Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thirsty Thursday: Pali Blue Breeze (New Cocktail)

Another request for a custom cocktail inspired this tropical delight, made with the ocean and its salty sweetness in mind. Ingredients2 ounces Malibu rum1 ounce vodka1 ounce Rose’s Blue Raspberry Mix2-3 ounces pina colada mixSplash coconut milkTablespoon each of organic … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Freeman’s | NYC

Restaurant:  Freeman’s www.freemansrestaurant.com Location: 191 Chrystie Street #2F New York, NY 10002 212.420.0012 Drink Damage: Cocktail | $12, Pino Grigio | $10, Tom’s Tonic w/Gin Interior Swag: Romantic setting down a clandestine alleyway. Warm and lively atmosphere with strange but clever … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: I Didn’t Cry When

Written by Guest Blogger Caroline Helper I never thought I was a cryer until I worked in a restaurant. I was working at a very la-di-dah restaurant in a wealthy neighborhood in Los Angeles that was known for its beautiful … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: The Junior (New Cocktail)

Crafted specially for a local Los Angeles women’s club, this drink captures the member’s sweetness and strength at the same time. IngredientsSqueeze of limeSqueeze of lemonSqueeze of orangeSplash of cranberry juiceSplash of triple sec3 ounces peach flavored vodka Step 1: … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: 5 Ways To Tell It’s St. Patrick’s Day

5 Ways To Tell It’s St Patrick’s Day By Guest Writer Phil Green Now I’ve been living in Ireland for the past 8 months and am about to experience my first truly Irish St Patrick’s Day, but it won’t be … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: The Lucky Martini

This cocktail fits right in with St. Patrick’s Day and couldn’t be easier to make. Choose your favorite martini vodka and garnish with a thinly sliced bell pepper. Simple to make and promisingly lucky. Ingredients3 ounces vodka (I used Absolut … Continue reading

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Tell it Tuesdays: Sonny McLean’s | Santa Monica

Restaurant:  Sonny McLean’s | Santa Monica  Location: 2615 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403 310.449.1811 Drink Damage: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | $7 Interior Swag: Most Irish pubs have so much natural charm that streaming flimsy plastic four-leaf clovers across the room … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Don’t Be The Hero

When I bartended at a four star beach front hotel, a couple in a luxury suite ordered a bottle of Belvedere to their room, along with mixers, garnishes, and several glasses. Our lobby bar supplied the goods, room service took … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: The Sinful Girl Scout

I can’t stop myself. Every year I over-order the Girl Scout cookies, and am faced with eating them all or banishing them to the trash bin. This year, I decided to get a little more mileage out of these guilty … Continue reading

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Tell it Tuesdays: Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant | San Diego

Restaurant:  Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant      Location: 4050 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 619.282.4413 Drink Damage: Margarita | $6 Interior Swag: Somewhere I have a family picture taken from the 80’s in this restaurant, when it looked a heck of a lot … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Two Old Farts Part II

When Dumb and Dumber walked out the previous Friday night after sneaking in flasks of cheap gin, we all thought that was the last of those two guys. And we were grateful for that. They defined “over-staying one’s welcome” and … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: The Skinny Cocktail

Not long after hearing an NPR story about the lowest calorie cocktails, an acquaintance of Jennifer Aniston’s chef confirmed the skinniest of them all: silver tequila with lime. At about 97 calories for an ounce and a half, this mildly … Continue reading

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Tell it Tuesdays: El Conquistador Restaurant

Restaurant:  El Conquistador Restaurant Location: 3701 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026  Drink Damage: Patron Silver Shots | $7 Interior Swag: We walked in on February 25th and the place was more decked out for Valentines Days than a preschool classroom. There … Continue reading

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