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Found 10 blog entries tagged as "cocktails".

Whether it's mixing and matching clients with the perfect property or creating the best cocktail, our agents know how to deliver. 

Mauricio Umansky, Santiago Arana and Sandro Dazzan took a break from the rigorous world of luxury real estate to craft some cocktails at coastal hotspot SHOREbar in Santa Monica. The late summer event benefitted Giveback Homes, an organization that builds housing for families and individuals in need around the U.S. and abroad. Recently, The Agency’s Beverly Hills office helped construct ten homes in Culver City for one of Giveback Homes’ L.A. area Build Days. 

“This is such a great way to support an organization we hold in such high regard. And we’ve had such an incredible turn out of supporters!” said Mauricio, who

New Year's Eve is fast approaching, and what better way to get in the spirit of celebrating than with a new cocktail recipe—or five. From a champagne cocktail in The Agency’s signature red to a peach cosmo that will take you back to the 90s, these sips are sure to help you ring in the New Year right. Cheers to 2018.

Red Currant Champagne Cocktail → Everyone who’s anyone knows red is our color, so it may come as no surprise that we can’t get enough of this red currant champagne cocktail from the inimitable Martha Stewart. It’s an easy way to class up a not-so-pricey bottle of bubbly—or take that Dom to the next level. Get the full recipe on Martha Stewart.

Old Fashioned → It doesn’t get more classic than a good ol’ fashioned old fashioned (after

Blog_Cocktails As the cocktail scene continues to bloom (pun intended) in L.A.'s trendiest bars and restaurants, there's no better time to try some of the best drinks around. This season in particular focuses on the freshest ingredients and tantalizing flavor combinations for extremely satisfying outcomes. The cocktails below are easy to make at home and perfect for your monthly dinner parties, a night in with your significant other or simply treating yourself to a delicious grown-up drink. Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 oz Lillet Rose 2 oz Ruby Red grapefruit juice 1 oz gin 1 edible flower blossom (optional) MAKE IT:  Combine 2 ounces Lillet, 2 ounces grapefruit juice, 1 ounce gin and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a…


Presenting a rare chance to own a double-record-breaking spirit, Silent Pool Distillers created both the world’s largest and most expensive bottle of gin.


This 9-liter bottle of classic gin, valued at $7,000, tastes uniquely refreshing. Created with 24 specially-selected botanicals, it features a clean juniper-driven spirit with floral layers of lavender and chamomile, as well as fresh notes of citrus and kaffir lime grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey. The traditional yet fresh flavor can be savored all throughout the year’s occasions as the vessel holds enough for 135 cocktails.


Inspired by the haunting myth of Silent Pool, the misty aqua-green bottle conceals the legendary characters within an intricate pattern of the

Blog_bourbon2 There's more to bourbon than meets the lips. While synonymous with Kentucky, Bourbon is not just crafted by proud Kentuckians; it can be made anywhere within the United States. The expansion of craft distilleries means that the spirit is being made everywhere from New York to California. The only caveat? It must be created from at least 51% corn and aged in new charred oak barrels. Production and resting proof are regulated, but most importantly, bourbon must be bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume) or higher.

Blog_bourgon3There are several different types of spirits within the bourbon vernacular: straight whiskey, single barrel bourbon whiskey and small batch bourbon whiskey.

Straight whiskey is not necessarily a bourbon, but it's a made from at least 51% of…

Blog_Cocktails1a Celebrating the good cheer of the holidays is made easier when smooth libations are involved. Usher in 2016 with one of these inventive cocktails inspired by global premium beverage experts. Snowball Cocktail at Artesian Hong Kong (Above) “Ingredients like cinnamon remind me of Christmas, and I wanted to incorporate festive spices to the cocktail. I also wanted the presentation to feel like the holidays by having it mirrored after a snow globe.” —Rajendra “Rush” Limbu, bar manager Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. Cinnamon whiskey liqueur ½ oz. Drambuie ½ oz. Ginger liqueur 1 oz. Dubbonet Dash of spice bitters Preparation: Stir and pour into a 2-piece martini ball glass. Noche Buena at Leyenda Blog_Cocktails2a“This drink was made by (bartender) Amanda de la Nuez. It’s…


With summer already upon us in Los Angeles, the cocktail menus have heated up and here are some of this season’s best beverages found in some of the most iconic, unique and classy joints in the city. As Humphrey Bogart once said, “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” So, cheers to summer sipping in the City of Angels.

At Laurel Hardware, a neighborhood eatery in West Hollywood that embraces local culture in a casual atmosphere, one will find the fresh cucumber infused tequila and lime-splashed drink, Gavrons Boogle— a beverage that tastes like summer in a salt rim glass. 

The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel serves up a refreshing vodka and coconut cocktail poolside. A simple $25 bar minimum opens the pool to the


The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby takes over Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2. The two day celebration is as much about the hats, dresses, and more than 120,000 mint juleps consumed as it is the horses. What better way to celebrate than with these Derby themed cocktails?

All the King's Horses

1 1/2 ounces Grey Goose Le Melon

1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce St. Germain

1 jalapeno

Muddle one slice of jalapeno in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with soda and jalapeno garnish.

Horse's Neck

1 lemon peel spiral

2 ounces Copper & Kings brandy

1 ginger beer

A couple dashes of aromatic bitters

Build in a tall glass,

Top10_FallCocktailThe leaves are falling, the weather is cooling, and Halloween is upon us… Fall has hit its stride, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with the perfectly crafted autumn cocktail. Here are 10 recipes sure to put you in high spirits this November.

1. Smokin' Apple


2 oz whisky (such as The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old).

.75 oz fresh lemon juice.

1.5 oz hand-pressed apple cider.

2 fresh figs 2-3 sage leaves.

.5 oz simple syrup


Add ice.


Strain over double rocks or martini glass.

Garnish with a sage leaf.

(Created by Drew Zechman, Boom)

2. Fig Sidecar

This cocktail is a Beverly Hills Hotel original, using Black Mission figs infused with Remy Martin 1738 cognac. Together with spiced brown-sugar simple syrup

Top10_SummercocktailAs summer wears on in Southern California, it will only get hotter and hotter… and what better way to combat the heat than with a cool summer cocktail? Below, find 10 drinks that are sure to freshen you right up.

1. Caipirinha

With the World Cup underway, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Brazil’s national drink. While a standard Caipirinha is simply cachaça (which comes from the fermented juice of sugarcane), sugar and lime, you can mix up the recipe in a number of ways. Try adding different fruits or fruit juices (passionfruit’s a favorite over here), or even some herbs like mint or basil.

2. Gracias Madre's “La Purista”

Enjoy this exquisite margarita at Gracias Madre in Beverly Hills, or make it yourself at home using the recipe below. Or both!