About UsChrista and Shaun discovered that they have a shared passion, some might say obsession, for good booze, cocktails and food. This blog chronicles their further explorations and adventures tasting, mixing and enjoying yummy and sometimes not so yummy booze.
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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.
We love fizzy cocktails, which we typically make with fizzy wine or club soda. As you’d expect though, both of those ingredients change the flavor profile of the drink (we sometimes make whiskey sours without club soda just because of that). So what … Continue reading
We’re well into indian summer here, with warm days and cool nights. The leaves are coming down, and at least in the more rural areas the fragrance of burning leaves (delightful!) is ubiquitous. With that scent in mind, we thought … Continue reading
Posted in amaro montenegro, amontillado sherry, angostura bitters, coffee liqueur, gin, grapefruit liqueur, lemon bitters, mezcal, oloroso sherry, ramazzotti amaro, scotch Tagged alistair loves cecil cocktail recipe, martini alternatives, wheelhouse cocktail recipe, your charming cousin cocktail recipe Leave a comment
This week we investigate the effect of temperature and oxidation on cocktails. We had noticed that some cocktails seem to change in flavor, often for the better, after sitting a short while (on those rare occasions where we don’t just gulp … Continue reading
Labor day cocktails
It’s Labor Day weekend! Which is traditionally the last day where you can wear white, which is very important for us. Well, ok, not really. We wear whatever the fuck we want ;). We do love the spirit of the … Continue reading
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
It’s Mixology Monday time again, and this month’s theme is Pineapple, courtesy of Thiago over at Bartending Notes. The first thing that came to our minds for this ingredient was tiki drinks (of course!) But then we thought, while tiki is certainly a delicious way to … Continue reading
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
It’s spring in Seattle, which means it’s tiki time! The weather’s a bit dull, grey and rainy right now, so we’re turning to delicious tropical drinks to lighten our spirits. Come with us to the South Pacific 🙂 Read on … Continue reading
Sweet vermouth is a staple in the Booze Nerds cabinet, as it is used in a wide variety of drinks. As a result, we have quite a few different brands. This week, we thought we would check out their flavor … Continue reading
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