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Amanda Tascher

Articles by Amanda Tascher

MOTHERSHIP’s Warbird: Captain’s grog

Captain’s log: Earthdate 2022. A man wearing a NASA hat welcomes me inside the newly-launched MOTHERSHIP. I traverse the cavernous interior, noticing the gorgeous stained-glass egg pods hanging from the ceiling. “They’re like the ‘fruits’ ...

September 1, 2022
Starlite’s The Stockholm: sweet, sour, and creamy

They say you learn something new every day. Today, I’m learning about two things: aquavit and aquafaba. Jack Reynolds welcomes me to Starlite, where he serves up The Stockholm, named for aquavit’s traditionally Scandinavian origins. ...

August 18, 2022
The Bar at Moniker General’s Guava Clouds, S.A.: a play on the classic margarita

I’ve just grabbed dinner with a friend at Liberty Public Market, and now I’m meandering toward the sound of a band coming from The Bar at Moniker General, where we are bound to stumble onto ...

August 4, 2022
The Cordova Bar’s Passion Fruit Daiquiri: it's the jam

I have come to Linda Vista to scope out a friend’s favorite neighborhood bar, The Cordova. After perusing my drink options, I decide that a Passion Fruit Daiquiri sounds just right for this toasty summer ...

July 21, 2022
Coco Maya’s Coco Bongo Highball: Going coastal Yucatan all the way through Puerto Rico

The last time I met with Rob McShea, he was showing me how to smoke a cocktail using a cloche at Louisiana Purchase. Now I’m visiting him at the newly opened Coco Maya in Little ...

Kingfisher’s Jungle Fang: refreshing, tropical, spicy

“We put a lot of emphasis on providing a very welcoming environment,” says Beverage Director David Tye about the ambiance that Kingfisher has so lovingly curated. “A place where you come in, being like, ‘Alright, ...

June 9, 2022
A drink named for Valentina Ramírez, a soldier in the Mexican revolution

Bare brick walls, faux fur bear skin rugs, green velvet booths, copper-painted bar top... I’m stealing glances at the scenery of soon-to-be-opened Madam Bonnie’s while I chat with all-smiles bar manager Dakota Godden. “Madam Bonnie ...

May 26, 2022
Realm of the 52 Remedies’ Saigon Dreamer: on the nose flavor

I’ve done it again: found my way inside another speakeasy. This time, it’s Realm of the 52 Remedies, where Chris Lee tells me how the Saigon Dreamer cocktail was inspired by an Asian coffee shop. ...

May 12, 2022
Bartender’s choice at Noble Experiment/Youngblood

I can’t tell you how to get here, exactly, but I’m inside Neighborhood’s speakeasy, Noble Experiment. And I can’t give you the exact name of the cocktail, but you could call it a tequila sour. ...

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