Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Ah, Vegas…Sin City.  Disneyland for adults if you will, Vegas is all about the glitz, glamour, gambling and gluttony that we all secretly yearn for a peek at.  Booze and gambling seem to be like peas and carrots so it’s befitting that it would find a way to grace these humble cyber pages at some…

Tales or Bust!

July is soon upon us and for those in the cocktail and beverage community this means another year of liquidity lavishness and grandeur courtesy of Tales of the Cocktail.  If you may be unfamiliar with Tales, it’s one part knowledge expansion via seminars hosted by industry experts; one part networking with like-minded kindred spirits; and one part…

An Advocate for Advocaat

I have to say, while it’s not the most common ingredient used in most cocktails today, advocaat is a great way to add texture and subtle flavor to a cocktail.  In fact, I really couldn’t find many recipes that call for the stuff, save for a few mentioned on the web and in Simon Difford’s, Difford’s Guide…

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…

Rising Sun

While sipping on a classic Japanese Cocktail the other night, I pondered about the fact that there wasn’t one thing related to its namesake I could think of.  Sure, its designation most likely stemmed from its creation back around 1850 when the first Japanese delegation came to the United States, specifically New York, and one of the delegates,  Tateishi…