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…

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…

Campari & Me

Ah, Campari…the king of bitter-sweet amaros.  Who could deny that beautiful, red hue and the lingering bitterness with notes of pepper, quinine, and citrus?  Too bad no one really knows what goes in that beautiful bottle, though some believe Chinatto is a component (a bitter and citric fruit). This secrecy could be said for any…