Category Archives: Original Cocktail

Center Stage Tequila

We haven’t done tequila for a while, so we thought we’d throw that into the mix this week. Conveniently enough, we recently received a bottle of Hornitos Black Barrel as a sample. Is that good, bad, or indifferent?

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3 Howls Hopped Whiskey Three Ways

We were recently contacted by the 3 Howls folks about creating three original cocktails with one of their spirits. Given that we are big fans of theirs and already own several of their products, we said sure! We always love a … Continue reading

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An American Whiskey that Begins with a B

It’s September, and it is Bourbon Heritage Month again. We’re big fans, so we thought we’d do our patriotic duty and drink some bourbon. Bourbon actually has a fair range of styles and flavors these days, especially given the craft … 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

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MxMo: Nothing to Declare & Persuasion

It’s Mixology Monday again! This month’s theme is Coconut from JFL over at the wonderful Rated R Cocktails blog. With that theme in mind, we wanted to see if we could make a less sweet cocktail with coconut. We often see fairly sugary coconut … Continue reading

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MxMo: Pineapple

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

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Punch!

Recently Drinkwire put forth a challenge to create a unique punch recipe for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. We’re all about challenges around here, so we decided to give it a whirl. 🙂 With that in mind, we set out … Continue reading

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Julep Season

Julep “season” is almost upon us, what with the Kentucky Derby around the corner. Though if you’re like us, you don’t stand on ceremony, and a nice julep is welcome any time once the weather gets reasonably warm. Which means above … 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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Wild Kingdom

March 28th was Marlin Perkin’s birthday. When we were kids in the 70’s, he hosted Wild Kingdom, which influenced us in many ways. We both have fond memories of watching it on Sunday evenings, where Marlin and his crew exposed us … Continue reading

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