Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gin Basil Smash

After Derek Brown (@betterdrinking) tweeted about making a Gin Basil Smash using fresh basil from his garden, my curiosity was piqued. It turns out that this fresh herbal cocktail is the perfect way to kick off the start of summer. … Continue reading

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How To Drink: An Instruction Manual

Make it simple, but significant -Don Draper, Season 4 Episode 6

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The Irish Vandal

Grubstreet Los Angeles has a great piece on 21 Colorful Cocktails To Put Some Spring In Your Step. Flipping through the slideshow of libations from some of LA’s best bartenders is guaranteed to make you thirsty, so luckily each drink … Continue reading

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Applejack Old Fashioned

Recently I’ve become very interested in trying Calvados (if anyone can recommend a somewhat affordable bottle to start with, I would greatly appreciate it). I thought I would begin though with its American cousin Applejack. Applejack has a long and … Continue reading

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On A Personal Note . . .

It’s official: I am a law school graduate. This summer will be spent studying for the CA State Bar (in between blogging about cocktails of course.) Cheers!

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Off Duty Bartender Walks Into A Bar

Via Thirsty in LA:

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Genever Old Fashioned

I’m in the middle of studying for my last law school exams ever, and nothing hits the spot after a long day in the books like a great cocktail. I came across an interesting recipe for a Genever Old Fashioned … Continue reading

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