December 29, 2012
Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Lola's. Soak the apple slice in lemon water to keep it from browning before serving. 1 ounce apple liqueur, preferably Apple Pucker 1 ounce vodka, preferably Ketel One Dash of sweet and sour Slice of Granny Smith apple In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the apple liqueur, vodka and sweet and sour. Shake, then strain into a martini glass.
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September 3, 2012 |
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85. Martini, a Jesuit and former archbishop of the important archdiocese of Milan, had Parkinson's disease. The archdiocese announced his death. For years, Martini had been Europe's most prominent liberal cardinal, frequently voicing openness on such divisive church issues as priestly celibacy, homosexuality and the use of condoms to fight AIDS.
August 31, 2012 |
This Monday is Labor Day, and America will celebrate with a three-day weekend. But why should this great nation's working people wait until Monday to exercise their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a deserved cocktail? Ducking out early on Friday is an American tradition to rival baseball and capitalism. Given the travails of the 99%, it's your patriotic duty to honor your laboring forebears and hit the pub while the sun's still high today. Here are a few of L.A.'s canonical three-martini lunch bars and early-evening happy hours.
March 2, 2012
It's the year of the dragon, and if Klaus Puck has his way, you'll be breathing fire in no time. Puck, the brother of chef Wolfgang Puck, oversees the wine and spirits program at WP24 Restaurant & Lounge by Wolfgang Puck at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles. In this drink, tequila is mellowed by sweet Cointreau and cut with tart grapefruit and lime juice. The heat comes courtesy of a couple of jalapeño slices. Serve this with a spring roll for the perfect pre-dinner treat. -- Dragon's Fire cocktail by Klaus Puck 2 slices of jalapeño 11/2 ounces Herradura añejo 3/4 ounce Cointreau 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice 1/2 ounce lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup Muddle the jalapeño in a martini mixing glass, add the other ingredients and shake; salt the rim of a martini glass and strain the mixture into it. Garnish with a Thai basil leaf.
December 29, 2011
Pink Martini, the "little orchestra" of Portland, Ore., returns to ring in the New Year with its genre-crossing fusion of Brazilian samba, '30s Cuban dance and Parisian cafe, with special guest National Public Radio correspondent Ari Shapiro, who sang vocals on the group's fourth album, "Splendor in the Grass. " Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 7 and 10:30 p.m. $78-$209. (323) 850-2000. http://www.laphil.com
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September 25, 2011 |
The fatal shooting of a California Hells Angels leader during a casino melee with a rival gang Friday night has prompted the mayor of Sparks, Nev., to declare a state of emergency and cancel an annual motorcycle event, authorities said. "The safety and security of the public is our No. 1 priority," Mayor Geno Martini said in a statement Saturday. No suspects have been arrested in the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Pettigrew, 51, president of the San Jose Chapter of the Hells Angels, and the shootings of two members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club during the brawl at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, authorities said.