more about: cocktails

Links We Love: Parties, Parties, Parties

It’s that time of year when the events are piling up, and frankly, I love it (admittedly even more so because I’m going to them and not stressing about hosting my own). However, if you are hosting a holiday gathering or New Year’s bash, here are some handy decorating ideas and cocktail recipes to give your shindig some extra spark.

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 […]