Category Archives: absinthe

Center Stage Tequila

We haven’t done tequila for a while, so we thought we’d throw that into the mix this week. Conveniently enough, we recently¬†received a bottle of Hornitos Black Barrel as a sample. Is that good, bad, or indifferent?

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Timing

This week we investigate the effect of temperature and oxidation on cocktails. We had noticed that some cocktails seem to change in flavor, often for the better, after sitting a short while¬†(on those rare occasions where we don’t just gulp … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mezcal

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which is one of those weird ‘Merican holidays in our minds. It’s a popular holiday in the states, but in it’s country of origin, Mexico, it’s not that big of a deal. So if we … Continue reading

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Orange Alternatives

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

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