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 were recently offered a bottle of Fernet Branca and a bottle of Brancamenta (Samples Policy) and challenged to come up with with a couple of blended drinks. Normally, we’re just not fans of blended drinks. Too many associations with Slurpees … Continue reading
With the Solstice holidays behind us, it’s time to look to the end of 2015. With that in mind, we decided to make some party-compatible punches. One cold and fruit-forward, one warm and elegant. Let’s end 2015 with a bang. 🙂
Shaken vs. Stirred
This week we decided to look at the difference of shaking vs. stirring a drink. The accepted wisdom is that anything with fruit juice should be shaken and anything clear should be stirred. We’ve always assumed that this is for … Continue reading
Does Size Make a Difference?
Ice cube size that is. 😉 In case it isn’t obvious at this point, we’re somewhat obsessed with Dave Arnold’s new book Liquid Intelligence. And why not, there’s some serious science and booze nerdery which is right up our alley :). … Continue reading
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MxMo: Around the Block & First Frost
It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme comes from Chris over at A Bar Above, one of our favorite professional bartender blogs. The theme this month is Unknown, where one of the options was to use an ingredient … Continue reading
As is typical of us, we’re never content to have just one of anything 🙂 If there are multiple brands of a particular liquor or liqueur, we like to try all of them to see what makes each one unique, … Continue reading
This week we look at the Pink 6, one of Christa’s early original cocktails. Because Pink 6’s are quite tasty and we drink them a lot, we’re constantly noodling with which gin makes the “best” Pink 6. So this week we … Continue reading