Category Archives: rum

Muddled Thinking

In case it isn’t obvious, we tend to obsess with how drinks are assembled, and whether or not using one technique over another makes for a better drink. One such technique is muddling. In particular  we were wondering if muddling … Continue reading

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Maraschino Comparison

This week we decided to do a comparison between the two maraschino liqueurs we currently have in the liquor cabinet. Maraschino is a cherry-almond liqueur used in many classic drinks, and we’re both fond of it for it’s complex, somewhat … Continue reading

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Shaker Showdown: Koriko Tins vs. Oxo Cobbler

Here at Booze Nerds HQ, cobbler shakers are our workhorses. We find them more convenient than Boston shakers, which tend to leak more and require more overhead to make/break the seal. For a home bar, that’s kinda a deal breaker … Continue reading

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Lime vs Acid Phosphate

Recently we received an order of acid phosphate (as well as other goodies) from Darcy O’Neil at Art of the Drink. Mr. O’Neil has been a tireless researcher of extinct drink ingredients. We love such intrepid individuals. We’re fascinated by such … Continue reading

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Daiquiri Comparison

The weather is very warm here in Seattle which makes it perfect for sipping a delicious daiquiri. We like daiquiris here at Booze Nerds 🙂 The daiquiri is classic, and a fairly simple drink, only three ingredients.  Despite that, there are … Continue reading

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The Apostate

Some people are celebrating Easter today. Some of us are celebrating *not* celebrating Easter. 😀 We decided to create a new cocktail with that in mind. We wanted something that spoke to being carefree and happy, so we went with … Continue reading

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MxMo: Black Lei

Here we are for another Mixology Monday. This time the theme is reinventing lowbrow ingredients in a craft way from Scott Diaz at Shake, Strain & Sip. We gave it some thought, and what is more lowbrow than flavored schnapps? … Continue reading

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MxMo: Oh, Inverted World

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes courtesy of Stewart Putney of Putney Farm. The theme is Inverted which really got us to thinking. It’s a challenging theme to say the least. Shaun really wanted to do something with an … Continue reading

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