Tag Archives: Mixed drink

• Better by the Batch: Bottled Cocktails Are Where It’s AT

Better by the Batch: Bottled Cocktails Are Where It’s AT

Often the best option in a busy bar, bottled cocktails are now bringing pro-quality mixology home. AT THE NEW London cocktail emporium White Lyan, you won’t find lemons or limes on the bar, nor any ice stored behind it. Every mixed drink on the establishment’s ambitious list is made and bottled before opening and then […]

• ‘Destination Cocktails’: Global Guidebook To Fab Cocktails

‘Destination Cocktails’: Global Guidebook To Fab Cocktails

When it’s time to belly up to the bar, you’ll want to consult “Destination Cocktails: The Traveler’s Guide to Superior Libations” (Santa Monica Press, $19.95) by mixed-drink maestro James Teitelbaum. The global guidebook explores the growing craft cocktail movement, taking readers to venues from dive bars to upscale urban lounges and hotel hot spots. Some, […]

• Beer Burkas: Utah Requires “Zion Curtains” So Customers Can’t See Beer Being Opened or Poured

Beer Burkas: Utah Requires “Zion Curtains” So Customers Can’t See Beer Being Opened or Poured

If you are going to Utah, you may be seeing the return of the restaurant equivalent of a beer burka. Legislators in the heavily Mormon state have reinstated the required use of Zion curtains to separate diners from bartenders. In beer-only restaurants, bartenders will now have to be shielded from public eye. The new requirements […]

• Real Women Drink Real Cocktails

Real Women Drink Real Cocktails

Low-cal is like pushing sex ‘lite’. It superficially treats the desire but ultimately reinforces the longing. Sure, there are times when a quickie behind a barn is just the thing, but a steady diet of brief encounters will probably make you frustrated in a really bad way. So it is with anything ‘skinny’ or diet, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” and has Gin for Breakfast

“a woman walks into a bar…” and has Gin for Breakfast

Well, this wasn’t actually a bar I walked into but an adjunct to Big Bar at Alcove, so I’m counting it. Big Bar hosted a gin breakfast, in their cottage behind Alcove, called Breakfast of Champions which, believe me, required some champion drinking before noon. I wondered who would, or could, come to a 10:30am […]

• Seriously. Do low-cal cocktails taste any good?

Seriously. Do low-cal cocktails taste any good?

For years, dieters have had to swear off minty mojitos and tequila-kissed margaritas. Sure, they could swill light beers or mix their rum and cokes with diet colas, but the holy grail of cocktails — fabulous mixed drinks with little umbrellas — were taboo. That’s changing. Pre-mixed “skinny” cocktails are popping up on store shelves, […]

• Virginia agrees to allow public alcohol ads on billboards

Virginia agrees to allow public alcohol ads on billboards

Virginia has agreed to allow advertising of alcoholic beverages on billboards and store windows under a consent decree quietly signed almost six weeks ago with a billboard advertising company that had sued the state. The news came as a surprise this week to Virginia legislators, who have summoned Alcoholic Beverage Control officials to a briefing […]

• Bespoke Cocktails. Mouth-watering recipes.

Bespoke Cocktails. Mouth-watering recipes.

Cocktails customized and named for its inspiration…a devoted cocktalian customer…