21
Aug
mint leaves

Mint Simple Syrup

Trying to stay cool this summer? A minty simple syrup will definitely help! Plus, it’s versatile and can be used for cocktails, coffee, or tea, etc. ingredients a cup worth of loosely packed fresh mint leaves one cup of water half to one cup of white or brown sugar The amount of sugar you use […]

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 Vegas needing something to do (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. I decided […]

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 […]

3
Oct
pumpkin spiced whiskey

Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey / Cocktail Recipe

As I’m sure you’re aware, pumpkin season has already arrived. Definitely good enough reason for me to experiment with a seasonal cocktail! Initially thought a Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned would be great, but the result reminds me of a mix between the Old Fashioned and a Manhattan. So thus, it’s simply a Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey. […]

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 […]

2
Jul
Sazerac at the Napa Rose

Sazerac At The Napa Rose (Disneyland)

As someone who also enjoys the likes of absinthe in addition to whisk/e/y, the sazerac is a pretty rad classic cocktail. It’s a drink I don’t see on the menu too often, so I like to enjoy one when the opportunity arises. And this version at the Napa Rose surely delivered! For those who are […]