Amanda Baltazar

Amanda Baltazar
Amanda Baltazar
Contributing Writer

Amanda Baltazar is a Washington State-based freelance writer who’s been writing about food and beverage since 1996. Read her work online at

Stories by Amanda Baltazar

Fizz, Pop, Mimosa!

Boosting your brunch bottom line is as easy as pairing a bottle of bubble with a few quality fruit juices that compliment the flavor profile.

Kimchi in Cocktails

mokbar in Brooklyn, NY, is a new venue from Esther Choi that showcases Korean soul food along with Korean drinking culture.

Sherry Takes Flight

Knowledge of and interest in sherry in the United States has grown significantly over the past two decades. Learn how owner-chef-sommelier Deborah Hansen succeeds with sherry, and how you can too.

Heat up the Summer with Ice Cream Cocktails

RingSide Grill, a bar and restaurant in Portland, Oregon, has been crafting ice cream drinks that are perfectly sweet and boozy for the hot summer months. You'll want to put your own ice cream creations on your menu this summer!

Yes Please, Honey

The Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen located inside the InterContinental New York Times Square operates five beehives on the hotel’s roof, and the honey their bees produce finds its way into Stinger cocktails.