A Play on Two Classic Cocktails – The Fast Car

Natalie Migliarini at VINEPAIR shares the story behind The Fast Car, a play on two classic cocktails that results in a bright and balanced libation with a citrusy kick. Our origin recipe is the Sidecar, a combination of brandy, triple sec and fresh lemon that reputedly hails from 1920s Paris. Its 1930s spin-off, Between the Sheets, added rum ...

LA Bars Showcase Best Drinks at Inaugural Cocktail Festival

This past Saturday, L.A. celebrated it's cocktail culture with Cocktails in the City, a London-based festival. This was the festival's first event held in Los Angeles. The result? Thirty LA bars at Majestic Downtown creating fun, expressive, and delicious drinks. The Observer's Andy Wang shares with us the night's most buzzworthy drinks. Buzzworthy drinks we tried included the Pelée Punch with ...

11 Essential White Rums for your Liquor Cabinet

Rum, a spirit that is often overlooked, remains a key for many classic drinks, making it a must have in your liquor cabinet. To help us sift through the many rum options in the rum universe, Carey Jones of Food & Wine Magazine brings to us a list of 11 Essential White Rums for your ...

The Hemingway Heat

A perfect winter warmer from JM CURLEY'S. The Hemingway Heat cocktail with Rhum J.M! The bartenders make the drink with rhum agricole. . . lending it a grassy essence instead of rum’s customary sweetness. The peppers bring that vague savory flavor into stark relief, but the maraschino liqueur keeps the drink from falling too far off the traditional ...