Charles Gillet

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How Many Years Does The Space Station Have Left?

The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?<p>In the movie <i>The Martian</i>, a stranded astronaut is able to survive for years in a habitat that NASA originally designed to last 30 days. The movie is fictional, but the premise is not so far from reality: a lot of …

L.A.'s Best Bartenders Gather at Next Month's Sips & Sweets Bash

Last year, <i>L.A. Weekly</i> launched Sips & Sweets, a food event showcasing bakers, dessert makers and bartenders. For the cocktail aspect of the event, I …

Never Run Out of Alcohol at Your Party Again

‘Tis the season for freaking out.<p>Whether it’s about executing a perfectly roasted (non-dry) turkey, avoiding lumps in your gravy, getting holiday shopping done on time, or figuring out how much wine you need to keep everyone happy at the party you’re hosting, opportunities for stressing out abound, …

Secret Recipe: Award Winner Jacopo Rosito Puts a Twist on the Negroni

A cocktail is a journey—at least, such is the philosophy of Jacopo Rosito, the bartender at 54Mint whose variation on the beloved Negroni recently …

PUNCH | The Dead Rabbit’s Whiskey Cocktail

Inspiration: William Schmidt, <i>The Flowing Bowl,</i> 1892<p>Schmidt’s original is heavily boozy, a whiskey and bitters brawler in the best cocktail tradition. …

Cocktails

Campari orange cider cocktail

• 1 shot Campari<br>• 1 shot freshly squeezed blood orange juice<br>• 1 shot hard apple cider, or more to taste<br>• 1 slice blood or Cara Cara orange<p>Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Have a clean martini or coupe-style glass ready.<br>• Pour the Campari and blood orange juice into the shaker. Place the lid on and shake …

Omakase Cocktails Are Raising the Bar

Can the ritualized experience of the sushi bar omakase—the "leave it to the chef" form of dining—translate to cocktails? A small but growing number of bars across the country are poised to find out.<p>The track has already been laid. In 2009, Gen Yamamoto, then head bartender at EN Japanese Brasserie, …

How to Fix the Amaretto Sour

The best way to make an Amaretto Sour could be by taking out the amaretto.<p>You probably don't miss the Amaretto Sour. In fact, you probably haven't …

A New Scottish Gin Hits the Right Classic Notes

The best new gin for gin purists is now available in the U.S.<p>I don’t remember the brand of the first gin I ever tasted. I was sixteen and it was in a …

Rum 101

Rum is having a moment. In fact, according to a new report released this month by the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA), rum production increased 40% globally between 2000 and 2010, and the category ranks fourth in the U.S. behind vodka, whiskey and flavored spirits. While …

Make It: Maple Bourbon Smash | Valet.

As the weather dips, you need a cocktail that packs a warm punch but is still refreshing. This is a riff on a classic Old Fashioned, that comes …

Bourbon Whiskey

Funny Set of Comic Art Shows Who’s Better: Superman or Batman?

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the best shooter game of 2015

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III is one of the finest installments in a series that has generated $10 billion in lifetime revenue. The single-player campaign is challenging, surprising, and has more interesting missions that take full advantage of the next-generation game consoles. It’s too …