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Ian Ward

Much like undercover cops and paying taxes, among bartenders, making vodka cocktails has become a thing to be avoided at all costs. more

Apr 24, 2017 3:19 PM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

After my last article where I wrote about a passion fruit cocktail at Sycamore Den, people kept telling me about a must-try passion fruit cocktail at The Grass Skirt (910 Grand Ave.) in Pacific Beach. more

Apr 7, 2017 2:07 PM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

However, there is that rare occasion when the new and inventive version of an otherwise traditional recipe turns out to be a perfectly paved road. The “Crime of Passion” at Sycamore Den is such an occasion. more

Mar 21, 2017 3:36 PM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

I found the act of re-entry into this cocktail carnival more dizzying than I had anticipated so I turned to one of the few people I love and trust for advice, Michele Willard. more

Mar 13, 2017 5:31 PM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene