To celebrate the premiere of American Horror Story: The Asylum, top LA mixologist Rob Floyd created Basil Hayden’s Living Shadow.celebrate the premiere of American Horror Story: The Asylum This cocktail combines the tartness of red grapes and lemon juice with spicy Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, and in an ode to the show’s delightfully disturbing tone, the libation is then topped off with an eerie red wine float! And the spicy finish?… It’s to die for!… Read more
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Our friends over at Voga recently sent us some fun recipes for Easter. This one really resonated! I am a really big fan of wine based cocktails, punches and Moscato. The Easter Sangria combines all three. Plus, you get the added bonus of being able to wow your friends and relatives with that punch bowl your grandma gave you. I grew up in the Midwest and no self respecting woman would be caught dead on … Read more
This Italian Vodka is a joint venture of the Arrigio Cipriani of the Cipriani family (known for Harry’s Bar in Venice and other high-end Italian restaurants) and Lapo Elkhann of the Fiat family. Clearly, these two are quite the tastemakers with the Cipriani restaurants being the go-to Italian restaurants in Venice and New York and Fiat making some of the most sought after cars in the world. From my research, it also appears that Mr. Elkhann is quite the snazzy dresser, making global best dressed lists year after year.
1 oz Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice
1 oz Avión Tequila Blanco
1 oz lemon juice
6-8 concord grapes
Muddle Grapes. Add rest of the ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass
Courtesy of Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur.… Read more
2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
.5 oz simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud Bitters
Dash Lucid Absinthe
Salt rim of small rocks glass. Add Flor de Caña, simple syrup, Peychaud Bittes, and Lucid to shaker with ice. Strain into coup style glass. Garnish with red grapes.
Created by Mixologist Duane Fernandez Jr. – New York City. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum.… Read more
Name your poison! Named after a beautiful but deadly plant, this drink has a dark color that hints at something sinister. But don’t worry, instead of using poisonous flowers or berries, we used black currant juice and black currant liqueur (also known as crème de cassis).… Read more
Sangria gets its name from the Spanish word for “bloody.” This recipe uses dark fruits and cognac, lending a darker color and autumnal twist to a classic punch. Photo by the Sacramento Bee.