The Thirsty Traveler

Probably the most satisfying part of any mixologists craft is the chance to use ingredients from all over the world.  Whether it be a spirit, liqueur, herb or sweetener, there are unique and wondrous flavors abound.  Our good friend Stewart Putney from the excellent Putney Farm blog has given us a great reminder of this. …

Okie Dokie Artichokie

Vegetables you can drink.  That’s the focus of this month’s Mixology Monday, hosted by Rowen at the Fogged In Lounge.  I think for most of us this instantly brings about visions of suppressing head splitting hangovers from an overly indulgent night of binge drinking by imbibing spicy Bloody Marys the next day.  Well, for most anyway as I loathe…

MxMo LXXI Roundup

Thanks to everyone that participated in this month’s theme, From Crass to Craft, as well as Fred Yarm for doing a great job running Mixology Monday.  I hope everyone was able to get a little bit more perspective on how and what we consider “craft”, and perhaps even gained a little respect for some ingredients…

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…