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…

Grape Expectations

The grape is a very wonderful and universal fruit.  Not only do they grow in many varied climates, taste delicious, but they also make a bevy of spirits and liqueurs.  From brandy to port to even vodka, the grape has contributed to many widely consumed spirits, liqueurs and wines.  While there are many different spirits and liqueurs…

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…

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…

Featured Libation #101: Spanish Inquisition

Had a bottle of Lustau PX Pedro Ximenez sherry eyeing me the other day and I started thinking about how it would play in a cocktail.  You don’t see too many sherry based concoctions out there as depending on the sherry they can be rather rich.  I started thinking about very mediterranen style ingredients such…