May 12, 2015

Seattle Magazine Bar-Hopping: Ändra, Barrel Thief, Brunswick & Hunt, Oliver’s Twist, Prime 809

Hello bar lovers! It’s that time again, when I round up my recent Seattle magazine Bar Hop columns, and array them in easily clickable format, making it easy for you to find out where you want to go this weekend! I take the first drinks, so you don’t have to.

•    Oliver’s Twist (Magnolia version)

•    The Barrel Thief

•    Brunswick & Hunt

•    Prime 809

•    Ändra

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

April 21, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Tumble Swede cocktailHello, and happy day! Why, you may ask? Cause today is the day when I put up a bunch of links to past Seattle magazine cocktail, spirit, and such posts that you may have missed over the last few months. And if that’s not happy, I don’t know what is.

•    No Fooling: Four Drinks with Awful-Sounding Names That Taste Swell

•   Late March Local Distillery News

•   Talking Irish Whiskey with Teeling Founder Jack Teeling

•   Cocktails and Cheese: Pairing Four Drinks and Four Cheeses

•   Copperworks Distilling’s Jason Parker on Local Spirits and Liqueurs

•   Spotlight on Old Ballard Liquor Co.’s Riktig Aquavit

•   Where to Drink on Valentine’s Day

•   Seattle Cider Co. Expanding, Whiskey Tasting with John Howie

*See all Seattle Magazine action by me

February 24, 2015

Cocktail Talk: Dance with the Death-House Doll

league-greatful-deadOkay, after serious consideration (and sitting down with a drink to think about it), I decided that one Day Keene Cocktail Talk from the story collection The League of the Grateful Dead was not enough. Not at all. So, here’s a second, and one of the few quotes I’ve seen about a portable bar. I certainly wouldn’t you to miss that, that’s for sure.

LaFanti told him to shut up. A gun punk whom he called Gordon opened a portable bar and began to slop whiskey into highball glasses. LaFanti asked if I wanted a drink. I admitted that I could use one. There had been plenty of wine where I’d come from, but Old Grandad had been rare.

–Day Keene, Dance with the Death-House Doll

February 10, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello party people! It’s that time again, where you are reminded by me of recent pieces I’ve had in or on the wonderful Seattle magazine. There’s a wide range of imbibing reads I’ve been lucky enough to work on, so dive right in to the bottles below and drink up:

•    12 Hangover Cures From Seattle’s Top Bartenders
•    Washington’s Award-Winning Coffee Liqueurs Wake Up the New Year
•    3 Effervescent New Year’s Eve Drinks
•    2 Recipes for Moonshine Cocktails

*See all my pieces on Seattle magazine

December 16, 2014

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hey pals – miss any of my recent Seattle magazine blog posts? Well, it’s time for you to catch right up. Or, if you’ve read them once, but want to read them again, now’s your chance (there has to be at least one person who fits this, right?). There are drink recipes for a number of occasions – some perfect for the holidays – and an interview with Duff McKagan.

•         3 Drinks to Help You Not Feel So Full

•         3 Drinks to Have Before a Big Meal

•         The Holiday Cheat Sheet: Bottled Cocktail Recipes

•         3 Hot Boozy Drinks to Help You Warm Up

•         Discussing Chili, ‘Come Here Often?’ with Musician Duff McKagan

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

November 4, 2014

Cocktail Talk: The Case of the Gilded Fly

gilded-flyThere are far too many detectabulous fictional detectives to begin to name even my favorites here (just scroll through the Cocktail Talk posts and you’ll see many of them). But one that I haven’t been too closely acquainted with is literary mystery-unraveler Gervase Fen, created by English writer Edmund Crispin. It’s not surprising in a way, because Crispin was a cat person, and I’m a dog person. But I overlooked that when reading The Case of the Gilded Fly lately – which was the first of I believe nine Gervase Fen books. And I think I’ll read more, even if the dogs look at me sidewise when I’m reading them. Mr. Fen is an Oxford don, and I tend to like Oxford, and pretty witty besides, and the murder was nicely raveled and then unraveled. Not to mention that the book contained the below quote, ideal for Cocktail Talking.

There followed the ceremony of mumblings, apologies, and recognitions which always occurs when a group of people only partially acquainted are brought together, and a great and complicated maneuvering of chairs. Nigel, about to go off once again to the bar, was forestalled by Nicolas, who as he ordered pink gins contemplated with unconcealed glee the extremely uncomfortable relationships which were likely to be established within the next few minutes.

The Case of the Gilded Fly, Edmund Crispin

October 21, 2014

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello, is it articles and blog post by me on Seattle magazine that you’re looking for? I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile, I can see it in your empty glasses . . . wait, what? Sorry, I got all Lionel’d for a sec. Anyway, in case you missed them, some recent (fun – I wouldn’t post the un-fun ones) pieces by me that you may have missed on or in Seattle magazine.

•    Drink Recipes & Party Sounds on Starbucks’ New CD ‘The Cocktail Hour

•    Sexism in the Distillery Industry & Why Cherry Bounce is so Good

•    27 Things You Should Never Say to a Bartender

•    4 Drinks to Celebrate the Beginning of School

•    It’s Tailgating Season–Are You Ready?

*See all Seattle magazine articles by me

October 14, 2014

Seattle Magazine Bar-Hopping: Elysian Bar, Le Zinc, Revolver

elysian bar, downtown oasis, bar hop, best bars, seattleHey bar lovers, genial drinkers, lounge lizards, speakeasy devotees, dive dwellers, and rathskeller revelers. It’s time to trot yourselves again through my recent Seattle Magazine Bar Hop columns, which highlight select bars in the Seattle area. Get off the couch, yo, and visit:

•    Elysian Bar

•    Revolver

•    Le Zinc

* See all Seattle Magazine articles by me

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