Category Archives: Brandy

Boukman Daiquiri

On my list of things I ignored blogging about in 2009 was this: Drinking Lessons at the Sorrento. That’s too bad; this is a great series of events for Seattle-area cocktail people, and the session I attended in November – with Alex Day and Toby Cecchini – was not only wonderfully done, but resulted inContinue Reading

Almost but not quite missing Mixology Monday: Money Drinks

It’s late, I’ve had a busy day, and by all sane reckonings I should be relaxing on the couch with a cocktail before turning in for a good night’s sleep. But no, it’s Mixology Monday, with the theme Money Drinks, hosted by Kevin Langmack at Beers in the Shower. I’m almost tempted to miss thisContinue Reading

MxMo XLII: Dizzy Dairy

It’s still Monday here on the West Coast, which means I’m still on time for this month’s Mixology Monday. Hosted by Chris Amirault and the gang over at eGullet, the theme for this month is “Dizzy Dairy”, which means whatever else you do to your drink, you’d better mix something in it that originated inContinue Reading

30/30, #30: the Prescription Julep

In Imbibe!, the drinks book that just keeps on giving more than a year and a half after the first reading, Dave Wondrich notes of the Prescription Julep, “It [...] happens to be the tastiest Mint Julep recipe I know.” I’ve tested this theory before, found it sound and then moved on, but I’ve pulledContinue Reading

30/30, #19: the Zamboanga “Zeinie” Cocktail

– “another Palate-Twister from the Land where the Monkeys Have No Tails.” As if you couldn’t guess, it’s another drink from Charles H. Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion. I always like to turn to Baker for a little inspiration, both of the scribbling sort and of the bibulous type. I’ll spare you my gushings about hisContinue Reading