Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

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Hawaiian Sunset

In our last post, we remarked on the fact that there aren’t very many Tiki cocktails that feature vodka as the base spirit. The Blue Hawaii is a popular exception,

Blue Hawaii

The cold, wet weeks of late winter and early spring always have us looking forward to warmer times. As we start to climb out of the dark, shorter days of

Final Ward

It is always difficult to pin us down on a favorite cocktail. Whenever we get asked this question our response is usually a comeback with more questions, like, “spirit-driven, or

Bourbon Renewal Renewal

The effect of the pandemic on bars and restaurants has been sad and frustrating over the past couple of years. Despite efforts to enable cocktails to go or to raise

Paper Plane

Way back in December of 2010, we wrote about a cocktail to commemorate the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk. That drink was the Paper Airplane. Back then, we

Swearengen Sling

We were thumbing through the excellent book, Death & Co. and for some reason, this cocktail caught our attention. We immediately recognized the name, but it took a few moments

Albra

At the end of last summer we had an abundance of mint thriving in our planter box. Knowing it would not survive the cold rainy season in Oregon, we harvested

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

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.

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

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

Penicillin

It’s not going to cure the global pandemic, but the Penicillin cocktail by New York’s Sam Ross can make you feel better about making cocktails at home. It is a