This week the legendary Elaine Stritch turned 87 years old. In honor of her birthday, we take a look at a drink she helped regain some popularity – The Vodka Stinger. In 1970, Stritch took on the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and delivered the big 11:00 number, “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Another … Continue reading Another Vodka Stinger?
When Patti Davis (“Anatomy of a Dinner Party”) throws a party, she really throws a party – an out of this world party. And that is exactly what she did recently for her annual holiday bash, choosing the theme this year of “space.” The Davis house was transformed into the outer realms of the universe, … Continue reading Cosmic cocktails for black-tie holiday bash
Nicky and I first visited Woodfire Grill in 2009. Distracted by my infatuation with the talented Kevin Gillespie, I walked right past the bar, took my seat, and savored the chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. It never even crossed my mind to think cocktails in a place so revered for food and wine. Who … Continue reading Enjoying cocktails at Woodfire Grill
The words I hate to hear: “I’m done with all my Christmas shopping. How about you?” Nicky and I are not ashamed to admit that we tend to procrastinate. I can’t even think about Christmas shopping until the turkey leftovers are long gone and we are well into December. As we recently began contemplating what … Continue reading Christmas shopping for the cocktail enthusiast
One of the biggest party weekends of the year is upon us . . . the wicked weekend of Halloween! Pretty much every nightclub and bar across town will offer some version of a Halloween party this weekend. Skimpy costumes, “finger” food, fake blood, smoking cocktails, and probably too many zombies to keep score. Having … Continue reading Scaring up some fun for Halloween this weekend
With Halloween a week away and ghoulish celebrations taking place this weekend, we thought it might help to provide some creepy cocktails and scary spirits over the next few days for you to consider serving up to your friends. Today’s devilish delights are from the talented crew of mixologists at William Grant & Sons. Oaxaca … Continue reading Scaring up some Halloween libations this week
One afternoon back in the summer of 2010, we sat pondering the reoccurring question, “Where can we go for a well-crafted cocktail?” We knew the places had to be out there, but we were continually searching for bars or restaurants that might live up to our libatious needs and exceedingly high expectations with mixed results. … Continue reading Our First Annual OLN “State of the Cocktail” (or a few things we actually remember from last year)
For most people October 19 is just another day, but for Katruska and me it represents something very special. One year ago today we posted our first blog to Our Libatious Nature! Since then we’ve taken a wild ride through the world of cocktails, but the good news is we’re just getting started. Today we … Continue reading Happy One-Year Anniversary To Us!
Nicky and I love it when we have the chance to share our cocktail passion with our friends. One of those amazing people is ‘Nay. Not only is she a dear friend, she also owns one of the best burger joints in town! So we swung by George’s the other night for a bite, met … Continue reading Impromptu cocktail adventure at Rosebud
If you grew up in Atlanta you are probably familiar with the beautiful 20th-century Victorian-style home just a stone’s throw south of Little Five Points on Moreland Avenue. Built in 1900, “The Marianna” was a private home, then a Methodist church, a dance school, and in 1970 opened as The Wrecking Bar, a great salvage … Continue reading Good times on tap at Wrecking Bar Brewpub