Monday, May 19, 2014

Go Nuts!

For this month's Mixology Monday, we get a nutty theme compliments of Elana over at Stir and Strain, as per her announcement post - 

Nuts? Yes! A few months back I tried, and was wowed by, a peanut-y take on an Old Fashioned at a bar here in L.A. They had infused peanuts in bourbon and with a touch of honey had made magic. Nuts of all sorts make it into cocktails now. Some black walnut bitters here, the sweet almond flavor of orgeat there… circus peanuts. Your challenge is to utilize nuts (and since we’re NOT adhering to the strict rules of what are nuts, peanuts and walnuts both count) in any way you see fit to create a cocktail. Infusions, bitters, almond tinctures are all game. Amaretto, homemade nocino, Frangelico too. Go nuts!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Silence of the Auctions

To suggest it has been quite some time since I have formally gathered my collective thought for a post would be as much an understatement as 'things can get busy as a first-time parent'.  Yes, time for contemplative insights on spirits and cocktails has taken a backseat over the last several months to bigger things in life...most notably, the design/development process related to our new home, and custom lower-level bar!  Tho in all seriousness, life has picked up quite a bit with my family recently taking on the requisite steps to wrestle the balance of power from myself to the female contingent...  As I am now outnumbered, I've in all likelihood seen my last days on the throne (or tho I shall portray).  All that said, among the laundry list of things on which to focus in the new year...getting back into the swing of routine posts.  And since there is no better time than the present, consider this one a warm-up.