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Sherry Cobbler

If ever you find yourself thumbing through the pages of old cocktail books, you will inevitably make your way past several entries involving sherry. They are easy to ignore as

Breakfast Collins

We have always been a fan of incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients into cocktails whenever possible. Living in Minnesota, there’s nothing we can do about finding locally grown citrus, but we

Bols Alaska

This week we are featuring a simple classic that dates at least as far back as the 1930’s when it saw print in The Savoy Cocktail Book. It shows up in other

Gin Gin Mule

One of the ways we like to keep momentum going at Summit Sips is to post a different cocktail recipe every week. If you follow this site via RSS feeds,

Red Pepper Daisy

It’s Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that celebrates Mexican heritage and commemorates the battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862. It’s hard not to think about the Margarita on this day,

Cinquecento

We like vodka at Summit Sips. We really do. But over the years it hasn’t shared as much of the lime light on these pages as other spirits. There are

Communist

Here’s a cocktail that goes back to 1933. According to Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, it comes from an old pamphlet. As it’s presence in Haigh’s book

Bijou

With well over a century under its belt, the Bijou cocktail already enjoys a long history. Yet, even though most bars will have all of the ingredients, you probably won’t

Bee’s Knees

As any regular reader will attest, we are fans of classic cocktails. It would be hard to write these posts if that were not the case, since even contemporary combinations

Queen’s Park Swizzle

There may be snow on the ground, but we can’t help thinking about the garden. Kale will appear at the farmers market in Portland this week, and that makes us

Sloe Gin Fizz

A Fizz—that sounds interesting, but sloe gin? Isn’t that the sickeningly sweet red stuff from from when you were young and didn’t know any better? Well, yes and no. And,

Riviera, two ways

Sometimes,we feature classics, sometimes a riff, and once in a while it’s an exotic Tiki. There’s not really a pattern to the Drinks Of The Week here at Summit Sips,