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The Best Cocktail I've Ever Made

In my quest to find cocktails that utilize Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, I stumbled on a real gem: the Martinez. This subtly sweet drink gets its bite from a base of Old Tom gin, another one of my recent go-to liquors. 338 more words


A Used Barrel is an Abused Barrel: Roundhouse Imperial Barrel Aged Gin

Ted Palmer doesn’t make spirits by accident. The distiller at Roundhouse Spirits in Boulder, Colorado is deliberate with his craft and so his decision to produce a barrel-aged gin was one that came after much consideration before it was first released at the start of 2011. 340 more words


Ransom Old Tom Gin, Bees Knees Cocktail

An amber gin,  Old Tom offers a very warm and fragrant finish (think your grandmother’s dried flowers) when served neat and a very subtle depth when served over ice.   79 more words


Day Twelve (flowers and mad libs).

Yesterday I wrote about what your partner/ spouse/ roommate/ parent could do for you, the test taker.  Now let’s talk about what you might try do for your inexperienced-with-the-bar supporter.  887 more words

Bar Exam

Behold the Origin of the Martini - The Martinez

The Martinez has been around since the late 1880’s and has gone through an array of variations. All of them contain the same 2 essential ingredients: Gin and Sweet Vermouth, albeit in different ratios. 227 more words


Barrel-Aged Cocktail Update

The first thing I did with my barrel was to make sure it was water tight. That meant filling it with water and letting the wood swell a bit. 417 more words


Honey Badger

Nightwood’s spring cocktail menu is in its initial phases. We had our first meeting yesterday and have some great drink ideas in the works. Here is a preview… 135 more words