THE QUAFF: Supperclub LA’s Cactus Margarita

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Handcrafted cocktails have become de rigeur in Hollywood, and nearly every hip, hot, and trendy club now offers their own nifty concoctions for the masses to consume. Not all libations are created equally though. Thankfully, Supperclub LA has a doozy of a cocktail menu, featuring many creations that have made me very, very happy at some point or another. Ranking at the top for me is the Cactus Margarita — a smoky, spicy, and generally wonderful drink that became my best friend during one evening at the club last October. Thankfully, head mixologist Josh Curtis invited me over to Supperclub recently to show me how to make the drink. Sacred knowledge, I tell you. And now I’m going to share it with you.

After the jump, photos of Supperclub, the Cactus Margarita (as well as a few other beverages), and then my attempt to recreate the drink chez moi…

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Epic Halloween Weekend Leads To Annual Batch of Embarrassing Photos

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People might not realize this, but Halloween in Los Angeles can be a crazy, crazy experience, and this past weekend was no exception. Luckily, my friends and I always seem to have a camera on hand, which means much of the ridiculousness can be documented. Sadly, we did miss some vital pics — such as the annual onslaught of sexy iterations of generally non-sexy things: sexy Waldo, sexy Freddy Krueger, sexy Chilean miners, etc. I even think I saw a sexy version of Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

Pictures (of slutty and non-slutty costumes alike) after the jump…

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COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: Josh Curtis Edition

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As part of my new and ongoing quest to sample inventive and tasty cocktails, I’m very excited to announce the presence of a guest mixologist here on B-Side Blog. He’s none other than Josh Curtis, one of the top mixologists in Los Angeles. In the past, Josh has been a libation guru at Jar and The Hungry Cat, and currently, he’s the bar manager of Supperclub LA, the swanky new hot spot that’s slated to open at the end of the month in Hollywood.

I told Josh about my uncreatively titled “Cocktail of the Week” series on the site, and he agreed to share a recipe from the forthcoming Supperclub drink menu. His offering: “On The Fritz,” a rosemary-citrus gin cocktail named after an alleged ghost that haunts Supperclub’s premises at the former Vogue Theater.

After the jump, pics of Josh making the drink, as well as one or two bartender tips to boot…

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