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…

The Vodka Dilemma: MxMo LXXI

For my next post I will delve into the not so fabulous world of vodka.  Sure it’s still one of the most consumed spirits in the world, especially in the United States in which it accounts for about a third of total spirit sales.  However, most craft bars and enthusiasts have steered away from vodka, and…

Daisy if You Do: MxMo LXXI

There are so many ways for me to kick start my ambitious theme.  I thought about vodka, since it’s a no brainer ingredient that is frowned upon the mixology universe.  Hmm, I have something in mind but I think I’ll leave that one alone for right now.  No.  I want to come at this from…

Extreme Make Over! Part 1: The Cosmo

This is the first part in an ongoing series of uninspiring cocktails that have fallen into obscurity and/or have gained a reputation for boring, outdated, unrefined, relics, passe, amateurish, and whatever else you can describe them as.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Can anyone say “Appletini”?  When is the last time you had a…

Equal Yet Different….

After a long hiatus Mixology Monday is back in action and with Cocktail Virgin Slut blogger, Fred Yarm, now heading the reigns, we are sure to start seeing some great challenges and spirited libations spring forth.  This month’s entry delves into the realm of “equal parts” cocktails.  With some great revivals like the Corpse Reviver #2…