Category Archives: Showcase

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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Washington Vodka Showcase Part 1

For those of you who have been following us for a while, you know we’re big on local spirits. Witness our 5 part series on Washington Gin (and we we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a 6th part eventually). One local spirit … Continue reading

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MxMo: Don’t Call Us Old Fashioned

It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This month’s theme, Call Me Old Fashioned, comes from Laura over at Sass and Gin: The Old Fashioned is the original “cock tail,” dating to the early 1800′s. In this humble bartender’s opinion, it is … Continue reading

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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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Orange Alternatives

It’s a good time for citrus here in the Pacific Northwest. We typically get several orange varietals as well as tangerines, satsumas, and other similar orange-y citrus. So we decided to try a number of different ones to see how … Continue reading

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Oregon Gin Showcase 1

After giving a bunch of love to our Washington gins, we decided it was time to turn our palates to south of the border and showcase some of the lovely gins from Oregon. For this first round, we went with the … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 5

It’s time again for another showcase of some of the great gins we have here in Washington state. This go around we have the BelleWood, the 5 O’Clock Somewhere, a seasonal Spy Hop with nettles and finally the Dry County. … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 4

Yesterday we went to Proof, a showcase for local distillers. Something right up our alley 🙂 It was fantastic – if you are in the Seattle area and didn’t get a chance to attend, we strongly recommend that you try to do … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 3

Hello and welcome to our Washington Gin Showcase part 3! Yes, we have that many delicious gins here in Washington State, so expect to see a part 4 down the road 🙂 Be sure to check out parts one and … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 2

Hello and welcome to part 2 of our Washington Gin showcase. As we mentioned in part 1, we have a lot of craft gins to choose from here, showcasing an amazing range of flavor profiles. All of them are very … Continue reading

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