Category Archives: bourbon

Cobbler Weather

It’s high summer here in Seattle, which means it’s cobbler weather. Fortunately, we’re going to make the kind of cobbler that does not require the use of an oven. It’s hot, well hot for us :), and it seemed like … Continue reading

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Punch!

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. ūüôā With that in mind, we set out … Continue reading

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Julep Season

Julep “season” is almost upon us, what with the Kentucky Derby¬†around the corner. Though if you’re like us, you don’t stand on ceremony, and a nice julep is welcome any time once the weather gets reasonably warm. Which means above … Continue reading

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Fort Sumter

This week, we give a quick tip of the hat to American history. The Civil War (or the War Between the States if you prefer) started 153 years ago on April 12th at Fort Sumter. We know that whiskey was … Continue reading

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MxMo: State Fair Sour & Fourteen Shillings

It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme is preserves from Craig at¬†World of Drinks. From the description: The aim of the challenge is to go back to the days of the preserve, pick an ingredient, seasonal or not … Continue reading

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MxMo: Amaretto Sour Lemon vs. Lactart

¬†It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme, Sours,¬†comes from Andrea over at Ginhound.¬†Taking Andrea’s suggestion, we decided to experiment with what souring agent we used. Awhile back, we picked up some Acid Phosphate¬†and¬†some Lactart. After tasting both, we decided … 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: Amundsen

It’s Mixology Monday time again. This month’s host is Stewart over at Putney Farm, and his theme is “Intercontinental”. Submitted drinks must have ingredients from at least three different continents.¬†Being over-achievers, we decided to see if we could hit all … 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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Any Excuse to Drink Bourbon

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which is certainly worth celebrating to honor this uniquely American whiskey. Since we’re big fans of the spirit around here¬†(the post title says it all, really :)),¬†we decided to mix up a couple of … Continue reading

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