Triple Buck with the Bon Vivants

Portland Cocktail Week brought a lot of great events including informative and educational seminars. And then there were the parties. I knew I wanted to check out the Triple Buck event at Davis Street Tavern put on by the Bon Vivants and then maybe catch a few seminars over at Leftbank Annex. But when push […]

2015 MCC Canceled But Some of the Events Will Go On

    Manhattan Cocktail Classic may have canceled this year but New York is rallying to keep some events going. MCC is refunding tickets purchased for the Gala and the Industry Invitational but as they stated: “The local events highlighted on the “Special Events” page are still being held without association to the Manhattan Cocktail […]

2014 San Diego Bartenders Weekend

March 2014   LA Cocktails   Bacardi Pool Party Wray & Nephew Bone Luge at Craft & Commerce Hawaiian Luau at Coin Op with the Bon Vivants Pernod Ricard Party at Polite Provisions Speed Rack San Diego Weird Off at Seven Grand San Diego The Minty   Bols Genever at URBN House Spirits and Campari at […]

Recap: 2014 San Diego Bartenders Weekend

  This year has been zooming along and for Throwback Thursday, I thought it’d be fun to recap San Diego Bartenders Weekend that happened in early March. SDBW has rapidly become one of my favorite cocktail weeks or rather, it’s almost an anti-cocktail week because there is no education component (seminars). It’s all about bartenders […]

DTLA: Living Room Affair with Russian Standard Vodka at Ebanos Crossing Recap

Ebanos Crossing with head bartender Gia St. George host A Living Room Affair, a semi-regular series on Wednesdays with guest bartenders, live music and art. I recently checked out Ebanos Crossing when Russian Standard Vodka took over the bar with guest bartender Billy Ray from the new EightyTwo and  Formosa Cafe. The next event is tonight, […]

The Minty Reviews: Ancho Reyes

At this year’s Portland Cocktail Week, I had a chance to try Ancho Reyes, an ancho chile pepper liqueur that’s launching in California and Texas this month. The liqueur is made from a Mexican recipe dating back to 1927. The flavor is very much of chile, chocolate and cinnamon. It can be enjoyed neat but […]

4th Annual Pig & Punch Sunday, July 21 in New Orleans

It’s that time again!   If you’re heading to Tales of the Cocktail, be sure to stop at the Bon Vivants’ 4th Annual Pig & Punch on Sunday, July 21 at Washington Square Park in New Orleans. Money raised goes towards New Orleans KIPP Charter Schools. The admission gets you a nifty t-shirt, fabulous pork […]