William Grant & Sons 2014 May Mix Off

William Grant and Sons 2014 May Mix Off Schedule is out! The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott at LA Live will once again be the spot to be Wednesdays in May from 7 to 9 PM. William Grant and Sons has tapped 16 bartenders from around the city to compete every week.  The competitions […]

GSC: Anchor Distilling Happy Hour

  As part of Golden State of Cocktails, Anchor Distilling presented a happy hour with their line of spirits and liqueurs. Cari Hah and Brent Falco from City Tavern DTLA created the menu. It was fun to catch up over drinks with attendees from the cocktail week. Everyone was buzzing with ideas from the seminars […]

Flashback: Mad Hatter Themed International Women’s Day Party

Earlier this year, I celebrated National Women’s Day at Cole’s Red Car bar. The Alice in Wonderland/ Mad Hatter theme was reflected in the drinks menu. And everyone was invited to wear hats. I started with Karen Grill’s Very, Merry, Unbirthday punch (Hendrick’s gin, Art in the Age Rhubarb, Earl Grey tea, lemon, soda), a […]

Hendrick’s Gin Voyages into the Unusual

Hendrick’s Gin has been journeying across the nation with their giant traveling bar. The fun party is called Voyages into the Unusual. After I got back from Seattle, I wasn’t sure if I would make it. But this video convinced me I should go for at least a little bit. Plus, I was told it […]

Drink with the LUPEC LAdies at La Descarga

  I’m in this really cool cocktail club called LUPEC or Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. LUPEC originally started in Pittsburgh and there are several chapters around the country. Some are namely drinking societies but most have a charitable slant. The LUPEC chapter in New York started Speed Rack, a bartending competition […]

15 Bartenders to Compete in Cognac for the G’Vine Connoisseur Program June 10-15

G’Vine Gin is sending 15 bartenders to Cognac, France to compete in the G’Vine Connoisseur Program June 10-15. It is considered a difficult bartending competition with competitors from across the globe. There are only 3 US bartenders out of the 15. In order to be first selected to compete, bartenders were asked about their gin […]

International Women’s Day Celebration at Cole’s Tomorrow, March 8

Tomorrow, Cole’s in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a Mad Tea Party for International Women’s Day from 1PM to 7 PM. Hollis Bulleit (Bulleit Bourbon) and Kat Wit (Dominick’s) will host the party as part of LUPEC LA (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). There will be food and drink specials from Cole’s […]

Novo Fogo’s Bars on Fire This Thursday at Big Bar + Cana Recap

  Recently, Novo Fogo‘s Bars on Fire landed at Cana with Lil’ Twisted’s Jaymee Mandeville and Cari Hah. And this Thursday, February 28th Matthew Biancaniello takes up the gauntlet at Big Bar. I’m not sure what Matt has up his sleeve but the ladies of Lil’ Twisted served up some awesome Novo Fogo cocktails including […]