Archive of ‘Fall Cocktails’ category

Pineapple Ginger Sparkler #WhatsInYourValdo Contest

Do this booze blogger a solid and vote here, please! Since moving to Los Angeles from New York City, my relationship to the seasons has become…complicated. I still crave all of the things you would during the colder months  – cozy fires inside, hot cider, crunchy leaves underfoot. But because this place is so head […]

A Halloween Cocktail! The QUInutButter Cup with QUI Tequila

I love this time of year: crisp, clear, sunshine-y days, the fiery yellow and gold leaves underfoot, and, because…HALLOWEEN(!), we can finally allow ourselves to indulge in obscene amounts of candy. Peanut butter cups have always been one of my all-time favorites. When you’re a kid and you hit a house with full size peanut […]

Chipotle Cherry Bourbon Smash

The ‘Smash’ is in effect a Julep on a small plan.” – Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930 What is a smash? It sounds fun! According to cocktail lore, it is essentially a julep. Sooo…spirit, sugar, water, mint and ice. A smash usually uses fresh, seasonal fruit. Muddled or…smashed, as it were! Some smashes have other herbs […]

A Halloween Cocktail: The Devil’s Bet

Halloween is just around the corner, you guys! We’re now in the final countdown. Are you ready? Are you surrounded by expertly carved jack-o-lanterns? Have you been celebrating all week in sexy hazmat suits? (please, no) Are you looking for a delicious Halloween cocktail that doesn’t involve candy corn? (please, yes!) This cocktail, The Devil’s Bet, is […]

New York Distilling Tasting & Dorothy Parker Gin

Resumé BY DOROTHY PARKER Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live. Kick off your Halloween weekend tonight at Atlantic Cellars, 6-9pm with some excellent gin, dark wit and a blood orange cocktail! We’ll be tasting two very different […]

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