Recipes

French Connection
May 2012

French Connection

WEB EXCLUSIVE: French spirits star in the mixed-drink recipes at Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix’s Pour Vous

Nigella Seed
March 2012

Nigella Seed

Farmshop’s Jeff Cerciello shares an ancient secret—and a recipe for avocado hummus

Bathtub Gin
January 2012

Bathtub Gin

A recipe to take the venerable spirit from mundane to magical

Piment d’Espelette
January 2012

Piment d’Espelette

Spicy meets sweet in Ludo Lefebvre’s latest confection

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.

Video Interview John Sedlar
December 2011

Video Interview John Sedlar

The chef extraordinaire takes you into his Rivera kitchen to show you the tricks to top-tier tortillas.

PANTRY: Maize
December 2011

PANTRY: Maize

John Rivera Sedlar’s fresh-corn tortillas are a sublime use of the quotidian grain—now he shows how you can make them at home.

Chef’s Table
November 2011

Chef’s Table

What do culinary stars serve when they entertain at home? Five of the city’s best answer the question—with recipes.

Balsamic
October 2011

Balsamic

One chef proves aged Italian vinegar wields the power to uniquely juxtapose flavors.

Black Rice
July 2011

Black Rice

The grain once reserved for royalty gets a fresh interpretation from Chef Sang Yoon.

Grainy Mustard
May 2011

Grainy Mustard

Son of a gun—Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook pick the quotidian spread as their condiment of choice.

Mostarda
March 2011

Mostarda

A far cry from French’s, Italy’s brilliant yellow condiment is a perfect piquant blend of sweet and sharp.

Kürbiskernöl
January 2011

Kürbiskernöl

The golden influence of pumpkin-seed oil is felt far and wide.

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.

Calabrian Bomb
December 2010

Calabrian Bomb

When chef extraordinaire Nancy Silverton wants to kick things up in the kitchen, she has a go-to ingredient—plus, a signature recipe.

Paradise Poured
February 2010

Paradise Poured

Tiki is back—5 recipes you'll remember, reimagined for a new generation.

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 Frescura
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Frescura

Get the recipe for Pablo Moix's tequila, mezcal, orange, lemon, chamomile and ginger refresher, served at Long Beach's Hotel Maya.

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned

Watch bartender John Coltharp construct his version of the venerable classic, and jot down the recipe.

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista

Despite this drink's name, its creator relies on intuition more than trends. Watch Kupchinsky mix gin, bitters, tarragon, cherries and vinegar into his signature libation.

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine

Watch the pedigreed mixologist who relates "drinks to moments and experiences" commemorate the attack on the USS Maine via rye and absinthe.

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac

Innovative drinksmithing is this assertive barman and New Orleans native's specialty. Watch him revere this classic while breaking new ground.

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 Nettle
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Nettle

Watch the former Providence, now downtown Doheny-based mixologist flaunt what may be the best use of absinthe ever.

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal

Watch the former Sanderson Hotel and Bar Marmont bartender artfully combine Bulleit bourbon, agave nectar, Angostura bitters, olallieberries and passion-fruit puree.

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.

Tequila Comes of Age
October 2008

Tequila Comes of Age

Made with eco-friendly care and all-natural agave plants, 4 Copas is the only USDA certified-organic tequila and the perfect base for our agave nectar-enhanced margaritas—see the recipe.

Trampled Shiso Martini
September 2008

Trampled Shiso Martini

What happens when vermouth, vodka and shiso, the herb with hints of mint, basil and fennel seed, get mixed together? Japanese shiso martinis, the perfect late-summer libation.