July 24, 2010

4 La Verdad: Ron Cooper

With all the depraved Tales madness erupting, as evidenced by erratic, incomprehensible text messages streaming in from New Orleans, around the clock—I wanted to address something.  As has been the case for the past few years, now—particularly...

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Filed Under: Spirits

May 26, 2010

0 the Margarita

The Margarita, in all of its simplistic glory—with more self-professed originators than the internet, see Ted Haigh interview—is all too often forsaken.  In a town like Los Angeles, sadly, one couldn't find a decent Margarita until a few years a...

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Filed Under: Cocktails

May 25, 2010

1 Q&A with Ted Haigh: Origins of the Margarita

I had the great pleasure of sitting down with LA's own Ted Haigh--one of the world's leading cocktail historians.  Our topic for the day: the Margarita--one of the most popular cocktails on earth. Q&A with Ted Haigh Origins: the Marga...

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Filed Under: Cocktails, Uncategorized

March 3, 2010

0 Manzanita de Chimayo

Tonight’s drink was directly stolen from Arturo Jaramillo, owner of the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant in Chimayó, New Mexico (which happens to be close to Ron Cooper’s—founder of Del Maguey and architect of Mezcal’s resurrection—home in Ta...

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Filed Under: Cocktails, Spirits

February 23, 2010

0 L.A. Cocktails: Parting Shots

Next time you’re pouring top-tier tequila, line up a selection of piquant sangritas (literal translation: “little blood”). Each toothsome nonalcoholic companion acts as a palate cleanser between hits of the peppery agave spirit. by Wyatt Pea...

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Filed Under: Spirits