Mix This: The Inside Job with Caña Rum Bar’s own Allan Katz

February 27th, 2013 — 3:40pm

After living in LA for going on 3 years, now I get it. Temperature is a relative thing. It actually gets “cold” here. And that’s awesome. The best part about cold weather is drinking for warmth, and someone needs to be cold to make that magic happen. You can walk into any bar on this website and get a pitch-perfect Irish coffee. Caña’s no exception. But we do like to things a lil’ differently.

I love hot toddies, but they’re usually pretty short on flavor as we’re working with a lot more water than flavorful ingredients. Danielle [our head bartender] and I were served these awesome toddies with a shot of Angostura bitters as its base by our pal Ricky Yarnal. It got me thinkin,’ why not put Peychaud’s front and center in a similar application? The bright red mug of boozy goodness we ended up with would make him proud.

Inside Job
- ¾ oz Peychaud’s or Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
- ¾ oz rye whiskey
- ¾ oz Falernum [get B.G. Reynolds or make some]
- 4 oz piping hot water
- Stir it all in mug of at least 8oz capacity
- Top with hand-whipped cream

Allan Katz, Caña Rum Bar, GM

Green Bar Collective’s (DTLA’s New Distillery) Product Line Now Available To Go In Golden Gopher’s 8th Street Bottle Shop!

February 26th, 2013 — 12:44pm

DTLA’s new distillery Green Bar Collective’s product line now available for purchase “to go” from the 8th Street Bottle Shop in the Golden Gopher. Greenbar Collective represents the world’s largest portfolio of organic, handcrafted spirits, including BAR KEEP organic bitters, CRUSOE organic rums, FRUITLAB organic liqueurs, IXÁ organic tequila, SLOW HAND organic whiskey, TRU organic gin and TRU organic vodkas. Not only are we the first in DTLA to carry their products, but we are the only place in DTLA where it’s available!

Music Monday: Orange Tulip Conspiracy March Residency at Casey’s (March 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)

February 25th, 2013 — 3:53pm

I first saw OTC when they played with Casey’s permaresident band P L a N E T S one night and they were AMAZING! The music and the show was a like being on a runaway train in vintage film. Horns, strings, drums and it’s full of action. Imagine being trapped in a carnival that isn’t as much creepy but more fun and tripped out with funny characters running around who all want to be your friend. I’m sure this review of their music makes no sense but then neither does great music. It’s all about the experience. See OTC March 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th live at Casey’s. You’ll be so happy you went to the carnival, and it’s free!

Dave Freeman, 213 Music Director