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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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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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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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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: 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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Cherry Bitters

We recently went on a quest to acquire more cherry bitters. Good cherry bitters are delicious, and a lovely addition to many cocktails. We’re running low on our preferred brand, and Mr. Boudreau is out and won’t have more until sometime … Continue reading

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Guava

Given that it’s cold and rainy here in Seattle, we decided to focus on mixing with guava this week; if it can’t be sunny and tropical outside, at least it can be in our cocktails. We’re big fans of guava, with … Continue reading

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Amaro: Averna

2+ years ago O_o, we planned on doing a series of posts on amaro, which we are *ahem* picking up now. As we mentioned in our original post, we’re big fans of amaro. For those of you who don’t know, … Continue reading

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Pisco

For those that don’t know, pisco is the national spirit of Peru. Made from grapes and legally required to be distilled to proof (not easy, from what we understand), it is a very interesting liquor, kind of a cross between brandy and grappa. … Continue reading

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Flip, flop, fly

Fall is officially here in the Pacific Northwest. There’s a chill in the air, the trees have changed color, and the rains have returned. With that in mind, this week we decided to talk about a richer, more cold-weather style … Continue reading

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