About UsChrista and Shaun discovered that they have a shared passion, some might say obsession, for good booze, cocktails and food. This blog chronicles their further explorations and adventures tasting, mixing and enjoying yummy and sometimes not so yummy booze.
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This week, we thought we’d talk about the two options we use in place of regular creme de cacao. The usual commercial versions of that spirit tend to be overly sweet and not very chocolatey. So instead, we use Mud … Continue reading
It’s a good time for citrus here in the Pacific Northwest. We typically get several orange varietals as well as tangerines, satsumas, and other similar orange-y citrus. So we decided to try a number of different ones to see how … Continue reading
This December 5th is the 80th anniversary of the the Repeal of Prohibition. Jeffrey Morgenthaler has made the very excellent point that Repeal Day should be a day to celebrate and drink. Here at Booze Nerds HQ we couldn’t agree more. So … Continue reading
Time to round up all the creative submissions we got for our Resin theme! The goal was to include one or more resinous ingredients in some aspect of a cocktail – flavor, aroma, garnish, whatever else you might think of. … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and what is more Thanksgiving-y than cranberries? Well, turkey, sure, but we aren’t going to make turkey cocktails So we put together a few new cocktails using cranberry syrup (which only takes a few minutes … Continue reading
In keeping with our Mixology Monday theme, we decided to gin up (heh :)) a couple of resin-y cocktails this week.
Time for November’s Mixology Monday! We’re excited to be doing our Nerd spin on it We thought hard about a theme that would work well for this time of year, and after contemplating the food, booze, and decor we like … Continue reading
Here at Booze Nerds HQ, cobbler shakers are our workhorses. We find them more convenient than Boston shakers, which tend to leak more and require more overhead to make/break the seal. For a home bar, that’s kinda a deal breaker … Continue reading
Christa was down in Portland last weekend (with Christopher, to watch Lovecraft films at the Hollywood Theater ’cause she’s a geek ;)), and visited Vinn, the newest addition to Distillery Row, while she was there. Vinn makes outstanding spirits in … Continue reading