Category Archives: Cocktail

Melon

Melon season has arrived. Usually when you think of melon in cocktails, you think of Midori. Which Christa doesn’t like, and Shaun is indifferent. Which is interesting since Shaun doesn’t like actual melon and Christa loves it. But who can say. Anyhow, seen … Continue reading

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Amaro Lucano

Rather than wait a year or more between amaro posts, we thought we’d get ahead of the game and do another. Closing our eyes, spinning around in a circle, and grabbing a bottle from the shelf, we landed on Amaro … Continue reading

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Cocktail onions aren’t just for Gibsons…

We’re big fans of Gibsons around here. One wouldn’t expect that just changing the garnish would change the characteristics of a Martini, but it does. The little bit of brine and oniony flavor add a certain something that makes for a … Continue reading

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Lavender Cocktails

Happy 4th of July everyone! It’s another beautiful summer day here in Seattle; 61 degrees, overcast, with showers predicted for this afternoon. Everyone get out your July 4th fleeces. We don’t know where people get the idea that the weather … Continue reading

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Amaro: dell’ Erborista

It’s time again to take a closer look at one of the many amaros (amari?) we have in our liquor cabinet.  This week we pulled out Amaro dell’ Erborista by Varnelli. The dell’Erborista is especially interesting. It has a lot of forest-y, earthy notes … Continue reading

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Watermelon

Summer is starting to put in some special guest appearances here in Seattle. That means stone fruits are back at the market, and so is yummy watermelon. We’ve noodled around with watermelon in the past and have found that it … Continue reading

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Tonic Syrup Cocktails

A few years ago we discovered tonic syrup. We think it’s a great addition to any bar seen as it allows you to control exactly how much tonic flavor you put in your drink without adding undue dilution. Recently, Christa … Continue reading

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Flavored Vodkas That Don’t Suck

Typically we’re not big vodka drinkers (though there are a number out there that we enjoy), and we’re especially not big fans of flavored vodka, as most of the usual flavors (birthday cake, anyone?) sound like they were created in … Continue reading

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MxMo: The Danelaw & Fucking Tuesday

It’s Mixology Monday time again. This months theme comes from Nick, over at the Booze Baron blog. His theme is all about dry cocktails. Nick gives us some very specific requirements. No more than 20% total sweetened ingredients if you are using … Continue reading

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Re-fizz-ited

Almost a year ago we did a post on fizzes. For our last drink in that post, we attempted a Ramos Gin Fizz. We’d heard good things about them, but as a rule Christa is not a fan of dairy … Continue reading

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