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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Bulleit Bourbon

March 31, 2009

Bulleit Bourbon is a modern take on an old recipe. The modern product started in 1987, when Tom Bulleit attempted to recreate his great-great-grandfather’s bourbon recipe. By all accounts, the result is a great tasting bourbon. It’s long been a favorite of mine. When I received a box with a full bottle and two logo […]

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MxMo XXXIV: Spice — Juniper Berry Syrup

December 14, 2008

Another month, another Mixology Monday. This month is hosted by Craig at Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments, who offers up the theme of Spice. For guidance, he tells us: Spice should give you plenty of room to play – from the winter warmers of egg nog, wassail and mulled products to the strange and interesting […]

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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: Bourbon — Purosangue Cocktail

June 16, 2008

It’s time for Bourbon this Mixology Monday, thanks to the fellers at Scofflaw’s Den. This was one MxMo that Bryan, my chief taste-tester, was very eagerly awaiting. As always, I used MxMo as a justification to buy a nice bottle. This time it was Ridgemont Reserve 1792. This is a very smooth bourbon, a definite […]

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Named for a sincere drinker and recommended only for such

March 21, 2008

Last night’s intensive study of Good Spirits by A. J. Rathbun led me to try the Ed Dexter. Rathbun states he found this recipe in a small 1934 pamphlet titled Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. Based on this one drink, and the fact the man wrote a book titled Red Likker, I’d like to […]

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