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 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 2, 2014

Come Have Bubbly Drinks With Me at Zinc on 12/6/14

AMY_AJ_EVENT_profileHey pals, come by for a bubbly night of art and drinks at Zinc in Edmonds, WA, on 12/6, from 4 to 7 pm. You’ll be able to see and purchase amazing art from amazing artist Amy Hevron, while sipping on effervescent drinks from me! The sippers include two from Champagne Cocktails, the Spagliato and the Bubbly Poinsettia, plus the Jessaura, a holiday treat created special for the event. Amy’s art includes bison, monkeys, sprites, bears, and more loveliness! And they’ll be snacks, too. Start the holiday season right – heck, this may just be the highlight of your holidays! Remember:

ZINC Art + Interiors
December 6th, 4 to 7 PM
102 3rd Ave S, Edmonds, WA
www.zincartinteriors.com

November 18, 2014

Come Support My Awesome Mom and Have Drinks with Me on 11/22

momHello! You, yes you, are invited to a very special event celebrating my mom and her upcoming film, Speaking of Dying. The film is a documentary showcasing community-based end-of-life planning as pioneered by Trudy James, my mom that is, chaplain and facilitator. You’ll be able to watch the film trailer, meet filmmaker Jennifer Jones and editor Catherine Wadley, connect with people featured in the film, see old friends, and make new ones! Plus, have delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by me, including the Last Word, the Desert Healer, and the Sparkling Sunset, using products from local distilleries Seattle Distilling Company and Sidetrack Distillery. It’s Saturday, November 22 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave, here in Seattle, WA. Hope to see you there!

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

September 16, 2014

Aquavit and More at the Old Ballard Liquor Co.

Washington State is awesome! There are so many fantastic distillers here now, I sometimes feel like the luckiest drinker in the world. And there are a couple even in my neighborhood, including the small-in-size, giant-in-taste Old Ballard Liquor Co., which is focused on making traditional aquavits, lovely forgotten products like Cherry Bounce, and more. Recently, I was doubly-lucky, in that I got to write an article about the Old Ballard Liquor Co. for the smashing Seattle magazine. And then, I got to put up a bit more of my interview with Lexi, the super knowledgeable distiller owner, on the Seattle magazine blog. Read the article and the blog to learn more.

*See all Seattle magazine articles by me

September 9, 2014

There’s Still Time to Get The Cocktail Hour CD at Starbucks and Start Your Cocktail Party Right

cocktail-hour-2Hey friends, if you somehow missed it, the newest Starbucks CD is called The Cocktail Hour, and you need to get to your local and demand a copy (well, maybe just ask) today, unless you want your next cocktail party to fall flat. See, the CD features a host of sweet music that accompanies a well-made cocktail perfectly, songs that range from Ray Charles and Betty Carter singing Cocktails for Two to Eartha Kitt’s unmissable I Want To Be Evil. But the CD booklet is also gonna help your party along, as it is bubbling over with 11 drink recipes specially selected by me, and they go with the songs like gin goes with vermouth. The recipes include classics (like the Singapore Sling) and some newer mixes. Add the music and drinks together and your cocktail party is nearly set (in an awesome manner). Just grab some pals and go go go! So, head to a Starbucks and get your Cocktail Hour CD today!

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