more about: cocktails

Zone Envy: Cocktail Plants I’d Grow if I Lived in SoCal

By Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, out in March ’13. Like most gardeners, I spend all my time thinking about the plants I wish I could grow, and very little time thinking about the ones I actually do grow. Lately I’ve become convinced that I need a tropical garden so that I can cultivate all of my favorite cocktail […]

The New Coffee Movement

Craft cocktails, meet craft coffee. This only-in-the-West hybrid has just landed at Theorem, a new six-seat coffee bar at the OC Mart Mix indie mall in Costa Mesa, where cocktail trends like barrel-aging and bitters are making their way into coffee drinks.

Farm-fresh cocktails. No joke.

It’s pretty evident from the garnish area at Alexander Valley Bar, attached to Medlock Ames Winery, that the folks there can put together a pretty mean farm-y cocktail. (And probably could pull off a salad, too, if you got a little hungry.) As you would expect, the offerings change depending on the season. During my time at Medlock, which started with a […]

The beer cocktail

Beer is to San Diego, as coffee is to Seattle, as the bagel is to New York. It’s part of the city’s identity. In this town there’s a jillion different beer variations and microbrews, loads of professional beer experts, and more beer on tap at most bars than you can count. It makes sense that here the beer would meet […]