Archive for the ‘Cocktail Corner’ Category

  • Cocktail Corner: Booze-Infused Popsicles

    Aug 30, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, this seems like an ideal time to bring on the adult beverage version of one of my favorite summertime treats: the popsicle. Not only are booze-infused...

  • Limoncellotinis combine Limoncello and Vodka to create a deliciously refreshing cocktail. (courtesy photo)

    Cocktail Corner: Loving Limoncellotinis

    Aug 23, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg As we like to say around here, when life give you lemons … make Limoncello! An Italian lemon liqueur that is traditionally made from lemon zest steeped in grain alcohol (also known as the...

  • Cocktail Corner: Bringing Us Back to Prohibition

    Aug 16, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    I’ll never forget the day that one of my bosses asked me what I’d like to drink at an event. I responded “Manhattan, neat please,” without missing a beat, and was greeted with a rather quizzical look, questioning why a twenty-something...

  • Sama Sama Kitchen (courtesy photo)

    Cocktail Corner: Sama Sama Kitchen

    Aug 9, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Eat

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg My Indonesian is a little rusty, but I believe “sama sama” means “together or welcome,” or  (when someone says thank you), “my pleasure.” Whatever it means, the...

  • Cocktail Corner: Viva la Fiesta!

    Aug 2, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Eat

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Margaritas are part of the DNA of Santa Barbara and—along with buying Cascarones and seeing old friends—one of my favorite ways to celebrate Old Spanish Days. My son was born on July 27, 1999...

  • Ranch & Reata's Yummy Pork Sandwich, photo by Tyler Moselle

    Cocktail Corner: Bacon & Barrels

    Jul 26, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Eat, Web Exclusives, Wineries

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg My bacon-phile colleagues and I were living high on the hog last weekend at the first annual Bacon & Barrels Festival at Saarloos + Sons‘ wine field in Los Olivos. To label this sold-out...

  • Cocktail Corner: Crowning the Town

    Jul 19, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Eat

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Taylor Micaela Davis We all have our go-to joint in town for our favorite libations. If I’m itching for a gin and tonic, I’m heading to Joe’s Cafe. If I’m craving some suds, it’s off...

  • Cocktail Corner: BarNotes Creative Cocktail App

    Jul 12, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Web Exclusives

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Cocktail conversations (i.e. conversations about cocktails and conversations over cocktails) are all the rage around here, so we were excited to find BarNotes, a fun and informative tool available...

  • Cocktail Corner: Enjoy the View

    Jul 5, 13 • Cocktail Corner

    Cocktail Corner is taking a breather this week, in honor of the Independence Day holiday! We hope you enjoy the view. Cheers! We’ll be back next week with lots of fun ways to enjoy the tastes of Santa Barbara...

  • Courtesy of Bacara

    Cocktail Corner: Wine Tasting Comes to Goleta

    Jun 28, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Web Exclusives, Wineries

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The Goodland of Goleta got even better recently with the addition of a new wine tasting room at Bacara Resort & Spa. Dubbed The Foley Food and Wine Society Experience (Yes, it’s a...