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Category Archives: aquavit
Summer is starting to put in some special guest appearances here in Seattle. That means stone fruits are back at the market, and so is yummy watermelon. We’ve noodled around with watermelon in the past and have found that it … Continue reading
MxMo: The Danelaw & Fucking Tuesday
It’s Mixology Monday time again. This months theme comes from Nick, over at the Booze Baron blog. His theme is all about dry cocktails. Nick gives us some very specific requirements. No more than 20% total sweetened ingredients if you are using … Continue reading
We’re always up for noodling around with under-utilized spirits, and this week we decided to play with aquavit. Aquavit is a delicious Scandinavian liquor that relies on caraway, dill, anise, and other savory herbs and spices for its flavor. It’s kind of … Continue reading
You say toe-mah-toe
This week we decided to experiment with tomato juice. It’s a common ingredient in Bloody Marys, but you rarely see it combined with anything but vodka. So we decided to see what else we could mix it with. We also … Continue reading
Happy Leif Erikson Day!
October 9th is Leif Erikson day, and despite the fact that neither of us are of Scandinavian heritage, we nonetheless feel obliged to acknowledge it. You have to admire someone who would take a handful of men in what would … Continue reading
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Recently Drinkwire put forth a challenge to create a unique punch recipe for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. We’re all about challenges around here, so we decided to give it a whirl. 🙂 With that in mind, we set out … Continue reading
It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes from Frederic over at Cocktail Virgin Slut. The theme this month is Flip Flop. Which according to Frederic: Find a recipe, either new or old, and switch around at least two … Continue reading
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Darwin’s Finch Cocktail
In honor of Darwin’s upcoming birthday, Feb. 12th,and International Darwin Day we decided to make a special cocktail to celebrate the man and his work. Julia suggested something to do with finches since Darwin wrote his seminal work on them. … Continue reading