Category Archives: Cocktail

Off to the Races

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

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Tikis from the Way Back Machine

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

Posted in absinthe, allspice dram, angostura bitters, demerara dark rum, falernum, gold rum, grapefruit juice, grenadine, honey syrup, jamaican rum, lime juice, orange juice, passionfruit puree, pineapple juice, white rum | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Red Hot Cocktail Action

This week we’re noodling around with cinnamon syrup. It pops up from time to time as a tiki ingredient, but we’ve never done much else with it. We’re big fans of tiki, and we’ve been having a spate of unseasonably warm weather, … Continue reading

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MxMo: Swizzles

It’s time for Mixology Monday again. This month’s theme comes from Fred Yarm, the Cocktail Virgin Slut himself. Fred’s theme is Swizzles: So what is a Swizzle? And what is a swizzle stick? The literary references to Swizzles seem to … Continue reading

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Local Aquavit

We’re always up for noodling around with under-utilized spirits, and this week we decided to play with aquavit. Aquavit is a delicious Scandinavian liquor that relies on caraway, dill, anise, and other savory herbs and spices for its flavor. It’s kind of … Continue reading

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Bitter Familiarity

We recently received some tasty new bitters from The Bitter Housewife out of PDX (see our Samples Policy to understand what it means that we’re talking about them). We’re also lucky to have Scrappy’s bitters here in Seattle. We’re big fans of … Continue reading

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MxMo: Prove It

Once again it’s time for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme is from Dagreb of the Nihil Utopia blog. He’s chosen Overproof as the theme. In his words: My theme this time is overproof. Or rather how you utilize overproofs.  Do you … Continue reading

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Grappa

We try to occasionally give a shout out to spirits we love that don’t get the limelight a lot, and this week we’re taking a look at grappa. Grappa is cognac’s ne’er-do-well cousin, an un-aged brandy made from the fermented … Continue reading

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Carbonation

We love fizzy cocktails, which we typically make with fizzy wine or club soda. As you’d expect though, both of those ingredients change the flavor profile of the drink (we sometimes make whiskey sours without club soda just because of that). So what … Continue reading

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MxMo: Idle Idyll

It’s Mixology Monday! This month’s theme, Spring Break, comes from Joel over at Southern Ash. In Joel’s words: I want all of you to dig deep, steeled by last month’s MxMO, and find your spring break drink! What sort of … Continue reading

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