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Gin and Tonic Slushie

July 1, 2013

Today is the hottest day we’ve had in the Seattle area since 2010. It’s hot. And like most people I know, I have no air conditioning in my home. My home holds heat exceptionally well. I’m never cold in winter. But on hot stretches like this, I am very, very hot. Having reached the point […]

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Red Wood Road Cocktail

October 25, 2010

This past week was the first annual Portland Cocktail Week, and the CSOWG decided to hold Drink.Write 2010 in conjunction with the festivities. And since many of us were in Portland together, it was only natural to hold a live Thursday Drink Night. Thanks to the valiant efforts of Lush Life Productions, we had a […]

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MxMo XLIV: Money Drinks — Vanilla Whiskey Royale

December 14, 2009

Mixology Monday is here again, and this month is being hosted by one of my favorite Seattle bartenders, Kevin Langmack.1 Kevin has given us the theme of Money Drinks. We had two directions we could go. First: A “Money” drink is something you can put in front of anyone, regardless of tastes or distastes about […]

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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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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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Port of Barcelona Gin

August 27, 2009

I usually want a gin that plays well with others, one I can use in all sorts of different drinks. Some gins are more particular though, getting along famously with some and acting aloof and standoffish with others. Port of Barcelona gin is one of those gins. It is produced in the Kingdom of Spain […]

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Monteleone Cocktail

May 18, 2009

Here’s my entry for the Monteleone Cocktail contest. Monteleone Cocktail 1 ounce 100 proof rye whiskey 1 ounce cognac 1 tablespoon Domain de Canton ginger liqueur 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 4 ounces extra dry sparkling wine (Domaine Ste. Michelle) 1 spring mint for garnish Shake all ingredients except mint and sparkling wine, and strain into […]

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24 Toddy

April 30, 2009

Here it is, Thursday Drink Night, sponsored by Beefeater 24, no less, and I have a wretchedly sore throat.1 While not in the frame of mind to taste cocktails tonight, my condition lead me to come up with a drink to contribute. 24 Toddy 1.5 oz Beefeater 24 London dry gin 6 ounces ginger lemon […]

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MxMo XXXVIII: Superior Twists — The Rumgroni

April 13, 2009

This month’s Mixology Monday is being hosted by Tristan at The Wild Drink Blog. He’s put forth the following challenge: This month’s Mixology Monday is all about twists on classic cocktails, that for one reason or another do an even better job than the drinks upon which they are based. This could be as simple […]

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Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

April 7, 2009

This Thursday, April 9, Thursday Drink Night will be sponsored by Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, and I received a sample bottle to prepare for the event. Mount Gay Distilleries holds the distinction of being the oldest rum in the world, with documentation of rum production at the Mount Gay estate dating to February 20, […]

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