Q&A: TYLER MALEK, SALT & STRAW

Litty Talks to Food People: Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw by Litty Mathew Tyler Malek, co-founder and head ice cream maker at Salt & Straw. Photo credit: Leela Cyd Ross Running Greenbar Distillery has taught me is that everyone is a “maker.” It’s just in our DNA as human beings. Whether it’s a [...]

Q&A: TYLER MALEK, SALT & STRAW2018-05-02T12:35:13+00:00

Q&A: CHEF LAURENT QUENIOUX

Litty Talks to Chefs: Laurent Quenioux, Bistro LQ by Litty Mathew Confession: I’m a cooking school dropout. Almost two decades ago, I attended cooking school in France. Sounds romantic? Well, I found out pretty quickly that I was better fit on the other side of the table. But my love of cooking and my curiosity for [...]

Q&A: CHEF LAURENT QUENIOUX2018-05-02T12:36:30+00:00

CULTURAL TERROIR

Taste of Place: Culture vs Agriculture by Melkon Khosrovian The concept of terroir -- that climate, soil and terrain affect the flavor of what we eat and drink -- defines the origin stories for a whole host of culinary goods. French wine and French food are said to go together well because they come from [...]

CULTURAL TERROIR2018-05-03T14:18:20+00:00

CHEF-DRIVEN SPIRITS

What Are Chef-Driven Spirits & Why Do They Taste So Much More Flavorful? by Melkon Khosrovian The Standard Approach Many distillers have a habit of building their spirits from the top down, starting with aroma. Like perfumers, they’ll imagine an evocative scent and associated flavor, write a brief and call up one of the flavor [...]

CHEF-DRIVEN SPIRITS2018-03-23T12:13:56+00:00

LET’S TALK: DIG THE KID

Join Litty, Cory & Lisa As They Discuss California, Success & Cocktails Friends are always welcome at Greenbar Distillery and we were delighted to say hi to Cory and Lisa from Dig The Kid this week. They got talking with co founder and master spiritsmaker, Litty about all the big and small moments that make up their 2018 plans. [...]

LET’S TALK: DIG THE KID2018-03-23T11:19:52+00:00

A NIGHT WITH THE BURRITO PROJECT

Greenbar Distillery Team Head Out To Help Feed The Hungry in Downtown Los Angeles Helping The Hungry In Los Angeles, One Burrito At A Time by Litty Mathew, Greenbar Distillery Co-Founder and SpiritsMaker Litty Assembling Burritos Melkon and I are grateful to have participated in a night out with the Burrito [...]

A NIGHT WITH THE BURRITO PROJECT2018-09-25T10:32:34+00:00

FEEDING OUR COMMUNITY

What if you could enjoy a delicious cocktail and help feed the hungry in our community too? That’s what we’re doing this spring! The Burrito Project, Downtown LA 2018 Working with many of the best bars and restaurants, we’re putting CITY Bright gin at the heart of cocktail menus. Every time you [...]

FEEDING OUR COMMUNITY2018-03-19T14:08:06+00:00

SPRINGTIME AT GREENBAR DISTILLERY

FRUITLAB Jasmine Liqueur is Back for Spring Have you heard? Greenbar Distillery, one of California’s original craft distilleries and home of the world’s largest portfolio of organic spirits, today announced that it’s bringing back FRUITLAB Jasmine liqueur by popular demand for a one-time run. The limited batch will be available in select markets this spring. [...]

SPRINGTIME AT GREENBAR DISTILLERY2018-02-23T10:08:37+00:00

AVOCADO TOAST COCKTAIL

Avocado Toast Smash - Your New Favorite Cocktail Who wants to try an avocado toast cocktail? Since Los Angeles is avocado toast’s spiritual home in America and we're LA’s original distillery, we felt it our duty to try our hand at turning this hipster staple into a proper drink. The Avocado Toast Smash is our [...]

