Posts Tagged ‘Gin’

Wild Roots Distillery Taps Pacific Northwest Flavors, & Two Fruit Forward Summer Sippers

When I think of my childhood summers in the Pacific Northwest, I remember never-ending days outside, playing make-believe for hours on end, building forts in the woods (this is before we thought we’d get murdered there), scream-running through sprinklers, and roller skating. Lots and lots of roller skating. And those days always involved foraging and […]

The Last Word Cocktail: Two Variations with Sunday Gin

The Last Word, like the Negroni is an equal parts cocktail, but with the added fourth ingredient being citrus, it is shaken, not stirred. Akin to the Negroni, this drink is also having a sort of renaissance with bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts alike. Supposedly born at the Detroit Athletic Club around 1916, the Last […]

Blinking Owl is Orange County’s First Distillery Since Prohibition

Being the first of anything is always a challenge. Blinking Owl Distillery co-owners, husband and wife, and longtime Santa Ana residents, Brian and Robin Christianson know that all too well. After setting aside their careers and devoting nearly four years to conceptualizing, researching and planning the business and build-out of the first craft distillery in Orange County, they’ve finally opened […]

“Wanderlush” A Sneak Peek!

If you follow me on social media, you know that I was in Iceland in May with Martin Miller’s Gin. I had the rare opportunity to see the waterfalls where Martin Miller’s sources water for their gin, check out their bottling facility deep into Iceland’s rural region, and even help judge an international bartending competition […]

Spirit of Gin – We Have a Winner!

Thank you all so much for leaving comments about your favorite gin cocktails and brands of choice on last week’s post, as well as on Facebook. There were clearly some cocktails and brands that I still need to explore. I love learning about new products! Thank you. As promised, we have a winner! Picked at […]

Indian Summer Gimlet & Giveaway!

I talk about the weather a lot on this blog. And it really does make sense, because I like to create (and drink) cocktails according to the seasons. So, I’m not just rambling on about nonsense, people. But also, I’m a New Yorker…and that’s what we do. We live in a place of extremes. We’re constantly […]

Fall In The Catskills & The Phoenicia Flea

Check out our spectacular fall weekend in the Catskills last week! Could that montage be any more autumnal?! Can’t you just smell the wood smoke in your scarf, hear the crunchy leaves underfoot and taste the hot, spiced apple cider and whiskey cocktails I was concocting?? If you weren’t transported by that explosion of earth tones […]

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