It has been quite some time since I’ve updated the blog but this occasion deserves an updated! The Drunken Crane bitters have been published in James Beard award winning author Mark Bitterman’s new book Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari. I am extremely honored to be featured in this book and highly recommended … Continue reading
DURIAN Bitters exclusively at new POT Bar in Koreatown, Los Angeles!
Proud to announce the very first exclusive batch of house bitters from The Drunken Crane for Roy Choi’s new POT Bar in Koreatown, Los Angeles. In collaboration with friend Matthew Biancaniello formally of Library Bar, now currently changing the face of a cocktail program near you, we came up with the concept for Durian bitters … Continue reading
POT Bar at The Line Hotel
Check out this great blog post on POT Bar with a nice mention of my Durian bitters… looks like the bartenders are getting creative: LOVE IT! Continue reading
Drunken Crane Bitters are now on sale at BarKeeper in Silverlake, CA!
Proud to be in our first retail location! A delicious selection of Drunken Crane Bitters are now on sale at my favorite store, Bar Keeper in Silverlake, CA. Visit their bitters tasting bar and try some! http://www.barkeepersilverlake.com Continue reading
The Drunken Crane Bitters get their first small public debut
Last weekend at Artisanal LA, along with the Rizzo & Crane booth, I bottled and released a small batch of 2oz bottles of my line of bitters. Two of the flavors have been blogged about here before and the third was my latest experiment, Sicilian Bitters, which were a huge hit and sold out! While … Continue reading
Caramel Apple Bitters – for all your fall cocktail needs!
Last year I made my first attempt at homemade cocktail bitters, the most succesful of the experiments was my Caramel Apple bitters which I never got around to posting about. They are so damn good! I made another batch this year just in time for the end of summer and beginning of fall for the … Continue reading
Rizzo & Crane – The Drunken Crane is now making Speakeasy influenced lamps and accessories. Support local business and artisans!
One of the reasons there was such a lapse in this little cocktail blog of mine was due to a major change in my life. The film industry in California is in great danger, more and more studios are influenced to take their work to foreign entities due to major tax incentives. (Part of the … Continue reading
Collingwood Old Fashioned – The best Old Fashioned you’ll ever have
Thanks to one of my favorite mixologists and people, Evelyn Chick, I have had what I feel is the best Old Fashioned ever, dubbed The Crane Project for the amount of times I drank them during my time in Vancouver. Unless you live in Canada, or smuggle bottles of the stuff back with you, as … Continue reading
The Mussolini – variation on a White Russian
After being served this amazing deconstructed white russian by Brynn Smith from Soto in LA, I was inspired to try and make one at home myself. Rather than simply mixing coffee liquor, vodka and cream Brynn Hand shook a creamy foam in a cocktail shaker to top the drink off. I thought it would be … Continue reading
Flippin’ Out! ( A breakfast flip)
Wait a minute didn’t I just do a post on flips!? Not soon after the PF flip did I come up with one of the best tasting flips ever! I call it my breakfast flip cause it has all the goodness of breakfast wrapped up into a cocktail! My favorite Collingwood Maplewood aged Canadian Whisky (which you … Continue reading