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Smoke Signals

We’re well into indian summer here, with warm days and cool nights. The leaves are coming down, and at least in the more rural areas the fragrance of burning leaves (delightful!) is ubiquitous. With that scent in mind, we thought … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mezcal

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which is one of those weird ‘Merican holidays in our minds. It’s a popular holiday in the states, but in it’s country of origin, Mexico, it’s not that big of a deal. So if we … Continue reading

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Chartreuse is a French herbal liqueur that comes in both a green and a yellow formulation. You can find both varieties in many cocktails, where they add interest from their herbal flavors as well as sweetness. This week, we check … Continue reading

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Happy Pride!

It’s the day of the Pride parade here in Seattle, and in light of that, we decided to mix up a couple of cocktails to celebrate. First the Mattachine, to honor one of the first organizations to fight the good … Continue reading

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MxMo: Clark Kent

It’s time again for Mixology Monday. This months theme, Witches’ Garden, comes from┬áMark Holmes at Cardiff Cocktails. It’s an herbal theme that we’re very excited about. We have lots of herbs in the garden right now, in the form of … Continue reading

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Martini Alternatives

It’s the day before New Year’s eve. ┬áMany people will choose to have champagne or sparkling wine at their celebration, but many people will also choose to start the evening with a sophisticated cocktail like a martini. If you are … Continue reading

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