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26 March, 2019

Absinthia Blanche

Absinthia Blanche
Posted in : Absinthe, Spirits on by : becca
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Absinthia Blanche Organic Absinthe Supérieure San Carlos, CA ABV 55% I have been keeping this elegant bottle of absinthe by my side for about a year now. Just look at that wormwood sketch on the glass! Exquisite. I bought Absinthia from Alchemy down the block, a high-end purveyor of quality alcoholic beverages. They were doing
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21 November, 2017

Mixed Up: A Book Review and Holiday Gift Idea

Mixed Up: A Book Review and Holiday Gift Idea
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Liqueurs, Product Reviews, Spirits on by : becca
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I just finished Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader), which is a little black book full of exactly what it says on the label. How often can us spirit lovers say that? This book would make a thoughtful gift for the cocktail lovers in your life, as it
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17 November, 2016

Azzurre Spirits Vodka and Gin

Azzurre Spirits Vodka and Gin
Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Gin, Spirits, Vodka on by : becca
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Obligatory disclaimer: The Azzurre Spirits I’m about to review for you were provided to me for sampling. Vodka and gin made with apples, grapes, and sugar cane instead of potato or corn or wheat? Why go against the grain, so to speak? Because Azzurre Spirits founder Dan Pettit found the liquor industry trend toward numerous
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19 February, 2015

Sipping Stones, TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey, and the Strawberry Glades 

Sipping Stones, TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey, and the Strawberry Glades 
Posted in : Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Product Reviews, Spirits, Whiskey / Whisky on by : becca
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I’m doing two reviews in one today! My friends over at TOPO Distillery have debuted their organic Eight Oak Whiskey, and they were kind enough to send me a bottle for review. This fortuitous gift also provided me with the perfect opportunity to test out a set of Sipping Stones, soapstone cubes designed to provide a
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14 November, 2012

RumChata

Comments : 8 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Liqueurs on by : becca
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RumChata Wisconsin 13.5% ABV RumChata is a liqueur coming from the Agave Loco brand, and you can bet I squealed when I saw it on the shelf. Why? Because I love horchata, and an horchata made for imbibing sounded perfect to me. My expert background in foodie Spanish means I can translate their horchata con
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