Featured Classic Cocktail – The Sidecar

The Sidecar The Sidecar is a classic cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice. Today, most Sidecars are crafted with added syrup or a sugared rim garnish. However, a proper Sidecar has no added sugar and is boozy with a sharp citrus finish. The exact origin of …

Featured Craft Cocktail – From the Roots

From the Roots Inspired by the classic B & B liqueur, this spirit-forward cocktail is perfect for the cognac connoisseur. When crafting the From the Roots cocktail, I find that Benedictine and Aperol complement the delicate favor profit of Pierre Ferrand Cognac. The herbal sweet flavor of Benedictine softens the …

Brandy

If 50 is the new 30, is Brandy really over the hill? Bourbon is hot.  Really hot.  There is a new Gin landing on the market each and every month.  Vodka is flavored with everything from cilantro to wedding cake to bubble gum.  The names of large French houses dominate …

Featured Classic Cocktail – The Last Word

The Last Word cocktail was created in the early 1920s at the Detroit Athletic Club. This prohibition era cocktail was rediscovered in 2004 by Murray Stenson who was tending bar at the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle. After its popularity exploded in the Pacific Northwest it slowly moved its way …

Featured Craft Cocktail – Eastside Sour

Like many successful cocktails today, the Eastside Sour is a contemporary take on a classic. Inspired by the Pisco Sour, this cocktail has a rich silky mouth feel with the perfect balance of sweet and citrus. First, Bombay Sapphire East is used showcasing its lemon grass and peppercorn-driven botanicals. Then, …