Drink Local: Orange County Brewerts Guild

The Orange County Brewers Guild represents so much more than just the delicious, sudsy, craft brews it stands for. The board members and member breweries share a commitment to the local economy, a sense of community, area nonprofits, the integrity of independent artisanal brewing, and, of course, a damn good pint of beer. California is home to the nation’s largest ... Read More »

Summer Sips

Casa Cooler from The Rooftop In a tin shaker, combine 2 ounces Hendrick’s gin or Ketel One vodka, 2 lime wedges, and 2 cucumber slices. Muddle ingredients, then shake with ice. Pour into wine glass and top with a little more ice and soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge and a cucumber slice. Islay Mai Tai from Haven Craft ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Refreshing recipes for margaritas and mojitos

Try these spring cocktail recipes and enjoy margaritas and mojitos all season long. Read More »

Their Recipes, Your Kitchen

Food and drink recipes

Signature Sesame Chicken from Octopus serves two Ingredients Chicken and marinade: 8 oz sake ƒ16 oz soy sauce 16 oz white sugar 2 eggs 8 oz sesame seeds 2 tsp black pepper ƒ 2 oz fresh ginger 6 cloves fresh garlic 2 ea chicken leg and thigh, skin removed, and cut into 1-inch pieces Tempura batter: 16 oz tempura powder ... Read More »

Lapu Lapu Cocktail

from Palapa Bar and Lounge

Lapu Lapu Maitai

Fill a shaker with 1-1/2 ounces light rum, 1-1/2 ounces dark rum, a drizzle of grenadine, and 6 ounces Lapu Lapu mix* and shake. Strain into a large snifter glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge<b>, an orange slice, and a cherry. *For the Lapu Lapu mix: Combine 6 cups pineapple juice, 2 ounces orgeat syrup, 4 ounces passionfruit purée, 9 ... Read More »

Red Velvet Cocktail

from Morton’s, The Steakhouse

Morton's, the Steakhouse

Fill a shaker with ice, 2 ounces Lindemans Framboise, 2 ounces lambic beer, 4 ounces Mionetto Prosecco, and 1/2 ounce Chambord and shake. Strain into a flute glass. The cocktail will fizz up, creating a foam cap. Garnish with a fresh raspberry on a clear pick. Read More »

Louisiana Lemonade

from Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Add 1 ounce Cruzan Citrus rum. Top with half Sprite and half sweet and sour mix. Float a splash of Chambord or other raspberry liqueur on top, and garnish with a lemon wedge. Read More »