Lost Lake Announces Partnership With Jack’s BBQ and 2Bar Spirits For A Month Of Celebrating Bourbon

By | June 15th, 2018|In Your Glass, Spirits|

Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge celebrates National Bourbon Day (June 14th) all month long this June in a unique partnership with two other Seattle-based small businesses. The Capitol Hill 24-hour diner is teaming up with locally-sourced distillery 2bar Spirits and authentically-smoked barbeque joint Jack’s BBQ, both based in Sodo. The three lively spots have combined their love of bourbon, passion for food, [...]

The Saint Social Club: Your New Favorite Cocktail Lounge

By | December 15th, 2017|Events, In Your Glass, Spirits|

The Saint, revamped into a gorgeous cocktail lounge, is set to open tonight at 5pm. The aqua blue exterior and the taco menu are gone—but fear not, owner Quentin Ertel has painted the triangular building on East Olive Way a spectacular bougainvillea pink and created an ideal spot to imbibe stellar cocktails. DJ nights are in the works!  Inspired by [...]

New Dips, Snacks, and Sides at Bar Ciudad

By | December 8th, 2017|At the Table, In Your Glass, On Your Plate, Spirits|

Chef Willis expands his appetite for the spices and flavors of the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia with seasonal updates to the bar menu at Bar Ciudad. The centerpiece of the bar experience is Willis' whole and half-raster rotisserie-grilled chickens (all natural and hormone free) that are dry-rubbed with his blend of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian spices. [...]

Creating the Perfect Cocktail With The Perfect Pour

By | May 17th, 2017|In Your Glass, Spirits, Uncategorized|

Ross Steidel, Head Cheese at Perfect Pour, started his mobile cocktail business in the wee hours of a morning in 2013. He was living in Maui at the time, where there wasn’t much of a craft cocktail scene, so Steidel and a friend got the idea of starting a mobile craft cocktail catering company for private events. “We decided not [...]

Holiday Cocktails to Spice Up the Season

By | December 15th, 2016|In Your Glass, Spirits, Uncategorized|

Looking for a little something to spice up your holiday parties? Try these two festive cocktails to bring a little spice and bubbles to the celebration! Orange Cinnamon Blossom Ingredients 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG 1/2 lemon 1/2 orange 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup sugar 3 whole cloves 3 whole allspice 2 cinnamon sticks Directions Rinse lemon and [...]

Single Malt Expansion l John Dewar & Sons

By | June 5th, 2016|Spirits|

  In 2014 John Dewar & Sons announced an ambitious plan to release expressions of Scotch at a variety of ages from all five of its malt whisky distilleries, under the Last Great Malts banner. While Aberfeldy has been available for years, single malt bottlings from the other distilleries in the Dewar’s family were rare. What has resulted is an [...]

Hot Toddies & Peppermint Surprises: 6 recipes that will knock your stockings off

By | December 17th, 2015|Spirits|

As the temperature plunges and with National Hot Toddy Day (January 11) right around the corner now is the time to whip up classic hot drinks.

Bendistillery Sets the Bar in Oregon Spirits

By | December 10th, 2015|Spirits, Sponsored|

Small-batch distilleries seem to be de rigueur these days, but back in 1996 that was not the case. That was when Jim Bendis founded Bendistillery and started producing his Crater Lake Gin in Bend, Oregon. It was a jog through a juniper forest that got Bendis's attention. He had been thinking about the great wine and beer made in Oregon [...]

A Guide to Washington Distilleries

By | November 18th, 2015|Spirits|

It's just been since 2008 that craft distillery licenses were available in Washington State. In those six scant years, the small-batch spirit crafters have taken the category from on the rocks to straight up. This list was created with the voyeur in mind, for those wanting to take a peek into the world of micro distillers, as well as for [...]

Northwest Eau de Vie

By | July 29th, 2015|Spirits|

This article was written by Jamie Peha and first published in Northwest Travel & Life magazine (August 2015 issue) Photo Courtesy of Clear Creek Distillery Relaxing after a satisfying meal with an Eau de Vie (aka “water of life”) offers a sensory alternative to a rich dessert, and it speeds up digestion. Fruit-based eau de vie, originally thought [...]