June 28, 2016

G&T Evolution at Seattle’s Naka

Hello G&T lovers! It seems this summer stalwart is having yet another moment in the sun, as every bar and their bar’s mom are talking about how they have the finest types of gin mixed with the finest types of tonics and more variations than you could count. However! One of the actually finest G&T programs is at Seattle’s fresh Naka (the bar, not the restaurant, which is also fresh, and really, they’re connected, so who’s pulling hairs? Not me), where I recently went, had their newest G&T, talked to energetic and awesome bar star Nic Virrey, and then wrote about it in a Seattle magazine article you should read right now. Thank me later!

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June 7, 2016

Sour-ing With the What’s New Pussycat? at Heartwood Provisions

Seattle’s new-ish Heartwood Provisions is an amazing spot, with a singular bar program, part of which is pairing each food item with a specially-designed cocktail, and a swell person running the whole beverage show, Amanda Reed. I recently wrote about the space, her, and one of my favorite drinks on the menu, the What’s New Pussycat, in an article for Seattle magazine. Don’t miss it, yo!

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May 17, 2016

Getting International at Artusi with The Carreras Cocktail

Seattle’s swell Italian spot Artusi is always worth a stop (especially if you’re missing Italy like I am), and recently I stopped in to chat with amiable bar manager Connor O’Brien and to taste up the Carreras Cocktail, which has a lovely taste and globe-trotting pedigree. And then I got to write about it for Seattle magazine. I’m lucky indeed – but you can read it and feel lucky, too.

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May 3, 2016

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello young (and not-as-young) drinkers! I’ve had some fun writing about all kinds of drink-y things lately at Seattle magazine. What’s that you say? You’ve missed said pieces? Well, friend, step right up and catch up on all those things you’ve missed:

•    3 First Impressions of Bar Noroeste Taqueria
•    Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems and Local Spirits
•    3 Impressions of the Beardslee Public House
•    Scratch GINiology in Edmonds and More Spirited News
•    Three New Irish Whiskies
•    3 First Impressions of Heartwood Provisions
•    Local Distillery Gifted at the Oscars
•    Three First Impressions of the Bar at Eden Hill

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February 9, 2016

Check Out the Amazing Liqueurs from Salish Sea

I recently got to visit the Salish Sea distillery, in Lacey, WA, where they make a whole host of intriguing and delicious organic liqueurs (a couple of which I’ve written about in earlier Spiked Punch posts, one on the ginger and one on the thyme-coriander). And then I got to write an article about them, and the liqueurs, for Seattle magazine. You, if you’re someone who likes tasty things, should go read it 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

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January 19, 2016

Listen To Me On Happy Hour Radio

hh-radioIf you love the sound of my voice as much as I do (hahaha, I kid, I kid), and missed me on Seattle’s jolly Happy Hour radio right before the holidays, then you’re in luck! It’s still available for your listening pleasure – so tune in, metaphorically, to hear me on Happy Hour radio (you’ll also be able to hear about some swell local wine from the W-A), and the dulcet tones of host Christopher Chan.

September 22, 2015

Warm Up With Washington State Rums

I know, it’s September. That doesn’t mean it’s cold yet. But, but, but, I can feel the cold in the mornings when I walk the best dogs in the world around one of the best blocks in the world, feel that cold behind my ears, people! Which means I want to warm up a bit, and one of the good ways is with some rums from Washington State! Don’t believe me? Read this rummy piece I wrote for the sweet Seattle magazine, called 6 Washington Rums that Bring the Beach to You. Really, you should drink some rum while reading. Though you haven’t read it yet, so you may not know which rums to drink? Hmm, this is a conundrum. I may have to have more rum to think it over.

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