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This month, Chuck over at Looka!/The Gumbo Pages is hosting Mixology Monday. And he’s chosen a topic nearly as dear to my heart as gin: amaro. I do love the Italian bitter liqueurs. I took to Campari immediately upon my first taste, and ordered it over ice every afternoon during a week in the Cinque […]

a quick spicy post (Mixology Monday)

Craig, over at Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments is hosting this month’s Mixology Monday. And he has declared the theme for December to be SPICE. This past weekend I attended the annual holiday open house at House Spirits. There, I was finally able to obtain (finally the label was approved and finally they found time […]

Mixology Monday – August 2008 “Local Color”

This month’s Mixology Monday (which happens to be the 30TH!) is hosted by Kevin of Save the Drinkers. The theme Kevin has called out this month is local flavor. As it turns out, this weekend I toured one of Portland’s several distilleries and then brought a favorite summer drink based on local produce to a […]

Mixology Monday – June 2008

Tonight’s Mixology Monday post will be fairly brief1. This month, Mixology Monday is brought to us by the ne’er do wells at Scofflaw’s Den who have chosen BOURBON as the required ingredient. Bourbon is a great favorite here at the North American Booze Council2, and I hope that some of our other members will testify […]

Mixology Monday – the Fig Leaf

A rum drink with vermouth? Incredulous. All we have is rum. We’ll just have to make do. Pragmatic. As long as I don’t end up wearing it. Declarative. This drink is one that I discovered quite by accident in the small print at the back of Paul Harrington’s Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21ST […]

Mixology Monday 24 – Variations

For this month’s Mixology Monday, Jimmy Patrick at Jimmy’s Cocktail Hour proposed a theme of variations. The Maiden’s Prayer is one of those odd formulations of four ingredients in equal proportions: gin, light rum, Cointreau, lemon juice. It is a drink that has been handed down to us from the early part of the 20th […]

Mixology Monday! our favorite liquor!

A little over a year ago, NABC fellow Roninspoon and I found occassion to meet for a drink. Circumstances dictated a cigar bar, just off the piazza in Italy, or Las Vegas’ simulacrum of the same1. It was near closing time, the AOR band was seemingly enjoying themselves, and the bartender came out to take […]

my first drink, twice

The Ramos Gin Fizz was my first drink, twice. One of my earliest memories of going out to a dinner with my parents is from when I was seven or eight years old. It may have been the first meal in multiple-courses I ever had. This was no special occasion, just that for some reason, […]