Martinis Category



Keep your shaker handy, ’cause it’s always happy hour here in the Atomic Tango lounge. And while there’s almost no cocktail we won’t imbibe, we think it always tastes better in classic conical stemware. Cheers!

Kim's Mountain Mule

Posted On September 16, 2015By Kim TronicIn Martinis

Saddle Up: Kim’s Mountain Mule

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Today we’re gonna bend the rules a bit. Instead of bringing you a martini recipe, I want to scribble outside the lines and share something (gasp!) different. And yes, it’s served on the rocks. I’ve always been a fan of copper: it makes for interesting jewelry, strong plumbing pipes, and who doesn’t love a nice shiny penny? (Despite the fact that pennies are a useless form of currency, obvy.) A while back, I noticed an infestation of copper mugs on the local bar scene.Read More
Buffalo Soldier at Messhall Kitchen
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Remember those middle school summers when your friends shipped off to camp? And when school started again in September, all they did was brag about how much fun they had? (Despite suffering from 23,000 bug bites and swimming in bacteria-infested lakes, of course.) Instead of joining those friends, I chose to stay home and annoy my parents, like any lazy tween. Trust me, you’ve never experienced true joy until you’ve played Legend Of Zelda four days straight in a windowless basement, stuffing your faceRead More
Fat Dog Tailwagger
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Like any normal woman, I’m private about certain details. My weight. My real hair color. Amount of money spent on Botox. But one secret that everyone seems to know: I’m kind of a crazy cat lady. I have 3 kitties and about 2,000 photos of them on my phone. They sleep on my bed while I’m twisted into an abnormal position to accommodate their comfort. They rule the roost — and they know it. Then, a couple weeks ago, a friend invited me out to aRead More
The Ginsburg cocktail by Now Boarding in Los Angeles

Posted On July 22, 2015By Kim TronicIn Martinis

Buckle Up: The Ginsburg Cocktail Is Now Boarding

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… As I watched the final episode of Mad Men, I felt a bit depressed. No more sassy Sterling. No more drunk Draper. No more cool outfits. No more sexist innuendos. But as I wallowed in the sadness of missing Mad Men, I heard about a bar in West Hollywood that might cure my affliction — a bar dripping in mid-century magnificence, decked out in Mad-Men decor, reminiscent of a first-class seat on Pan Am Airways…Read More
Daywalker Lemonade Martini at the Marmalade Cafe
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… If you live in L.A., you most likely react to “tourist traps” by rolling your eyes, emitting a small groan, and vowing to never get stuck in the honeytrap of 3-hour traffic jams. (Also see: the Walk of Fame, Disneyland, or Muscle Beach.) But I invite you to hit the brakes on such swift judgment and head over to Marmalade Café at The Grove. Don’t be fooled by its shopping center location and write off Marmalade as a tourist destination not fit for yourRead More
Crying Tiger at the Formosa Cafe

Posted On May 18, 2015By Kim TronicIn Martinis

Wimps Need Not Apply: The Crying Tiger Cocktail

By Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… They say there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. They forgot an important 3rd certainty: Hot sauce makes everything better.Read More