AVOCADO TOAST COCKTAIL2018-01-22T15:22:46+00:00

FRUITLAB JASMINE LIQUEUR RETURNS

You Asked. We Heard. FRUITLAB Jasmine Liqueur Is Back. Our hard working distillery team is making a limited run of this delicate yet rich and flavorful liqueur and the new batch is due to be released any day now.  If you're interested in getting your hands on a bottle (or more) then email Info@GreenbarDistillery.com. [...]

FRUITLAB JASMINE LIQUEUR RETURNS2018-02-23T10:09:11+00:00

ONE BOTTLE, ONE TREE

One Tree Planted for Every Bottle You Buy How Our One Bottle, One Tree Program Supports the Environment and Community With Sustainable Harvest International, Greenbar Distillery is helping to rebuild the Central American forest. This provides a sustainable environment for future generations of farmers, halts tropical deforestation, and builds strong, self-supporting communities through agribusiness. Why [...]

ONE BOTTLE, ONE TREE2018-08-08T13:59:59+00:00

2018 — INSPIRATIONS & TRENDS

What's Happening in Craft Distilling? News from Greenbar Distillery founders, Litty and Melkon about what's coming to craft distilling in 2018. You heard it here first! Community means more than geography Inspired by immigration and migration, people not places will determine what we eat and drink. While a cyclical trend, this time it’s less about [...]

2018 — INSPIRATIONS & TRENDS2017-11-27T13:12:48+00:00

COCKTAIL RECIPES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

Fast & Easy ‘Cookie Exchange' Cocktail Recipes Holidays are nearly here and, since we all enjoy making things from scratch at Greenbar Distillery, we love potlucks and cookie swaps. But the thing we hear again and again is that the host doesn’t know what to serve. Wine with cookies just doesn’t seem right, milk too [...]

COCKTAIL RECIPES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE2017-12-19T10:02:26+00:00

LA BAND PARTNERSHIP

Dig The Kid Meet two great friends of ours: Cory and Lisa, AKA Dig The Kid. When we first heard the duo on a hot summer day at a Jam In The Van concert in LA, we could tell there was something special about this deeply Californian band. Their music is uplifting yet thoughtful and [...]

LA BAND PARTNERSHIP2017-11-27T13:12:09+00:00

CARBON FOOTPRINT

Drink a Cocktail & Erase Your Carbon Footprint 1 cocktail made with 1.5oz of any Greenbar Distillery spirits makes you carbon negative for a day.* Using energy or products manufactured with fossil fuels, generates carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. This combination of emissions caused in our daily life [...]

CARBON FOOTPRINT2018-08-08T15:40:46+00:00

TEQUILA COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

Will It Pair: Mariscos El Mar II by Melkon Khosrovian Every time I come to Mexico to make another batch of IXÁ tequila, I stop by Mariscos El Mar II just outside the city of Tequila for a bite of fried huachinango, or Pacific Red Snapper, one of the most prized fish in this region. [...]

TEQUILA COCKTAIL CHALLENGE2017-11-27T12:04:24+00:00

REAL FLAVOR

The Benefits of Real Ingredients By Litty Mathew When you make anything with real ingredients, it will always taste better. Guaranteed. (Have you tasted margarine next to butter?) At Greenbar Distillery, we’re all about real ingredient spirits. What’s that, you ask? It’s when you have to pick something off a living plant and use it [...]

REAL FLAVOR2017-11-27T11:19:43+00:00

CITY OF ANGELS

Creating our Los Angeles Distillery Greenbar Distillery and Los Angeles go together. Without this city, we wouldn’t have all the influences that make Greenbar Distillery spirits so unique: the local flora that add flavor and depth; the beautiful weather that means year-round access to bountiful produce; the melting pot of cultures that means we never [...]

CITY OF ANGELS2017-11-17T17:14:36+00:00

STREET FRUIT COCKTAILS

Melkon's Friday Cocktail - Street Fruit Edition By Melkon Khosrovian One of LA’s many food joys is street fruit stands. Cut up mango, cucumber, watermelon, pineapple, coconut and anything else in season, topped with salt, chili and freshly squeezed lime wakes up the palate like nothing else. Will it cocktail, though? Today I bought a [...]

STREET FRUIT COCKTAILS2017-11-27T13:13:53+00:00