June 2013 archive

Cocktail Crush, California Edition: Ventana Inn’s Basil Gimlet

I’m not going to lie. The moment captured above looks ALMOST as enchanting as the actual experience itself. No wonder I fell head over heels for this smooth operator. I mean, it didn’t hurt that I had some of my favorite ladies with me or that Big Sur, California is the definition of magic (seriously, […]

The First Day of Summer!

Today is the first official day of summer! And you know what that means. It’s officially summer cocktail time! The Negroni is really having a moment. This cocktail has been a cult favorite for some time but it is finally getting the attention it deserves and more people are starting to enjoy this classic. Equal […]

The Gin Fizz

“…An early-morning drink with a definite purpose – a panacea for hang-overs,” – legendary bartender, Trader Vic Classic cocktails are like Mexican food. (I realize Mexican cuisine is a complex mix of ingredients native to Mexico and those brought over by the Spanish conquistadors, but stay with me here…) Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas – the […]