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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

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

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

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With so many historical references broadly available, and enough modern ones drawing comparisons and stimulating conversations, the classics are well-established.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.

Deep Blue Sea

Several years have passed since we mixed up a cocktail by Portland’s own Andrew Boggs called the South Side Rickey. That recipe was one of several Spring 2014 cocktails from

Bramble

The Bramble cocktail is a wonderful summer refresher that features creme de mûre, although there is nothing demure about it. It’s cold and bursting with tart, bold berry flavor and

Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island is one of those drinks whose name evokes memories—usually, a groan of nostalgic awe and respect for its potent reputation, or a chuckle of association with a

Scorpion Bowl

Virtual Happy Hour is a thing. You should try it. We have always said that the best drinks are often the ones you make at home, but you do miss

Bitter Elder

Here is a cocktail we first discovered years ago in the comments of a post on Paul Clarke’s Cocktail Chronicles. A lot has changed in the intervening time. Paul is

Vieux Mot

As much as we enjoy tracking down unusual ingredients and experimenting with new flavors, sometimes simple is best. Basic recipes with common ingredients that are worthwhile are often found in