Summer’s End….

With another summer soon coming to a close, most of us are looking to fall flavors as inspiration for more luscious libations. Allspice, apple, cinnamon, spice and of course, pumpkin. But we aren’t quite yet devoid of sunshine, even here in the Pacific Northwest. You wouldn’t know it from many distilleries and breweries already putting…

Pomp & Circumstance

Seems like it’s been a fortnight or two since the last time I’ve posted on this humble blog, and I actually think it has.  Though, to my defense it’s been a busy summer for me combined with getting all four wisdom teeth pulled out in one day as well.  Joy.  But, now that I’ve had a…

The Negroni That Wasn’t

Imbibe Magazine has dubbed this week in May as National Negroni Week and I couldn’t be any more excited about this. The Negroni is one of my favorite classics that is also a wonderful blueprint to which so many of us build upon. For those whom may be unfamiliar with this classic Italian libation, history…

Jersey Girl

As you know (or may not) from my Italian Inspired, Washington Made post a while back, I have a Fernet style amaro that was produced by broVo Spirits here in Seattle.  There were also 6 other bartenders that participated in the project as well.  As such, it makes sense to showcase their amari and how to use them…

Outside In

I have to say, this month’s theme for MxMo LXX: “Inverted”, has probably been the most unique one since I’ve joined this monthly cocktail party.  Steve Putney over at Putney Farms has challenged us to do some outside the box thinking on our normal approach to cocktail crafting.  Here’s what Steve has to say about…