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…

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…

Outside In

I have to say, this month’s theme for MxMo LXX: “Inverted”, has probably been the most unique one since I’ve joined this monthly cocktail party.  Steve Putney over at Putney Farms has challenged us to do some outside the box thinking on our normal approach to cocktail crafting.  Here’s what Steve has to say about…

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 #108: Fall of Man

It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve been able to order Amaro Nonino from my distributor and it finally came in last week!  I know, I know, I could always order it online but shipping usually is about half the bottle price and honestly it’s not technically essential to the bar program.  But it does…