Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Author: Randy Hanson

Hawaiian Sunset

In our last post, we remarked on the fact that there aren’t very many Tiki cocktails that feature vodka as the base spirit. The Blue Hawaii is a popular exception,

Blue Hawaii

The cold, wet weeks of late winter and early spring always have us looking forward to warmer times. As we start to climb out of the dark, shorter days of

Tequila-Sherry Egg Nog

It’s hard to believe that eight years have passed since we originally wrote about Egg Nog. Holiday seasons have come and gone and we have repeatedly executed that original recipe

Final Ward

It is always difficult to pin us down on a favorite cocktail. Whenever we get asked this question our response is usually a comeback with more questions, like, “spirit-driven, or

How to make Vegan Egg Whites

A handful of classics and a growing number of contemporary cocktails call for egg whites. Consider the Pisco Sour, the Ramos Gin Fizz, the classic preparation of the venerable Whiskey

Green Cross Swizzle

Green Chartreuse is absolutely one of the world’s pleasures. You can disagree, but if you are reading this and you haven’t had personal experience with this ingredient you just don’t

Velvet Fog

We were browsing old, saved recipes and found this Violet Hour sipper shared by Toby Maloney many years ago. It shares a name with a more popular drink by Dale

Vesper 2.0

When we first started writing the Summit Sips blog back in 2009, we spent a year working our way through classics and DIY ingredients before we featured the drink that

Neruda

Yesterday, we mixed a highball from the most recent July/August 2022 issue of Imbibe Magazine. Today, we wanted to try another, and to our delight, this one is non-alcoholic. Drinks

Cio-notto

Imbibe Magazine’s most recent July/August 2022 edition features highballs—the elongated, tall style cocktail often associated with sparkling mixers and sometimes lower alcohol than other shapes. With several refreshing examples to

White Negroni

We would normally wait until Negroni Week to post this, but we like a Negroni anytime, and you should too. This version is a bit of a departure from the

Super Juice

It’s time to talk about juice. For years, we have been extolling the virtues of only using fresh-squeezed citrus juice in all drinks that call for it. We would like