Category Archives: rye

More Muddled Thinking

As we discovered last week, muddling herbs and spices¬†in spirit or not noticeably affects the flavor of the finished cocktail. This week, continuing with our current booze-related obsession, we’re experimenting with fruits and vegetables to see what difference¬†(if any) we … Continue reading

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Slow Cocktails

We both love living here in the Pacific Northwest, the region has tons to offer: a vast range of landscapes and climates, amazing produce and seafood, gorgeous summer weather, and of course a wealth of distillers and other craftspeople who … Continue reading

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Any Port in a Storm

We are both fond of port as a nice after-dinner drink, but it also makes a great mixer. With it’s sweetness and fruity/caramel-y notes, it adds depth and richness to a cocktail. We decided to experiment with both tawny and … Continue reading

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My Black and Bitter Heart

We’re not big romantics here at Booze Nerds, but we still like to throw ourselves into the spirit of any holidays that come our way. Never decline a chance to celebrate, right? So we felt it was only right that … Continue reading

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Salt

This week, we wanted to talk about the effect of salt (one of Christa’s favorite food groups!) on drinks. We first found out about salt in cocktails at an Irish whiskey tasting. The host said that mixing with Irish whiskey … Continue reading

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MxMo: Sunbreak

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes from Frederic over at Cocktail Virgin Slut. The theme this month is Flip Flop. Which according to Frederic: Find a recipe, either new or old, and switch around at least two … Continue reading

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Cherry Spirits

It’s spring and the cherries are in bloom, and cherry is one of our favorite spring flavors. The fruit isn’t in season yet, so we have a number of cherry spirits to tide us over until it is available. Today … Continue reading

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