September 25, 2019

THE FIRST GIN DISTILLED IN AMERICA

Chances are you've probably heard of Prohibition era cocktails like the Bee's Knees and Tom Collins, but did you know these timeless classics called for Old Tom style gin in their original recipes? Back in the day Old To...

June 26, 2019

It’s that time of year again, folks!

Imbibe-nerds across the globe look forward to this week simply because of the joy of celebrating one of the best classic cocktails to exist. But rejoicing in this bitterly elegant libation isn’t the only point of Negroni Week...

Givin...

June 2, 2019

Cognac. The misunderstood spirit.

When you think of Cognac, several things may come to mind. It’s what old people drink. Or it’s what the rappers drink.  You are probably familiar with its mother, brandy, its sister, Armagnac, and second cousins twice removed – grappa...

February 2, 2019

Let's talk Chartreuse...

A powerful liqueur made by monks in the Eastern part of France, Chartreuse is made from 130 alpine herbs and is available in two variations; green (55% ABV) and yellow (40% ABV), the latter being sweeter and milder.

According to the the stor...

Photo Courtesy of BKM Photography

As mobile bartenders we're frequently asked if we have a "bartending license," which I'm usually hesitant to answer because it's a two minute winded explanation. In short there is no such thing as a "bartending license", but depending...

August 10, 2018

Nothing beats a good, well done classic cocktail... Except (maybe) a modern classic!

But classics are there for a reason - they're perfectly balanced and have withstood the test of time over and over again. 

Many of these recipes are simple, yet sophistica...

Last month our dear friend Waverly of United We Function reached out to ask if we'd like to collaborate on a styled photo shoot at The York Manor in Highland Park. Oh, but of course!

As I kept reading I was so ecstatic to learn the theme of this shoot wou...

Here are LA Speakeasy's top 5 refreshing cocktails for Spring and Summer...

   

     BEVERLY

      1.5 oz oz pisco

     .5 oz Benedictine

     .5 oz homemade lavender syrup

     .5 oz  fresh grape juice

...

March 5, 2018

Source: "Absinth Fairy" by Linda Ravenscroft,  www.amazon.com

Yes that's right- today is National Absinthe Day!

But I know what you're thinking (or at least I always do), what's up with these "National (fill in the blank) Days"?

In this case March 5th was the day abs...

March 2, 2018

Instructor: Vincent Navarro | LA Speakeasy Co-founder

Date: Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Time: Workshop, 2:00pm-3:00pm | Tasting, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: As We Dwell | 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Description: Grab a friend and join LA Speakeasy as we sh...

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