Cocktails

Vermouth
June 2012

Vermouth

Karen and Quinn Hatfield show off the venerable fortified wine’s culinary side

Rhum Agricole
June 2012

Rhum Agricole

A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine

Editor’s Letter—May 2012
May 2012

Editor’s Letter—May 2012

This month, it's design of the times, as we report from the trenches of architecture, interiors, cars and Hollywood

More Than Mystery Bars
April 2012

More Than Mystery Bars

2.35.1 Cocktail: Cosmopolitan +46 (0) 8 566 322 00 / berns.se Music takes center stage...

More Than Mystery Restaurants
April 2012

More Than Mystery Restaurants

> Köttbaren +46 (0) 8 505 244 26 / kottbaren.se Part of a surge in...

More Than Mystery Hotels
April 2012

More Than Mystery Hotels

Nobis Hotel +46 (0) 8 614 10 00 / nobishotel.se The philosophy here is subtle...

Liquid Smoke
March 2012

Liquid Smoke

Cocktailia’s newest trend catches fire—plus, recipes from some of the country’s best barkeeps

Fortified Wine
February 2012

Fortified Wine

Grab a glass—premier sommelier Maxwell Leer is leading a magical tasting tour

Bathtub Gin
January 2012

Bathtub Gin

A recipe to take the venerable spirit from mundane to magical

Ponche en Nogada
December 2011

Ponche en Nogada

Mixologist Julian Cox serves up a punch that puts a new spin on old Mexico—and he’s pouring it exclusively for LA readers.

Holiday Gift Guide
December 2011

Holiday Gift Guide

No gimmicks here, just our straight-up annual guide to the best in holiday presents for you and yours.

Northern Exposure Cocktails
October 2011

Northern Exposure Cocktails

by JOANNE SASVARI Calabash Bistro Cocktail: Calabash Dark and Stormy 604-568-5882 / calabashbistro.com A slice...

Meal Ticket
August 2011

Meal Ticket

A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth.

The Jimmy Mac
August 2011

The Jimmy Mac

By the Glass—a Macallan cocktail worthy of its home at £10 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

Cool Factor
August 2011

Cool Factor

Nothing’s better in August than a tall, cold one—see how bartenders across the U.S. take the pause that refreshes.

Bay Watch Bars
July 2011

Bay Watch Bars

by CAMPER ENGLISH Comstock Saloon / comstocksaloon.com This bar pays tribute to the turn-of-the-century Barbary...

Tequila
July 2011

Tequila

New iterations of premium agave give sippers their choice of taste sensations; plus, 13 brands worth a try.

Bay Watch
July 2011

Bay Watch

A curated guide to what’s new in San Francisco: art, architecture, restaurants, bars and retail.

Nastoyka
June 2011

Nastoyka

From Russia with love, infused vodka and the cocktails it inspires.

The Smoking Gun
April 2011

The Smoking Gun

With its origins in the smokiest of spirits, this combination of rum and bitters is right on target.

Pickle Back
March 2011

Pickle Back

A two-fisted combo of Jameson Irish whiskey and pickle juice—how can you go wrong?

Sherry Reconsidered
February 2011

Sherry Reconsidered

It’s long been revered as a spirit—now today’s cocktalians are giving the libation a second go-round in eight delectable recipes.

Martini
January 2011

Martini

An evolution that expands the definition of a classic cocktail; plus, five recipes.

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out
December 2010

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out

For an over-the-top New Year’s Eve, there is still one go-to destination: Vegas, baby...Vegas.

Apricot Dreams
December 2010

Apricot Dreams

The apricot is one of California’s most luscious fruits, and while its season may end in summer, its liqueurs can be enjoyed year-round.

Cognac Cocktails
November 2010

Cognac Cocktails

It's better late than never, as the venerable spirit makes is reinvigorated in cocktails by the Roger Room’s Damian Windsor.

Art of Deception
September 2010

Art of Deception

Lucas Paya reveres tradition, yet his mixology always breaks ground—as evidenced in the Spanish Golden Ale he makes just for LA.

That’s Amari
August 2010

That’s Amari

Premier mixologist Francesco Lafranconi offers a tip sheet to the wonder of the bitters—and six recipes showcasing them.

Bitter Truth
August 2010

Bitter Truth

Sure, they're sour-tasting elixirs made from mashed herbs—but thanks to the craft-cocktail movement, the time for amari in the States has never been better.

Sorriso Cocktail
July 2010

Sorriso Cocktail

Francesco Lafranconi melds gin, vodka, sweet sherry and maraschino liqueur to create a cocktail that is both complex and perfectly balanced.

Rum Runner
June 2010

Rum Runner

The premier cocktailians of Caña put their own inimitable L.A. spin on what was once the drink of the tropics.

DJ Rx
June 2010

DJ Rx

To get people dancing sometimes takes a heroic effort—and it takes a superstar spinner to breathe new life into a dying party.

The Gimlet
April 2010

The Gimlet

Chandler’s The Long Goodbye stoked interest in this simple but elegant cocktail to Americans across the country.

Drink in Paradise
February 2010

Drink in Paradise

The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.

Tiki Cocktails The Zombie
February 2010

Tiki Cocktails The Zombie

Tiki cocktails: The Zombie.

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour

Watch Barcelona native Lucas Paya, of Bar Centro at the Bazaar in the SLS Hotel, break down one of his best.

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule

The Aussie native is consistently mentioned as one of the best barmen in L.A. Watch him make this rum, nutmeg and ginger-spiked Mule.

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby

Watch what Marcos Tello, cocktail historian, founder of the Sporting Life and bartender at the Edison and Varnish, can do with only three simple ingredients.

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia

Watch the godfather of L.A.'s cocktail renaissance craft his crown jewel of concoctions, and find out which farmers' market ingredients make it reign supreme.

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic
September 2009

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Watch Rivera's Julian Cox create the mezcal-enhanced Donají, an ode to the storied Zapotec princess, and get three of his recipes.

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven
September 2009

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven

Half of the country's top bartenders are in L.A., making it the most exciting cocktail scene in the country. Meet the mixologists and their drinks.