It’s cocktail week in Los Angeles. Golden State of Cocktails is a celebration of all things cocktail. Last night we attended the opening gala, sponsored by Pernod Ricard. This year it took place at the beautiful Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The event was formal so it was a good excuse to dress up and feel more fancy than normal. Each spirit had it’s unique bar and a cocktail created and served by it’s Brand Ambassador. We hung out with Luke Ford (former bartender at Seven Grand) of Beefeater Gin for a while. We drank his delicious Gin cocktail and played a couple rounds of the Beefeater game, Threes. Poor Andrew kept losing or having his dice fall off the bar which meant taking shots of warm Gin. There are seminars during the day at the LA Athletic Club and Andrew is presenting on how to buy single barrel whiskey from a distillery, with an included tasting. Yum. There are also dinners and happy hours at bars all around Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Hollywood to Downtown.
We finished the night at the soft opening of The Normandie Club, a new cocktail bar in Koreatown, just two blocks from our apartment. Koreatown just keeps getting better and better.