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Tag Archives: Plymouth Gin

• Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

By D.R.Stewart The Fourth of July? Whatever. The Fourth of October is National Vodka Day. I wish I were present at the intense lobbying sessions with our elected officials to make this long-needed event happen. More importantly — have you decorated your house yet with lucite adornments?  Wearing of clear plastic earrings? People complain that […]

• Plymouth Gin Abandons Its ‘Geographic Indication’. Interesting.

Plymouth Gin Abandons Its ‘Geographic Indication’. Interesting.

Plymouth Gin was first distilled in 1793 on a site barely a hundred yards from the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers had set sail for America nearly two centuries before. The bottle shows the Mayflower on its label to this day. Back then, the idea of a European Union would have been laughable. Revolution raged […]

• Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

These boozy drinks might just help you with that cough of yours. “We’re serving cocktails that allow the well-heeled crowd to ingest medicinal ingredients in ways they like,” says mixologist Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the aptly named Cure in New Orleans. A 2010 University of Texas study showed that one to two drinks a day […]

• Spirited Women’s cocktail group this Friday at Shangri-la rooftop bar

Spirited Women’s cocktail group this Friday at Shangri-la rooftop bar

Hurrah for Friday! A great way to start the weekend… This week, Spirited Women will be meeting in Santa Monica at the Shangri-la rooftop bar: Suite 700 overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean this Friday, September 16, at 5pm…a bit early but try and sneak out for a wonderful tasting led by English Gins Connoisseur, Silamith […]

Spirited Women’s Group Imbibe Delicious Gin Cocktails at Westside Tavern

Spirited Women’s Group Imbibe Delicious Gin Cocktails at Westside Tavern

I know it’s hard for some to ‘get with’ gin but I think all of those doubters were won over the other night at our Spirited Women’s cocktail group at the Westside Tavern. Wow, we were treated to some delectable cocktails by Silamith Weir, English Gins Connoisseur, and made to perfection by fabulous bartender, Kylee […]

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• SF: Bar doing Negroni cocktails — on tap!

SF: Bar doing Negroni cocktails — on tap!

Still only a fortnight old, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen rolled out a special treat over the SF Chefs weekend: Negroni cocktails on tap. As far as bar manager Kevin Diedrich knows, it’s the first cocktail in San Francisco to be offered on tap. It’s a practical solution to the volume that Jasper’s does in […]

• “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 […]

• Chivas looks to build on growing gin fanbase

Chivas looks to build on growing gin fanbase

Chivas Brothers is seeking to capitalise on the increasing popularity of gin with the launch of a new interactive website that aims to give gin fans a “one-stop-shop” for everything they want to know about enjoying the drink. The site, www.ginandtales.com, offers a guide to creating and discovering signature gin cocktails, along with testimonials and […]

• Cocktail revolution revives the role of bitters

Cocktail revolution revives the role of bitters

Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen. But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue? They’re all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki), cultures (Creole, Thai, Moroccan), people (cocktail pioneer “Professor” Jerry Thomas), and even places (Boston). And, when […]

• Speakeasy, Drinkeasy, Eateasy: Jonathan Gold’s Union Station Cocktail Party

Speakeasy, Drinkeasy, Eateasy: Jonathan Gold’s Union Station Cocktail Party

Random thoughts thru a cocktail haze… Even if you don’t live in LA, you’ve probably heard of Jonathan Gold cause he won the Pulitzer for food writing, the only critic to ever do so. Eat, drink, win Pulitzer. Quite a gig. For the second year, Gold headed up Zócalo’s fundraiser with a speakeasy theme at […]