Pooh Bah Cocktail

November 3, 2008

Believe it or not, I still have a little bit of my bottle of Swedish Punsch left. Tonight I decided to find a recipe to appreciate it. I hit a real prize with the Pooh Bah cocktail. Pooh Bah Cocktail 3/4 oz gin (Bombay) 3/4 oz light rum (Flor de Caña 4 year Extra Dry […]

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Blinker Cocktail Redux

October 19, 2008

One of the real joys of cocktails as a hobby is comparing recipes and discovering what you like best. Last time I wrote about the Blinker, I used a recipe that called for 2 parts bourbon, 1 part grapefruit juice, and 1 part grenadine. Before trying the recipe, I worried that the grenadine would be […]

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MxMo 32: Guilty Pleasures — The Lemon Drop

October 13, 2008

My name is Stevi. I play a cocktail ingenue on the intarwebz. I try to educate my friends about the glories of gin and cocktails that actually taste a little bit like the alcohol that’s in them. But I have a deep dark secret, one I will finally share for this month’s Mixology Monday, Guilty […]

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Black River Sidecar and Thursday Drink Night

September 22, 2008

This past Thursday Drink Night at the Mixoloseum was a resounding success. And not just because my submission, the Black River Sidecar, was named best off-the-cuff drink of the night. But I’m thrilled at the wonderful write-up Rick did over at Kaiser Penguin, including a great photo. Black River Sidecar 1 1/2 oz cognac 3/4 […]

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Astoria Cocktail

September 7, 2008

By modern standards, the Astoria is a very wet martini. I was telling the owner/bartender of the Three Lions Pub that the Astoria was my current favorite take on the martini, and he nearly fainted when I told him it was a 2:1 gin to vermouth ratio. He makes his martinis by rinsing the glass […]

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Magellan Gin and the Aviation

September 4, 2008

I’ve had my eye on Magellan Gin for a while. Something about that ethereal blue tinge in the nicely decorated bottle. When I saw my local store had a gift pack with an attractive, hand-painted glass, I decided to finally give it a try. Magellan is made in France from wheat. It is triple distilled […]

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National Rum Day and the El Presidente

August 16, 2008

Here in the United States, we have a day for everything. There’s a national pound cake day, national pecan day, and even something on a stick day. August 16 particularly appeals to me because it’s National Rum Day. Just how this designation was set I haven’t been able to ascertain, but who cares? It’s an […]

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MxMo XXX: Local Flavor — Blackberry Gin Shrub

August 10, 2008

When Kevin Kelpe at Save the Drinkers announced that August’s Mixology Monday would be about local flavor, I knew I’d have to come to terms with the blackberry, my great summertime foe. In the Seattle area, we are overrun by the Himalayan wild blackberry, considered an invasive weed. When I ride in the summer, I […]

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Black Tot Day

July 31, 2008

Attention! It was on this day in 1970 that the British Royal Navy discontinued the centuries old tradition of providing a daily rum ration, or “tot,” to its sailors. In rememberance of Black Tot Day, let us all raise a glass of grog: Grog 2 ounces water 1 ounce Jamaican rum (Pusser’s) 1/2 ounce lime […]

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MxMo XXIX: New Orleans — Absinthe Suissesse

July 19, 2008

It’s been torture this week, reading all the posts from everybody enjoying Tales of the Cocktail. To salve the wounds, I’ve been doing research for this month’s Mixology Monday, hosted by Paul Clarke. For those of us that didn’t make the great NOLA party, he challanged: mix up a cocktail that either originated in or […]

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