March 22, 2016

Westward, and The Tale of Two Sherries

In case it slipped by you like a ship in the night (for shame, for shame), my most recent Seattle magazine Bar Method article is about local bar Westward, bar manager Andy McClellan, and a cocktail of his, The Tale of Two Sherries – which uses two different kinds of sherry! It’s truly a fine mix, and one you should probably read about, right? So, check it out.

*See all Seattle magazine articles by me

March 15, 2016

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Greenhorn WhiskeySpring has nearly sprung, or maybe is in mid-spring, though that could be mid-sprung-ing? Either or, things are budding, including my most recent blog posts for the swank Seattle magazine, which you probably already know, having read them all, right? RIGHT? Well, if not, there’s no need for shouting (that was just me kidding around). Read them now, before the web explodes**.

•    New Greenhorn Whiskey and Other Local Distillery News
•    Top Five Drinks for Celebrating a Birthday
•    Valentine’s Day Drink Picks from Seattle Bartenders
•    Support Your Local Female Bartenders at Speed Rack

*See all Seattle magazine posts by me

**This is not happening, and I don’t want to be the start of any “the web’s exploding” rumors for gosh sakes.

February 23, 2016

Drink A Delicious Red October at Seattle’s Liberty

I do a monthly column (along with various other things) for Seattle magazine (sure, you can be jealous), and until recently it was called Bar Hop, and had me chatting about a single new bar in the wondrous city I live within. But now it’s changed up a little, still a single bar, but with the focus lighting a little more on a single cocktail within said bar – and it’s not just new bars anymore, either, and is called (for now, at least) the Bar Method. And for the first one, I visited one of my favorite Emerald City bars of all, Liberty, which is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary! Amiable bartender Laura Bishop was my shaker, and made me a delicious wine cocktail called the Red October. But heck, don’t let me ramble, go read the article now.

February 2, 2016

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Holidays cause you to miss some of my recent blog post on the swell Seattle magazine blog? Well, I suppose I can’t blame you too much. And, lucky for you, you can go back and read them – even the holiday ones are still fun. I promise!

•    Three First Impressions of the Bar at Capitol Hill’s Lionhead

•    Rob Roy Owners to Open Two New Bars this Summer

•    4 Local Hangover Helpers

•    5 Great Champagne Cocktails to Have Out in Seattle

•    The People Have Spoken: 6 Locals’ Favorite Bars and Cocktails

•    6 Boozy Gifts from Washington Distillers to Give this Holiday

*See all Seattle magazine posts by me

December 1, 2015

Interviews with Top Seattle Bartenders

Seattle magazineI was lucky enough recently to work on a big bar-and-cocktail-and-distillery issue of the mighty Seattle magazine, and in said issue (which if you missed, you’ll have to deal with the regret for the rest of your life. Sorry), we had some swell interviews with some of the top local shakers . . . wait, strike that. Top shakers anywhere! However, due to magazine restrictions, and such, the interviews had to be edited down somewhat, as interviews are. But they’re now available for reading in fuller fashion online! You are very lucky. So, don’t miss my recent interviews with these cocktail geniuses, including:

Amanda Reed

Bridget Maloney

Nik Virrey

Joshua Batway

Jesse Poole

Kathleen Manley

Bryn Lumsden

Jay Kuehner

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

November 17, 2015

Get the New Issue of Seattle Magazine Before It’s Too Late

sm-best-bar-issueHey hey party people from the WA (and any one visiting right now). The November issue of the smashing Seattle magazine is the Bar, Cocktail, Spirit, and Tipsy Awesomeness issue! And I wrote a big chunk of this booze-y beaut, so you don’t want to miss it, do you? DO YOU? Get it now – it’s available at all better stores that carry magazines, and all better magazines stands – and drink up!

November 3, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello pals and gals! It’s time for you (wonderful person) to catch up on reading my (not-as-wonderful, but certainly trying, person) posts and pieces done recently for the swell Seattle magazine! These tipsy gems include:

•    Bartenders Tell Us: What’s the Scariest Drink to Serve on Halloween?

•    3 First Impressions of the Bar at Naka

•    The Rules Regarding Cocktails at Distilleries Have Changed

•    Westland Peat Week Kicks Off, Tieton Fall Cider Releases

•    Award-Winning Local Bourbon, Tailgating Fun and More

•    3 First Impressions of Everett’s Bluewater Distillery Bar

•    Woodinville Whiskey to Release its Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey

•    3 First Impressions of Jude’s Old Town

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

September 8, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hey hey party people? Yes, you, you’re the party people I’m talking about. Feeling blue cause maybe you missed some of my recent Seattle magazine pieces? Feel blue no more, dear one! Because I’ve rounded them up for you right here. Read away:

•    Drinks to Make for At-Home Summer Cocktailing

•    New Locust Cider, Bluewater Distillery Opens Bar

•    Three Impressions of Rachel’s Ginger Beer on Capitol Hill

•    4 Swell Seattle Hotel Bars

•    Chill Out With Icy Drinks at Local Bars

•    Nik Virrey Named Seattle’s Most Imaginative Bartender & More

* See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

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