Blood and Sand

April 3, 2010

The Blood and Sand is a classic example of a recipe you shouldn’t judge without tasting. Blood and Sand 1 ounces blended Scotch whisky 1 ounces orange juice 0.75 ounces cherry brandy (Cherry Heering or Cherry Marnier) 0.75 ounces sweet vermouth Shake all ingredients well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist or […]

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April 1, 2010

The second drink on the list of 25 cocktails every bartender should know is the first on the list I have never made before. I’m not sure if I’ve even had one before. Bellini 1.5 ounces white peach puree 4 ounces prosecco 1 dash grenadine Add peach puree to champagne flute and top with prosecco. […]

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Rattlesnake Hills AVA Winery Ride

May 17, 2009

I love to ride, and I love to taste wine, so it will be no surprise one of my favorite activities is a winery ride. This was the first time I made it to the Northwest Peruvian Horse Club‘s wine ride. This year we toured five wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. We were led […]

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Celebrate the New Year with The Étourneau

December 31, 2008

Friends on the other side of the International Date Line have already celebrated the arrival of 2009. I will be meeting up with friends later tonight to ring in the new year with laughter and great drinks.1 In looking for some ideas, I came across one of the drinks I invented for Thursday Drink Night, […]

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Spanish White Suggestions Sought

March 5, 2008

Tomorrow afternoon is the weekly wine tasting at work. Theme this week is Spanish wines. Somebody’s already bringing Martin Codax Albariño, which is my current fave, so I’m looking for some suggestions of other nice Spanish whites (I still can’t drink red) in the <$20 range.

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