PDXCW: Recap #2- Bacardi Masquerade, Beefeater Spa, Jameson Black Barrel, St. George Spirits, Broken Shaker, Monkey Pod, Trickdog

Day 2 and 3 of Portland Cocktail Week brought Bacardi, Beefeater, Jameson, St. George Spirits and bar take overs from Miami’s Broken Shaker, Hawaii’s Monkeypod and San Francisco’s Trick Dog.     It was great after class to hit up the Beefeater spa. The gin company was treating everyone to massages, tea and  Beefeater punch. […]

Recap: St. George Spirits at Harvard & Stone

A few months back, I checked out the R&D bar at Harvard & Stone for St. George Spirits. St. George maven Andie Ferman was in town. After the fabulous distillery tour last summer, I am still a big supporter of the craft spirits brand. After looking over the menu, I decided on Your Daily Value […]

Thirty Years Under The Influence: Event at St. George Spirits

One of the things I most wanted to do when I visited SF was to go to Alameda to visit the St. George Spirits distillery. Next Friday, November 30th, St. George Spirits will throw a party for “Thirty Years Under the Influence: St. George’s Tale of Liquid Courage.” The $75 ticket ($60 for members) includes […]

The Sporting Life with St. George Spirits

What I love about going to Sporting Life meetings is getting to try new (to me) spirits. St. George Spirits sponsored the May. As I previously noted, I was familiar with the St. George absinthe but can’t recall tasting their spirits individually. After tasting and loving the St. George Terroir gin, I was eager to […]

St. George Spirits: Terroir Gin and Breaking & Entering Bourbon

I invited a friend to one of my favorite bars, Bar | Kitchen at the O Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles a week or so back. Coincidentally,  Dave  from St. George Spirits was also dining at the bar. At this point, I cannot actually tell you if I’ve had any of the St. George Spirits […]

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, […]

It’s Ladies Night at Sotto Every Night- New Cocktails List!

With the departure of bar manager Nick Meyer who took on a bigger role in the Julian Cox beverage consulting empire,  the ladies have been running the show at the bar at Sotto. Co bar managers Brynn Smith and Ingrid Nelson with Julian and Nick’s input have created a varied drinks list that has a […]

Las Vegas: The Hottest Cocktail Spots

It’s not really a secret The Vesper at the Cosmopolitan is my favorite bar on the strip in Las Vegas. It’s pretty much like coming home. It’s apparently been a while though since I looked at Vesper’s menu. I prefer to go off the cuff but bartender George Sproule said I should try some of […]

Tales of the Cocktail: George Dickle Tennessee Whisky

One of my favorite tasting rooms at Tales of the Cocktail was from George Dickle Tennessee Whisky. Although we are well into Fall, I can’t help but long for these summer drinks. Especially since LA is still sweltering hot. Lincoln County Manhattan 2 oz George Dickle Barrel Select .75 oz cold smoked Dolin Rouge .25 […]