Review – Livewire Cocktails

Time to check out a new to me, bartender focused canned cocktail brand, LiveWire.

I started with Golden God who looks like a Doctor Who villain and has apricot, green tea and elderflower on top of Rye Whiskey and Brandy. GG pours white with a hint of taupe to it. Sweetened green tea hits the nose first. Both sweet and tart in flavor. Apricot reigns supreme here which leads me to believe that the brandy is a bigger player than rye. The brandy does show up after the apricot plays out. Not bad if a touch too sweet.

Tropipop is big, big on that candied coconut flavor. The pineapple comes in behind but is a clear second fiddle to the coconut. Coming in third is the rum. Which makes sense when you find out that Casa Magdelena from Guatemala is a blanco / light rum. I might have added a third flavor to tone down the coconut.

The winner is Golden God but both were a little too light on the abv and too sweet overall.

Altadena Beverage

With the loss of Sunset Beer Co. years ago, I have had to expand my beer shopping radius and one of the places that I have added is Altadena Beverage.

It fits into that boutique food store niche which generally tilts to the alcohol and N/A beverages. But this place has a nice mix of beers. Homage, Highland Park and just oddity beers that you don’t see elsewhere which makes a fun hunt. Plus some neat food options as well. And boy howdy do they schedule pop-ups. Coffee, free tastings, sandwiches. Worth a follow to see the vendors.

Just look at what I recently got…

This is a great store to find out if the ordinary beer and other fun beverage gifts.