We’re baaaaack! And, we brought a book.

Readers of this blog know we have been engaged in a long-time love affair with cocktails. Our romance with all things cocktail took an unexpected turn recently when worlds collided with our Celtic heritage. About a year ago, the folks over at Scotpress put out a request for Scottish-based cocktail recipes and a mutual friend put them in touch with us. What started … Continue reading We’re baaaaack! And, we brought a book.

Toasting Bar Mistress Ada Coleman on International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. Of course, when we ponder the achievements in the women’s movement, our thoughts turn to the fabulous Ada “Coley” Coleman. Ada Coleman, known to her friends and customers as “Coley,” is perhaps the most … Continue reading Toasting Bar Mistress Ada Coleman on International Women’s Day

Another Vodka Stinger?

This week the legendary Elaine Stritch turned 87 years old. In honor of her birthday, we take a look at a drink she helped regain some popularity – The Vodka Stinger. In 1970, Stritch took on the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and delivered the big 11:00 number, “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Another … Continue reading Another Vodka Stinger?

To The Bitter End

Bitters.  The name alone turns most people off, but when handled correctly this decidedly herbaceous liquor can create magic on the palate.  It can not only encompass bitter elements, but also can include a wide spectrum of spicy, sweet, sour, and so much more.  So, let’s get started on our journey to the bitter end. … Continue reading To The Bitter End

Unusual spirits and intriguing ingredients: Compass Box Orangerie

Compass Box Whiskymaker John Glaser intrigues me. He’s an artist, a progressive and innovative thinker, and a creative genius who has gained the respect of the whiskymakers of his generation. He founded the Compass Box Whisky Company in 2000 with the mission to “nurture the roots of tradition in order to grow the possibilities.” He … Continue reading Unusual spirits and intriguing ingredients: Compass Box Orangerie