Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

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Iron Cross

Scan the liquor cabinet for base spirits and you might find a sad bottle of pisco that always seems to squeeze itself into the darkest corner. That’s a shame because

Hot Buttered Rum

A few weeks ago, a friend was asking why she couldn’t find the recipe for Hot Buttered Rum on the site. We realized it’s because we had never posted it.

How To Make Ice Shards

Well, we had our first real snowfall here in the Twin Cities today, so we figured what better time to say a few things about ice. We have written before

Red Hook

There’s a reason we have so many delicious cocktails that are related the the Manhattan. Because of its simplicity, the Manhattan formula lends itself to a variety of substitutions that

Mojito

There’s more than one recipe for the Mojito. We even posted a different one a while back to accompany a fine article about simple syrup. It’s a refreshing summer drink

Sangria

Some of you may know about our sister who lives in Spain. Over the years, she has shared some wonderful stories about life in Europe, but when it comes to

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

Using Salt In Cocktails

If life on earth started in the sea, it might explain why most of us consider food “unseasoned” without a little salt. It’s one of our five (six) primary tastes

Cruise Ship Cocktails

It’s a tricky thing, choosing cocktails on a cruise ship. Do you go with the signature Drink of the Day or pick one from the menu—a list that is bloated

21st Century

Last year around this time we started the Drink of the Week, a journey through classic and contemporary cocktail recipes. The 52 cocktails chosen, along with many that were posted

Mini Measuring Cup Mod

People sometimes assume all that separates the expert from the common person are the tools they use. Of course, there’s usually a lot more to it than that. Knowledge, experience,

Buying Basic Glassware Basics

Obsessive (Compulsive?)We don’t have everything on our bottle wish list, but we are a little embarrassed to admit that with all of the spirits, liqueurs, syrups and bitters in the