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Josh Curtis

Making an Imperfect Manhattan
10 months ago

Making an Imperfect Manhattan

To make an imperfect martini, you need to know how to play by the rules…
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Chilled Drink of the Week: Bärenjäger Bees Knees
3 years ago

Chilled Drink of the Week: Bärenjäger Bees Knees

Welcome spring with Chilled’s drink of the week, a delicious Bee’s Knees cocktail made with Barenjager honey liqueur.
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Chilled Drink of the Week: Bear Hunter
4 years ago

Chilled Drink of the Week: Bear Hunter

All Natural Mixmasters with Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur. I was bartending at a punk rock Chinese restaurant called Kung Pao Kitty in Hollywood…
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Holiday Drinking is All about Enjoyment and Responsibility
6 years ago

Holiday Drinking is All about Enjoyment and Responsibility

As the holiday season slowly comes to a close, we have only one eventful evening left this year.

But before New Years’ Eve, we have decorations to pack up, presents …
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The Imperfect Manhattan
6 years ago

The Imperfect Manhattan

When I started bartending at Fred Eric’s Vida in 2002, nobody in LA knew what rye whiskey was. In fact, the only point of reference we had for rye whiskey …
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Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge
6 years ago

Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge

Garnishing cocktails seems so obvious.

The Mojito gets a fresh sprig of mint, or sometimes a lime wedge. Margaritas are graced with a lime wedge. So too are Vodka Tonics …
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Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez
6 years ago

Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez

Flavor, region, type of agave, and cooking method all define this complex spirit.

Gilbert Marquez has been working in the bar industry for many years. Formerly, he ran the bar …
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“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”
7 years ago

“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”

A Bartender’s Journey

When I was a waiter at the Manhattan Won Ton Company in Beverly Hills in 1998 a customer said to me “Do you know how to make an Old Fashioned?” …
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Must Mix: Valentine’s Day Cocktails
7 years ago

Must Mix: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Whether you are seeking to make this Valentine’s Day a day filled with romance or whether you are simply planning a Valentine’s Day in with your friends, Chilled has your …
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