Category Archives: benedictine

Amaro: dell’ Erborista

It’s time again to take a closer look at one of the many amaros (amari?) we have in our liquor cabinet.  This week we pulled out Amaro dell’ Erborista by Varnelli. The dell’Erborista is especially interesting. It has a lot of forest-y, earthy notes … Continue reading

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Flip, flop, fly

Fall is officially here in the Pacific Northwest. There’s a chill in the air, the trees have changed color, and the rains have returned. With that in mind, this week we decided to talk about a richer, more cold-weather style … Continue reading

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This week we decided to do some tasting with various ciders. We went to our local mega-mart and picked up a selection of hard apple cider, several of which are from WA and a couple of which aren’t (we do … Continue reading

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MxMo: Far Afield & Kentucky Star

It’s Mixology Monday time again! We hope everyone enjoyed our resin theme from last month. This month’s theme comes from The Straight Up and is all about anise,  a most appropriate theme for this time of year. We decided to see what we … Continue reading

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MxMo: The Hearthstone

It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme is Smoke! and it comes courtesy of Elana over at Stir and Strain. We’ve been wanting to noodle around with smoke infusion for a while now, so this was a perfect … Continue reading

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Summer Coolers

It is beautiful high summer here in Seattle! Which means it’s time for a nice icy cooler to counterbalance the warm weather. We define a cooler as something light and refreshing, fairly dry, that has club soda in it and … Continue reading

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MxMo: Monk’s Paradise

Hello and welcome to our next submission for Mixology Monday hosted by Measure & Stir. This month’s theme is all about garnish. With that in mind, we immediately thought of tiki drinks and their elaborate accoutrements. We recently acquired some lovely … Continue reading

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