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…

Pomp & Circumstance

Seems like it’s been a fortnight or two since the last time I’ve posted on this humble blog, and I actually think it has.  Though, to my defense it’s been a busy summer for me combined with getting all four wisdom teeth pulled out in one day as well.  Joy.  But, now that I’ve had a…

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…

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…

Tiki-Tock Goes the Cocktail Clock

Ah, Tiki drinks….For some we imagine ourselves on a sandy white beach on an island paradise that we can’t pronounce.  Toes in the sand, a cool breeze blowing and a refreshing exotic fruit beverage in our hand adorned with pineapples and cute little umbrellas…For others, it leaves a bad taste in their mouth (literally) from…