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...

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...

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...

February 27, 2018

Ok now that I have your attention I want to ask you something...

Does a garnish in your cocktail really make a difference or can you do without?

As event and wedding bartenders we notice many times guests are in such a hurry to get back to the festivities they grab their...

December 31, 2017

Bring in the New Year with style!

Here are top 5 bubbly cocktails from your favorite Los Angeles bartending service to make all your dreams come true this NYE (not really):

Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube

3 dashes Angostura bitters

4 oz Champagne

Orange twist

Air Mail

1 oz age...

June 22, 2017

What first comes to mind when you think about rum?

Is it Bacardi? Maybe a Mojito or a rum and Coke? Or better yet are you picturing toes in the sand and a pina colada in hand?

As I write this on the first official day of summer these all sound perfect right about now. Ho...

June 16, 2017

Over the years I’ve had a ton of people tell me they don’t like gin for whatever reason; are you one of these people?

If you are I’d bet you’ve just never tried the right gin cocktail. 

Personally, my first experience with the stuff was in ’06 and involved me takin...

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