Archive for the ‘Cocktail Corner’ Category

  • Cutler's apple pie

    Cocktail Corner: Grandma Tommie’s Apple Pie Liqueur

    Nov 8, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure some super-organized hosts already have their menus color coded and the ink is dry on their calligraphy place cards. To those people I say,...

  • The Pickle Room's Clay Lovejoy (photo by Leslie Dinaberg)

    Cocktail Corner: The Pickle Room

    Nov 1, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Web Exclusives

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg “Santa Barbara needs a lounge where people can hang out and be off State Street and kick their feet up and be comfortable,” says Clay Lovejoy, who recently opened the Pickle Room, 126 E....

  • Cocktail Corner: Literary Libations

    Oct 25, 13 • Books, Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg | The James Bond Vodka Martini order—”shaken, not stirred”—is one of the most famous literary libation catch phrases (I’ve even used it myself, in a fake deep British accent of...

  • Shotcha Bandolier from AfterFiveCatalog.com (note the Santa Barbara Mission in the background)

    Cocktail Corner: Halloween Cocktail Couture

    Oct 18, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg | Halloween is a great time to get your creative juices flowing. Sure there are zillions of spooky cocktail recipes out there, but what about cocktail-themed Halloween costumes? Here are a few...

  • Cocktail Corner: Notes on Nebbiolo

    Oct 11, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Wineries

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg I don’t know about the rest of you, but the cooler, sweater weather we’ve been having this week puts me in the mood for red wine. Nebbiolo grapes, which I’ve been told get their...

  • The pink-a-licious "Pink Dragon" at the Ty Lounge (courtesy photo)

    Cocktail Corner: Drink Pink

    Oct 4, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Nonprofits

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg October is the perfect time to think pink and drink pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why not try the pink-a-licious “Pink Dragon” at the Ty Lounge at the Four Seasons...

  • Wildcat Farm to Bar Mixologist Patrick Reynolds (John Blanchette photo)

    Cocktail Corner: epicure.sb’s Excellent Libations

    Sep 27, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Events, To Do, Web Exclusives

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Traditionally, epicure.sb devotes the entire month of October to celebrating the best of Santa Barbara’s cuisine with a bountiful menu of foodie fun.  This year’s epicurean excitement...

  • Cherry Whiskey Sour (Bourbon Room)

    Cocktail Corner: The Bourbon Room

    Sep 20, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I’ve never been a big fan of cherries; even covered in chocolate, they’re just not my thing. But cherries soaked in bourbon are another story entirely. Cherries soaked in bourbon—at...

  • Cocktail Corner: Green Drinks

    Sep 13, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink, Nonprofits

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg “Meet Drink Talk Think” is certainly an idea worth toasting. It’s also the slogan for Green Drinks, a fun monthly networking group that combines merriment and making the world a...

  • Courtesy Microsoft.com

    Cocktail Corner: Tailgate Time

    Sep 6, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Drink

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Though the air in Santa Barbara feels more like Indian Summer than fall,  football season is upon us, which means it’s tailgate time. Toast the kickoff with these Super (punch) Bowl worthy...