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We’ve been asked to participate in Maker’s Mark #TrifectaChallenge (pronounce that with stadium voice, if you will ;)) to celebrate the premier horse races here in the States. If you ever happen to watch them, those are some magnificent animals. … Continue reading
It is hot in Seattle today. Not as hot as it’s going to be tomorrow, but still quite hot. And in the land of no air conditioning, that means you have to fight the heat some other way. For us, … Continue reading
We recently passed our 3 year anniversary here at Booze Nerds HQ. Which puts us in the mood to celebrate! This naturally means drinking cocktails, and what else but fizzy wine cocktails? For us there’s just something joyous and sophisticated about them. With that … Continue reading
As we move towards summer, we decided this week to experiment with dilution strategies. You have a dilution strategy planned, don’t you? If not, read on to see what we found out.
A couple weeks ago we played around with Campari. This week we’re playing around with its cousin, Aperol. Much like Campari, Aperol is a bitter herbal Italian aperitif. That said, it has its own unique characteristics that make it another must-have in … Continue reading
We have to admit, we often use gold rum above white rum in our cocktails, as it generally has a richer, sweeter flavor. That said, a lot of cocktails specifically call for white rum, and in warmer weather its lighter, … Continue reading
It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme is The Smash, courtesy of Stacy and her eponymous blog Stacy Markow. For those of you that don’t know, a smash is a base spirit mixed with a muddled herb (typically mint) and a sweetener and … Continue reading
This week we decided to take a look at shrubs – flavored, sweetened vinegar-based syrups – and switchels, which are the same thing only with the inclusion of ginger as a flavoring. The vinegar in them serves the same role … Continue reading
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