Thirsty Thursday Archives

Pink Pony offers Spring Training specials fit for Giants fans

Golden Gate Sazerac, Susan Cope

Spring Training is a few tender weeks away, and Pink Pony is already ready to round the bases with its special cocktail, Golden Gate Sazerac — an ode to the San Francisco Giants, we assume — and “bomb burger.” The specials run March 1 through April 1. The burger costs $13, the cocktail costs $11… Read More →

Blue Hound mixologist Stephanie Teslar is a spirit animal

Stephanie Teslar, Photo by Shavon Rose

Stephanie Teslar serves as head mixologist at downtown Phoenix’s Blue Hound Kitchen & Bar, where classic drinks are among the favorites, for Teslar and the guests. Teslar, who’s been at the Kimpton-owned hotel bar for almost three years, says she appreciates simple drinks, “the less ingredients, the better.” “I like a drink that really enhances… Read More →

Get your sips at Arizona Cocktail Week

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Seven days a year, people from around the country come to Phoenix to celebrate and appreciate cocktails at Arizona Cocktail Week. When half of the country is freezing or hidden under snow, parties and events are being held outdoors and at venues all over the Valley. Arizona Cocktail Week is more than just drinking, though.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Valentine’s Day Sips

Pear Bistro, Cocktails

Looking to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day weekend? Try out these cocktails from Perfect Pear Bistro (1241 E. Chandler Blvd. in Ahwatukee; 9845 S. Priest Dr. in Tempe). They’re $7.50 on the menu, but the restaurant also shared the recipes and prep instructions below. Cheers! Cherry Kiss 2oz Cherry Vodka 3/4oz Creme De Cocoa 3/4oz… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Drinking with purpose

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The holidays are all about fun, friends, family and of course some seasonal cocktails. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is offering its All That Glitters Eggnog Martini for $25. While the cost may seem steep, 100 percent of that is going to nonprofit Andrea’s Closet. The drink is made with homemade eggnog, Bacardi Rum, a splash of… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch

Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch, Courtesy of The Cove Trattoria

If you’re looking for something a little lighter than spiked eggnog at your next Ugly Sweater Party, behold The Cove Trattoria’s Sparking Pomegranate Holiday Punch! The ingredients are bulky, so this should be good for more than a few servings of sweet, bubbly holiday cheer. Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch: 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling… Read More →

PWS, SommSelect give you an excuse to celebrate wine

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Featuring a state-of-the-art wine storage cellar and lounge, Phoenix Wine Storage (PWS) opened in March 2014 in a classic, mid-century modern building in central Phoenix designed by renowned architect Ralph Haver. The secure, climate controlled cellar boasts more than 200 lockers in various sizes for any level of wine collection. Members of PWS are provided various… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday pours one out for Thanksgiving

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Oh, snap! It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of our favorite drinking holidays, and in anticipation of the holiday of “Second Helpings,” we’re sharing two seasonal cocktail recipes from Valley mixologists after our own hearts. First up is The Cognac Snap from Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa (495 N. Scottsdale Rd.), which blends fruit, spice and… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Halloween Cocktails Edition

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Keep your Halloween bash’s libations in good, haunted spirits with the following recipes provided by RA Sushi, Sapporo and  and STILLHOUSE Moonshine. Cast a spell with one of RA Sushi’s Potent Potions, such as: • Witches Brew (single $9/double $18): a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices. • Frozen Black Lagoon ($7) is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

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You may think you love pears, but be pre-pear-ed to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, “pear bread,” sweet cocktails and enough dishes to make this national day feel like… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TEXAZtini cocktail recipe

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TEXAZ Grill may be best known for a rib-sticking menu of classic Texas-style comfort foods, including its signature Chicken Fried Steak (more than 858,526 sold and counting). But, hiding behind three decades of wacky wall art and a well-worn bar top made out of an old shuffleboard table, might just be the town’s best-kept secret.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Pear Pomegranate Cooler

Courtesy of Thirsty Lion Pub

Even though Phoenicians are known to lament about the lack of a proper “fall” come September, many chefs in the Valley are unveiling seasonal menus worth digging your boots out for! Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill at Tempe Marketplace is celebrating the harvest with savory dishes like beer-steamed peel-and-eat shrimp, pomegranate spinach & pancetta salad,… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen’s Sweet Lily

Photo by: Anthony TerBush

Everywhere you turn, restaurants are trying to show pumpkin-flavored everything into your pie holes. Even though that is one of our favorite things about autumn, we’ll happily take a break from our spiced squash at the bar for the Sweet Lily, a citrus and elderberry cocktail from TapHouse Kitchen at The Hilton Village — where… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game

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Traditionally, Thirsty Thursday is all about cocktails at our favorite restaurants and bars in the Valley. To kickoff the NFL season, though, we’re going to add a little beer to the mix. Beer cocktails are increasingly making space on drink menus. It’s a great mixer, thanks to its carbonation, as well as its complicated flavor… Read More →