Category Archives: simple syrup

Sazerac Alikes

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned cocktail (of which, of course, an Old Fashioned is a great example ;)). Booze, sugar, and bitters, with maybe a twist and/or a teeny splash of an amaro or liqueur for interest. Having one … Continue reading

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Pink Sparkles

We are now officially into the thick of the holiday season, so it’s time to break out the sparkling wine cocktails. OK, we’re actually fans of having sparkling wine cocktails at any time, but now they’re especially nice. For this … Continue reading

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MxMo: The Golden Calf – 3 ways

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month we’re hosting and our theme is Standoffish, where one of the¬†ingredients doesn’t want to mingle ūüôā (for more detail, see our announcement post.). ¬†We thought we’d tackle the theme by creating¬†a cocktail that … Continue reading

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Peychaud’s Comparison

Way back in July, at Tales of Cocktail, we acquired some barrel aged Peychaud’s bitters. One of the (many!) nice things about Tales is that there were a¬†lot of bitters to take a look at and we were able to … Continue reading

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Flip, flop, fly

Fall is officially here in the Pacific Northwest. There’s a chill in the air, the trees have changed color, and the rains have returned. With that in mind, this week we decided to talk about a richer, more cold-weather style … Continue reading

Posted in benedictine, black walnut liqueur, Bourbon, demerara dark rum, egg, maple syrup, milk, rye, simple syrup, yellow chartreuse | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Apple of our Eyes

It’s finally fall here in the Pacific Northwest. Which means cooler weather, rain, and apples (oh, and mushrooms too. Mmmm :)). We’re both big fans of cider but we also love calvados and applejack, the delightful distillates thereof. These¬†apple-based spirits … Continue reading

Posted in angostura bitters, apple brandy, apple jack, averna, calvados, coffee liqueur, honey, orange bitters, ramazzotti amaro, simple syrup, sweet vermouth, Tasting Notes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

MxMo: Orange Juice

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes courtesy of¬†DJ Hawaiian Shirt of the Spirited Remix blog (bonus points for the snazzy MxMo logo). This month it’s orange juice, sometimes overlooked, often maligned, but does wonders in a cocktail … Continue reading

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Alternate Foams

Sours are delicious, and we make them pretty frequently. Creamy, well-integrated, and friendly to a wide variety of spirit, what’s not to like? That said, what to do when you happen to be out of eggs, or you are serving … Continue reading

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Labor Day

What apparently is now a tradition for us (3 years running) it’s time for our annual Labor day cocktail post. Here’s to the 5 day work week, BBQ and drinking!

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Cachaça

For a while now we’ve been thinking¬†about doing a post on cacha√ßa. Our recent trip to Tales of the Cocktail finally pushed us over the edge, as we discovered some lovely new ones there. If you don’t know, cacha√ßa is … Continue reading

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