There are times when writing this blog allows me access to events that I otherwise would only dream about attending. Tales of the Cocktail, for instance, was an amazing experience that would have been intensely cost-prohibitive without Sloshed! Just recently, I was invited to take part in an event being billed as the Historic Los Angeles Bar Tour, sponsored by Plymouth Gin and led by Dave Wondrich, among others.
As you might imagine, I had to make sure I wasn’t seeing things when that invitation dropped into my inbox. It turned out I wasn’t hallucinating, so I loaded onto a bus with 29 other assorted bartenders and boozehounds for a day of touring the historic locales of cocktails past, back in the days when Los Angeles was the trendsetter on the national bartending scene.
Rather than write it all up here, though, I kept my camera snapping all day long and have put together a post in pictures so that everyone can live the magic—without the hangover.