Category Archives: angostura bitters

Pomegranate

Here in the Pacific Northwest, ’tis the season for pomegranates. Normally one thinks of grenadine when mixing with pomegranate, but that isn’t the only way to showcase the flavor of this delicious fruit. Taking advantage of the season, we decided to make … Continue reading

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Pisco

For those that don’t know, pisco is the national spirit of Peru. Made from grapes and legally required to be distilled to proof (not easy, from what we understand), it is a very interesting liquor, kind of a cross between brandy and grappa. … Continue reading

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Apple of our Eyes

It’s finally fall here in the Pacific Northwest. Which means cooler weather, rain, and apples (oh, and mushrooms too. Mmmm :)). We’re both big fans of cider but we also love calvados and applejack, the delightful distillates thereof. These apple-based spirits … Continue reading

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Washington Vodka Showcase Part 1

For those of you who have been following us for a while, you know we’re big on local spirits. Witness our 5 part series on Washington Gin (and we we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a 6th part eventually). One local spirit … Continue reading

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Walnut Liqueurs

We have a couple of walnut liqueurs in the cupboard that we like to use occasionally to add some nutty complexity to cocktails. Oddly enough, neither is “regular” walnut – one is a nocino made with green walnuts and the … Continue reading

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MxMo: Ten Paces at Dawn & Park View

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes from Fred Yarm at Cocktail Virgin Slut, our inestimable torch bearer for Mixology Monday. The theme this month is I’ll Take Manhattan. On the surface, the theme seems somewhat limiting. The Manhattan is … Continue reading

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Shaken vs. Stirred

This week we decided to look at the difference of shaking vs. stirring a drink. The accepted wisdom is that anything with fruit juice should be shaken and anything clear should be stirred. We’ve always assumed that this is for … Continue reading

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MxMo: Don’t Call Us Old Fashioned

It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme, Call Me Old Fashioned, comes from Laura over at Sass and Gin: The Old Fashioned is the original “cock tail,” dating to the early 1800′s. In this humble bartender’s opinion, it is … Continue reading

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MxMo: Martini-like

Hot on the heels of last month’s MxMo comes this month’s Mixology Monday. The theme this month is: “That’s Not a Martini!“. It comes from Dagreb over at Nihil Utopia. In his words: This month’s Mixology Monday theme is that which is … Continue reading

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MxMo: Demimonde & Field Trip

Time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme comes from our inestimable host Fred Yarm over at cocktail virgin slut. The theme this month is Apples. To quote our host, Apples have been an American booze staple with Johnny Appleseed … Continue reading

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