Happy holidays folks! It’s our favorite time of year again, which means it’s time to share with you a few boozy gifts. Each year we create a few festive concoctions that are perfect to serve at your holiday party or family get-together that will have the whole clan stirring. Even more exciting yet, this year for our festive cocktail spread, we’ve teamed up with Glen Moray Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bring you a little something extra special this year.
Happy Halloween witches and warlocks, ghosts and goblins —it’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! In celebration of our favorite holiday, we give you our potent potion of the day — Blood & Bone.
Yes, we know. Summer’s here, and it’s freaking hot. What is one to do in order to cool down on a sweltering July afternoon in Los Angeles when every move you make under the sun results in constant fatigue and a few not-so-sexy sweat patches that cause your clothes to stick to you like glue? Perhaps one finds some precious AC to bask in, perhaps one goes swimming. But, if you're anything like us, one finds a cold cocktail to sip on.
Hey all you lovebirds, cynics, and all the ooey gooey in between! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Single’s Awareness Day, (which is apparently totally a thing), or it’s just another Wednesday for you, we’ve got you covered! We concocted a few different love potions in the spirit of the largest consumerist holiday, to well, consume some spirits.
Happy New Year everyone! We don’t know about you, but we’ve spent the past few days reflecting on the year behind us, making (and already breaking) new resolutions, and nursing ourselves back to overall health. Although we’re sick and tired of Christmas music and tinsel, our winter munchies are still hanging tough. In other words, we notice the craving for the sweet flavors of the holidays still to be very present. So, what do you do to cure the post-holiday blues? Where do you go?
This year for the holidays, we wanted to share with you a little something of our own to put on a show with at your Secret Santa or Ugly Sweater Party. We had our own little get together and found that these tasty treats were an easy way to create an experience for our guests without breaking the bank. Also, with a little diversity at hand, there's something for everyone!
Giddy up jingle horse, pick up a drink! Another favorite stop of our holiday cocktail tour was The BoardRoom in Downtown LA. Their jazzy and slightly mysterious atmosphere took to a festive transformation this month into something still very jazzy, but also full of cheerful wonder. The library-esque, Speakeasy-style lounge is tucked within Kendall’s Brasserie and has been known to be home to live music, events, and even poetry readings. In a small, dimly lit sanctuary of poinsettias and pine, we sat and enjoyed something frosty.
Since we’re knee deep in holiday cheer over here at A Cocktail of Two Cities, we’ve been putting our heads together (obviously clad in Santa hats), to seek out some of our favorite holiday cocktails throughout Los Angeles. In doing so, we came across festive fare all hiding within the walls of some familiar places. For the next few days leading up to Christmas Eve, we’ll be sharing with you a spot each day where you can get into the spirit with your favorite spirits. The big day is right ahead of us, so allow us to give you a few hints as to where to kick back and knock back your jingle jangle in the meantime.
As the cold creeps slowly into the Las Vegas Valley, many of us desert-goers are absolutely freezing our butts off. Growing up in Las Vegas, you learn relatively quickly that what you may think is cold, is nothing compared to a lot of what the rest of the country, or the world, for that matter, experiences during this lovely time of year. As some of us cling to our Americanos and toasty peppermint lattes, many of us weekend warriors look for something more than just a great dark roast blend as we set out for relaxation.
Ah, Grappa, the true spirit of Italy. Yes, Grappa, a spirit malleable enough, yet extremely distinct when mixed into a cocktail. Also, being a bold sipper on the rocks, or a fantastic companion to a well-paired meal, what could be more inviting?