Bitters

Pisaq Cocktail and the PDX Cocktail Invitational

October 29, 2010

Pisaq Cocktail

2 oz FAIR. quinoa vodka
0.25 oz Cocchi Americano
0.25 oz sweet vermouth (Vya)
2 dashes citrus bitters (Urban Moonshine)

Stir over ice until as cold as an Andean glacier, strain into a cocktail glass.

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Bloody Mary

April 3, 2010

I’ve so convinced myself that I do not like the Bloody Mary that I was shocked when I took a sip of the first one I ever made, and…really liked it. Bloody Mary 1.5 ounces vodka or gin 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 4 dashes Crystal hot sauce 2 dashes celery bitters 1/8 tsp horseradish pinch […]

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MxMo XLIII: Vermouth — The Visconti

October 26, 2009

Fall is closing in fast, but October refuses to leave until we honor it with a Mixology Monday. Over at Cocktailians, Vidiot is hosting a most excellent theme, Vermouth. He bids us: Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to present a delectable vermouth cocktail for us all to drool over. Sweet/Italian or […]

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Don’t Be Bitter

October 25, 2009

I love Beefeater 24 Gin, and I love Bitter Truth bitters, so I was a bit bitter that I didn’t seem to have much of a chance to get my hands on my very own bottle of the Bitter Truth’s Beefeater 24 bitters. That was until Michael Dietsch announced his “Don’t Be Bitter” contest over […]

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MxMo XLII: Dizzy Dairy — Kávé

September 28, 2009

It may barely still be September, but it is definitely Monday, so it must be time for Mixology Monday! This month, we are hosted by the kind folk over at eGullet. Chris Amirault has chosen the topic of “Dizzy Dairy,” declaring: Any drink using a dairy product is fair game: milk, cream, eggs, butter, cheese, […]

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The Campari Dolce

February 27, 2009

Has this ever happened to you? You invent a new drink, and you think it’s the greatest thing ever. You sweat over a good name, you brag about it to all your friends. And then you forget about it. You remember a few months later, and try it again, and cannot imagine what lead you […]

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BarSol Quebranta Pisco and the Sol de Oro

February 9, 2009

I never get tired of mentioning that I first discovered pisco on a trip to Peru. It was also in Peru that I discovered my other love, Peruvian horses. Imagine my delight when a bottle of BarSol Quebranta Pisco arrived for review. Not only was it a pisco, but it featured a logo of a […]

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MxMo XXXV: Broaden Your Horizons — The Paquimé Cocktail

January 19, 2009

Lo and behold, it’s another Mixology Monday! This 35th incarnation is being hosted by The Scribe at A Mixed Dram, and he bids us: Broaden Your Horizons. Try a new base spirit, a new technique, anything, just as long as it’s something new for you. The Scribe is apparently precognitive, because the base spirit he […]

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Tuaca Italian Liqueur and the Livorno Cocktail

December 13, 2008

My initial association with the word Tuaca is a horse. Why someone named a Quarter Horse after an Italian liqueur, I’ll never know. I’ll admit I was surprised to discover the current owner of Tuaca the horse had never heard of Tuaca the liqueur. Then again, even though I had heard of it, I don’t […]

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Zen Green Tea Liqueur and the Matcha Cocktail

December 11, 2008

I have fond memories of witnessing a traditional Zen Buddhist tea ceremony at the Smithsonian Museum. We were given small sweets, and after the ceremony, a taste of the matcha tea. It was bitter and strong, not like any tea I had tasted before. I can still remember that taste today. Thus, when I read […]

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