Category: recipes

The Getaway

Five years ago, back when we were knocking bottles around in Minnesota, Derek Brown was mixing his way toward multiple accolades in Washington DC. A two time James Beard Foundation Award

Bicycles & Baskets

This could be the perfect, simplest blend of your best-tasting ingredients. The floral/citrus Bicycles & Baskets is a whiskey-based original from Kask located here in Portland, Oregon. The menu describes

Turn Signal

Here’s a fun cocktail that is easy to make and tastes great. It’s an easy-drinking whiskey concoction that is reminiscent of a sour, but instead of the acidic tang, you get

Batches and Bowls

Whether you are prepping for a weekend party or a spring picnic (we are probably several months early for that), you may be looking for ways to enjoy the event

Bourbon Bijou

Park Kitchen in Portland, Oregon makes a lovely drink they call the Bourbon Bijou. You may recall the Bijou cocktail we posted several years ago which is the inspiration for this

Green Glacier

Here’s a drink we jotted down several years ago while reading about Chartreuse. It’s no secret that this complex herbal elixir is a favorite at Summit Sips—as it is among most cocktail

Naked and Famous

There’s a great passage in the new Death & Co cocktail book that describes the process they use for vetting new additions to the menu. It’s basically an interactive taste test with one

First Word

Several years ago we wrote about the Last Word cocktail. If you haven’t had the pleasure, you really should give it a try, especially if you are already a fan of

Travel Cocktail Kit

Not long ago, someone sent us the link to a clever gift item called the Carry On Cocktail Kit. We checked the link, read the descriptions, viewed the pictures and decided

Egg Nog

For several years running we have resisted making egg nog after we read about a process that includes aging. This possibly ill-conceived idea starts with a basic egg, dairy and

Drink with No Name: The Harrington

This drink started life in the 1990s without a name. It was originally created by internet blogging pioneer and Wired Magazine’s online cocktail writer, Paul Harrington. Back then, Paul went by the

Gilded Cage

One of the challenges often faced by cocktail enthusiasts is reconciling  the fact that vodka—the most popular spirit in North America—isn’t fairly represented in classic cocktail books. In fact, you just