Age Your Own Whiskey

November 7, 2011

Along with sudden explosion of new distilleries, there has been a proliferation of white dog whiskeys on the market in the last few years. White dog is unaged whiskey. Like vodka, it’s a popular first product for a new distillery as it can be immediately bottled and sold to start bringing in income. Rather than […]

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Portland Cocktail Week 2011

October 11, 2011

I had a great time at Portland Cocktail Week last year. Naturally I’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. My waiting has not been in vain. This year’s event is October 20-23. Check out the schedule for all the great events. I’m particularly looking forward the open night party at Wilf’s and the Speed Rack competition […]

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I barbacked at Rob Roy

March 10, 2011

I survived the Jim and Rocky Barback Pro-Am at Rob Roy in Seattle

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Come Cheer Me On at the Seattle Barback Pro-Am

February 25, 2011

It started with a text. “Jim and I are doing a thing w/ Small Screen to invite a few bloggers and enthusiasts behind the bar to barback while Jim guest bartends.” Next thing I knew, I was signed up to barback at Rob Roy on February 27. I blame the fact I was in the […]

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TDN Tiki — Our First Anniversary

September 1, 2009

It’s hard to believe, but Thursday Drink Night (TDN) has been around for a whole year. An entire year of cocktail enthusiasts getting together once a week to invent new drinks on the fly. Dozens of themes have been tested. Hundreds of recipes have been tried1. Thousands of Your Mom jokes have been told. To […]

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Jerry Thomas Night at Vessel

February 11, 2009

My passion for cocktails and mixology was in part inspired by From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas by David Wondrich. In discussing Jerry Thomas, America’s first celebrity bartender, Wondrich also covers some of the most important basics in creating great cocktails. I’m not alone in […]

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Happy Holidays from Two at the Most

December 25, 2008

Here in Western Washington, we’re getting a new layer of crisp white snow, making for a rare white Christmas. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, however you celebrate it! And if you are looking for a festive drink, I highly recommend Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s egg nog recipe. It takes less than 10 minutes to […]

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Imbiber’s One Hundred

November 14, 2008

Over at Art of Drink, Darcy O’Neil has come up with a drinker’s response to the Omnivore’s 100. I thought I’d fill it out and keep it around for ideas of new things to try. Instructions: Copy this list into your blog, with instructions. Bold all the drinks you’ve imbibed. Cross out any items that […]

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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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likker quiz

May 4, 2008


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