Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Author: Randy Hanson

Elixir Craft Spirits

If you enjoy cocktails enough to mix them at home, chances are you have at least some interest in the ingredients required to make them. Whether it inspires you to

Cobble Hill

Described by its creator, Sam Ross as a summertime Manhattan, it is also one of the Brooklyn variants that always seem to top our lists of favorite cocktails. Drinks like

Outcast of the Islands

We’ve written a lot about ice over the years covering everything from crushed ice, molded spheres, long shards, and we’ve even written about techniques to make ice that is perfectly

Barbadian Gin Punch Swizzle

We are always on the lookout for good recipes for genever. It shouldn’t be that hard considering that genever is basically Holland gin—the historical predecessor to London Dry styles we

Brooklyn

Even if you are not familiar with the Brooklyn cocktail, you are probably not surprised that Manhattan isn’t the only New York borough with a cocktail named after it. But

Emerald

An easy way to mix a variation on the Manhattan cocktail is to swap the whiskey. The simple two-to-one formula combines spirit with sweet, Italian vermouth and a dash of

Albra

At the end of last summer we had an abundance of mint thriving in our planter box. Knowing it would not survive the cold rainy season in Oregon, we harvested

Enzoni

In the Pacific Northwest, a sunny break from winter rain signals the coming of spring, and before you realize it, spring is turning into summer. As bright warm days outnumber

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma

Not a lot of history surrounds the Paloma cocktail. A name that means “dove” in Spanish, the Paloma was apparently created by Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner of La Capilla

3D Printed Cocktails

You read that right: You can now “print” instead of pour cocktails using a modified 3D printer! We have seen variations on drink automation before, from multi-bottle cup fillers that

Smoke Signals

More than ten years in the making, we are finally posting a cocktail we discovered during our first week in Portland. It was the vacation that inspired a cross-country move.

How to Make Smoked Ice

It sounds impossible given that ice is frozen, and smoking involves heat, but the process of getting smoke flavor and aroma into a chunk of ice is not that difficult