Craft Cocktail Recipe: #031714 & St. Patrick’s Day Special Cocktails with Castle Brands

On March 10, 2014, in Craft Cocktail Recipes, by satnightfoodies

Kim and I were sent a package of samples from Castle Brands, an international importer and marketer of spirits. Some of their brands include Clontarf Whiskey, Jefferson’s small batch bourbon and Gosling’s Rum.  They’re running a contest with a grand prize trip to Ireland. While we are not eligible to enter, we were feeling inspired […]

News: OC Cocktail Week – March 2-8, 2014

On January 27, 2014, in Announcement, Events, Food and Drink News, by satnightfoodies

Now this is something we are very excited. The first-ever OC Cocktail Week unfolds March 2-8 at more than 40 bars and restaurants throughout Orange County, offering handcrafted cocktails paired with small bites for only $20.14. The event kicks off after the wildly popular OC Restaurant Week, giving cocktail lovers and foodies a chance to […]

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #090713 Penny Packer Bourbon with Allspice Dram

On September 12, 2013, in Cocktails, Craft Cocktail Recipes, by satnightfoodies

We recently picked up a copy of Savory Cocktails: Sour Spicy Herbal Umami Bitter Smoky Rich Strong by Greg Henry. In it was a drink that caught our eye, “The Spice Trail”. Clove infused honey syrup, gin, rye, allspice dram and bitters. It’s a very complex drink, and like every other recipe we get our […]

Unexpected Surprise while Walking the Streets of Boston – Marliave – Boston, MA

On July 15, 2013, in Massachusetts, Travel, by satnightfoodies

It’s Memorial Day of our New England foodie tour and we’d been anxiously waiting for a respectable hour to try Drink, a local watering hole in Boston known for its speakeasy vibe and craft cocktails. However, unbeknownst to us, the bar was closed on this holiday. After walking what felt like all of Boston proper, […]

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #070313 California Sour

On July 8, 2013, in Craft Cocktail Recipes, by satnightfoodies

A New York Sour is a classic cocktail that we decided to tweak. It turned out really good on the first try which surprised us. It helped that we used a very good rye whiskey, spectacular Syrah and some of our own homemade simple syrup. This drink is very easy to make and surprisingly addictive. […]

The Hawthorne in the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA

On June 27, 2013, in Boston, Travel, by satnightfoodies

When we planned our New England foodie tour, we knew Boston would be our opportunity to not only have great food but explore great craft cocktails. We did a lot of research prior to the trip and The Hawthorne, located in the Hotel Commonwealth was one we kept coming across. I can tell you that […]

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #062213 Perfecting the Mai Tai

On June 24, 2013, in Craft Cocktail Recipes, by satnightfoodies

The Mai Tai is a surprisingly difficult drink to nail down. Over the last couple of years, Kim and I have had oue share in the quest for the very best. Our favorite to date was from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki beach at their Mai Tai Bar. To be specific, it is the […]

HopScotch Announces Its Inaugural Summer Cocktail Menu – June, 2013

On June 8, 2013, in Announcement, by satnightfoodies

  The Seasonal Offering Includes Seven Crafted Cocktails With Flavor Profiles Ranging From Sweet and Tart to Smokey and Savory   HopScotch, Orange County’s premier destination for crafted cocktails, small-batch whiskey, and culinary American cuisine, is pleased to introduce its Summer Crafted Cocktail Menu, developed by Director of Libations, James Wood. Scheduled to debut Friday, […]

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #050513 Cinco de Mayo Strawberry Meyer Lemon Tequila Cocktail

On May 5, 2013, in Craft Cocktail Recipes, Wine & Spirits, by satnightfoodies

Happy Cinco de Mayo! What better way to celebrate than with a tequila-based craft cocktail. Here is one we put together to battle those mad margaritas out there. It is fresh, fruity, citrusy and if you use an incredible tequila like we did, super smooth. Please let us know what you think. We are learning […]

ARC Introduces New Lunch Menu, Weekend Brunch and Spring Cocktails – April 2013

On April 9, 2013, in Special Menu, by satnightfoodies

Chef Noah Blom’s American roast house features new menu focusing on scratch cooking and sourcing from local artisan producers   ARC, Orange County’s unique American roast house, introduces three new menus for spring, including new lunch selections, a Saturday and Sunday brunch menu, and a new seasonal cocktail list. Chef Noah Blom’s focus remains on […]