8
May
cardamom bitters

Spiced Cardamom Bitters

Up for making something flavorful at home? Try your hand at some bitters! In this case, let’s hone in on the cardamom spice. Let’s first start with the ingredients I used, but can be adjusted a bit to fit your liking. the spices – 3 ounces of hulled cardamom seeds, by weight – couple strands […]

13
Feb
spocktails

Opium Spocktails / Las Vegas

Spocktails? Spocktails. Ready for a fun time? If you ever find yourself in need of something to do in Vegas (hard to imagine, I know), then do stop by the Cosmopolitan and see the show Opium. And while the show feels like a trip, enjoy one of the spocktails to help you enjoy the experience. […]

31
Oct
Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee Simple Syrup

By some sort of luck, I met a bartender who also likes to experiment with the Old Fashioned and told me about adding simple syrup made with coffee. Coffee and whiskey can be a good match when done right, so of course I was naturally intrigued. That curiosity led to experimenting with different recipes for […]

22
May
honey salt vancouver

Honey Salt / Parq Vancouver, BC

On a recent trip to Vancouver, BC, I made a stop by the restaurant called Honey Salt. Which is located in the JW Marriott hotel in downtown. The recipe is rather straight forward and simple, which is excellent. Bulleit Bourbon Angostura Bitters Orange Twist Cocktail Cherry Now, I did stop in a couple times, and […]

30
Aug
old fashioned cocktail

Whiskey at the Gallery Bar (DTLA)

While exploring downtown Los Angeles, you can find the Gallery Bar tucked away inside the historical Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Built in 1923, this hotel can be seen as the backdrop in various TV shows and movies. The architecture alongside the interior design definitely keeps the roaring 20’s alive and well. In this instance, I tried […]

22
Feb
Maple Old Fashioned

Smoked Barrel Aged Old Fashioned

Even though it just recently ended, this is a quick throwback to the 2018 Winter Olympics. I say it’s a throwback for no other reason than I was enjoying this maple old fashioned while watching curling, which made the Canadian in me pleased. where Location of this cocktail is the Red Bar inside Hotel Irvine, […]