Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Author: Randy Hanson

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

Vancouver

With so many historical references broadly available, and enough modern ones drawing comparisons and stimulating conversations, the classics are well-established. Naming disputes have been settled, so if someone orders a

Turf Club

Before a time of mobile electronics, blogs and social media, a person of means might have spent the afternoon “working” at the local club—a serious place to conduct serious business.

Clear Ice

Frozen water is possibly the most important component of mixology, yet the availability of ice is simply assumed in most recipes and we focus our attention on the ingredients. Despite

Stargazing with Galileo

Who hasn’t been tempted to try butter in their coffee in lieu of cream? It seems pretty indulgent, but some people swear by it, calling it bullet, or bulletproof coffee.

Non-Alcoholic Margarita

Early last year we explored some options for making non-alcoholic cocktails using Ritual Zero Proof spirit substitutes. At the time, we tested their Gin and Whiskey Alternative products. We were

How to Make Non-alcoholic Triple Sec

Triple sec is a clear, orange-flavored liqueur—originally a strong, sweet type of Curaçao made from the dried peels of bitter oranges. One of the most famous brands is Cointreau, known

Cocktails To-Go

It almost sounds like an irresponsible bad joke to sell cocktails to-go. And yet, that is exactly what is happening in Portland, Oregon and possibly other areas of the country.

Bourbon Renewal

We have always felt privileged to write about recipes and techniques demonstrated by Jeffrey Morgenthaler just a few miles away at Clyde Common. One of the benefits of living in