Category Archives: cognac

MxMo: The Final Chapter

After a hiatus, we’ve returned for the final Mixology Monday. It is with a touch of sadness and understanding that we send this booze blog tradition into the long dark night. After almost 11 years of loving stewardship from Paul … Continue reading

Posted in cocktail recipe, cognac, irish whiskey, licor 43, lillet blanc, Mixology Monday, molasses, salt, spanish bitters | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

4th Anniversary!!

We just passed our 4th anniversary of writing this blog! As always, we’re going to whip up some yummy cocktails to celebrate and we’re also going to talk a bit about what we’ve learned over the years.

Posted in aperol, cocktail recipe, cognac, orange flower water, punt e mes, scotch, spanish bitters, st. germain | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

MxMo: Alma Negra & Malt Shop

After a well deserved hiatus, Mixology Monday is back! This month’s theme comes from Adam of the Mr. Muddle blog. The theme this month is vinegar, which we’re very excited about. In Adam’s own words: For this month’s MxMo, let’s … Continue reading

Posted in angostura bitters, balsamic vinegar, cocktail recipe, cognac, creme de cacao, grand marnier, Mixology Monday, rice vinegar, rice whiskey, simple syrup | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Melon

Melon season has arrived. Usually when you think of melon in cocktails, you think of Midori. Which Christa doesn’t like, and Shaun is indifferent. Which is interesting since Shaun doesn’t like actual melon and Christa loves it. But who can say. Anyhow, seen … Continue reading

Posted in amaro, averna, cherry bitters, cocktail recipe, cognac, grapefruit bitters, grapefruit juice, lime juice, melon juice, pisco | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Festivus in Seattle

It’s getting on towards the winter holidays, so we decided to throw together a couple of seasonal cocktails, featuring flavors we associate with this time of year. We went green (evergreen, that is ;)) for one, and orange for the … Continue reading

Posted in averna, boker's bitters, cognac, creme de menthe, doug fir eau de vie, orange bitters, Original Cocktail, rye | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

So many bitters

Bitters. They’re an important cocktail ingredient, but sometimes they’re just glossed over in terms of what they bring to the cocktail, or everyone just defaults to Angostura. Which is understandable because Angostura bitters are delicious. However, there are now a lot … Continue reading

Posted in amaro montenegro, amontillado sherry, cognac, gin, honey syrup, honeyed apricot & smoked hickory bitters, licor 43, lime juice, maple bitters, oloroso sherry, rye, spanish bitters, sweet vermouth, tequila - blanco | 4 Comments

Cider Sangria

With the weather being unseasonably warm here in Seattle this year, we’ve been drinking more warm weather drinks – coolers, Collins, and sangrias – than usual for May. We especially love sangria for picnics or barbecues, but with such a … Continue reading

Posted in cider, cognac, gin, simple syrup | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Birthday Cocktail

After a brief hiatus (we were both sick :-P), we’re back! Today is Shaun’s birthday, so in honor of that we thought we’d come up with an original cocktail in celebration. For major events we like to do such things. … Continue reading

Posted in branca menta, cognac, Cointreau, orange bitters | Tagged | Leave a comment

Aged Eggnog Redux

A couple years ago we came across a recipe for aged eggnog from one of our local bars. You mix everything together – booze, eggs, dairy – and put it in the fridge for however long. We decided to try … Continue reading

Posted in aged rum, cognac | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Gracious Plenty

We were recently challenged by the Fernet-Branca marketing folks to come up with a festive cocktail using Fernet. They make the very good point that many people think of shots when it comes to Fernet, which we think is a … Continue reading

Posted in angostura bitters, cognac, Cointreau, cranberry syrup, fernet, orange bitters | Tagged , | 1 Comment