Italian Inspired, Washington Made: broVo Amaro Release Party

A few weeks ago a local Washington distiller, broVo Spirits, had a release party for their limited edition new line up of Italian inspired amari using local rhubarb as the base. This project has not only gotten local mixologists and bars excited about the chance to utilize bitter style liqueurs hand produced here in Washington, but…

Knockout Punch

Punch.  To most, they probably imagine a room full of adolescent, runny nosed screamers huddling over a giant bowl of basically sugar with some fruit juice thrown in for good measure.  Or perhaps something served with numerous flavored rums, some coconut and fruit juice at a Bahama Breeze or some other unscrupulous pseudo Tiki lounge.  In…

Thoughts on an ImPORTant Ingredient

O.K., it’s nothing new to see port as an ingredient in cocktails, though, you don’t see too many of them.   Look through some vintage cocktail books like those from “The Professor”, A.K.A., Jerry Thomas and you’ll see some listed there, as well as Harry Craddocks’ 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.  In the early days of the…