Category Archives: dry vermouth

Bitter Familiarity

We recently received some tasty new bitters from The Bitter Housewife out of PDX (see our Samples Policy to understand what it means that we’re talking about them). We’re also lucky to have Scrappy’s bitters here in Seattle. We’re big fans of … Continue reading

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Grappa

We try to occasionally give a shout out to spirits we love that don’t get the limelight a lot, and this week we’re taking a look at grappa. Grappa is cognac’s ne’er-do-well cousin, an un-aged brandy made from the fermented … Continue reading

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Vermouth all the way down

While at Tales of the Cocktail, we got to try some of the Carpano white vermouths which we were very excited about as we’re big fans of the Carpano Antica. We ordered some when they were not yet available in … Continue reading

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Holy @$#*&!, 3 Years

We recently passed our 3 year anniversary here at Booze Nerds HQ. Which puts us in the mood to celebrate! This naturally means drinking cocktails, and what else but fizzy wine cocktails? For us there’s just something joyous and sophisticated about them. With that … 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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White Rum

We have to admit, we often use gold rum above white rum in our cocktails, as it generally has a richer, sweeter flavor. That said, a lot of cocktails specifically call for white rum, and in warmer weather its lighter, … Continue reading

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Dry Vermouth

A few months ago we did a post on sweet vermouth. This week, we decided to do a post on dry vermouth. It is definitely a bar staple, called for in a wide range of cocktails. As with everything we … 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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MxMo: Chalet & Golden Bough

After being somewhat delinquent last month, it’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme is all about “shims” – low alcohol drinks – from Dinah over at Bibulous. Normally we’re a little leery of low-alcohol anything, but we figured we’d give it a go. … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mezcal

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which is one of those weird ‘Merican holidays in our minds. It’s a popular holiday in the states, but in it’s country of origin, Mexico, it’s not that big of a deal. So if we … Continue reading

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