dark spirits (raised eyebrow) like I am, you must treat yourself to a ticket to this […]
The act of drinking began for many of us as a means to an end: a way to escape, a little liquid courage, or a social lubricant. As we grew into our drinking habit, that fast and loose attitude of ‘any drink will do’ was replaced with ‘I will never drink Merlot’ or some other distinction that we had developed over the course of testing our palate. As with boyfriends, over time, we figured out what we liked by test driving a number that we didn’t like.
One of my favorite things about cocktails, is the the ability to drink a piece of history. With the advent of bartenders reaching for the classics and online communities like the Chanticleer Society built around finding lost and forgotten recipes from the pre-prohibition era, we are lucky as imbibers to be able to taste something that links us to our American roots.