Champagne Julep

19 June 2020

It’s a mint julep, where cognac and sparkling wine replace the bourbon. If you don’t have crushed ice, put some in a towel and whack it with a mallet. Or add ice to a shaker and shake vigorously to crack it.

John Collins Cocktail

19 June 2020

Of the Collins siblings, John’s gin-toting brother, Tom, is more famous. With whiskey, John is somewhat similar to a whiskey sour with club soda.

Ramos Gin Fizz

19 June 2020

When you suspect you’re done shaking this creamy gin drink, think again. You’ve only just begin. Keep shaking. Then shake some more. It’s a beautiful cocktail, but you have to shake that juice and cream and egg white like crazy to get the right silky texture. Don’t give up, it’s worth it!

Homemade Grenadine

19 June 2020

It’s extremely easy to make homemade grenadine. It’s a two-ingredient operation. Your cocktails will thank you.

Sherry Cobbler

19 June 2020

Probably invented in the 1830s when the ‘frozen water trade’ was just hitting its stride. A very refreshing summer drink when the berries are in season.

Knudson’s Knasty Habit

19 June 2020

This refreshing cocktail — also known as a Cameron Collins — was originally created by committee in the Seattle laboratories of Victualia Omnia under the direction of Chunko the Magic Monkey.

Seahawk Burger

22 April 2020

What makes a burger Seattle-style? Flannel bun? Uh, no. Micro-brew on the side? Well, okay, probably. Espresso in the aioli? Yes! Don’t knock it, it totally works! Just be careful the sauce doesn’t get into your hipster beard. For best results, use Beecher’s® cheese, Walla Walla onions, Chateau Ste. Michelle® red wine, and Starbucks® espresso. Cook the burgers in a skillet or outside on the grill, preferably in the rain. You hungry, bro?

Ward Eight Cocktail

10 July 2019

Named after the 8th ward in Boston. If you prefer a juicier cocktail, increase the orange and lemon juices by 1/4 of an ounce or so each. I like to keep the juice in the background.