Tag: lime

Pegu Club

Inspired by Doug’s Pegu Blog, this week’s Drink Of The Week is a classic that has gained some momentum in recent years. The Pegu Club Cocktail originated at the Pegu Club

Get your Chartreuse Now!

Recently, I have been enjoying some cocktails made with Chartreuse. According to Camper English of the Alcademics blog, the price of Chartreuse is increasing, nationally, by $11. That’s a bit

Ramos Gin Fizz

Well, it’s Mardi Gras week, and although we just finished celebrating the Winter Carnival here in St. Paul, New Orleans is just getting started with their own annual festival. This

Daiquiri

It seems like every week when I mention a drink, I have to qualify it with the fact that this one is different than what you are used to. Take

Buying Spirits on a Budget. Rum?

These days, not many people can justify spending $100 on a bottle of wine, and for most of us, even $20 is enough to feel pretty uncomfortable. The same goes

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When I spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

I was never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when I read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen me mention simple syrup. In most cases, I try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?

The Violet Hour

Normally, it might not make sense to review a bar so far out of the Twin Cities jurisdiction, but I decided to make an exception for The Violet Hour. This

A Moscow Mule with Grapefruit?

Some of you who watch the reality cooking competition show called Top Chef may have been enjoying this season which takes place in Las Vegas. Yesterday’s Elimination Challenge pitted the