Top your favorite chocolate or vanilla ice cream (or homemade) with Maui Brewing Company's CoCoNut Porter for a great summery beer float.
The lychee vodka, lemongrass simple syrup, cranberry and Luxardo Cherry Blossom cocktail from Kaisho in Bellevue, WA.
The Wayward Son - whiskey, citrus, honey syrup, pinch of cayenne, float of Scotch. Sweet, heat and smoke!
Visiting new bar/restaurant Miller's Guilde in Seattle - great decor using wine glasses!
A last little sip of summer - blueberry and gin cocktail.
Julibox's cocktail of the month subscription gave us the chance to make the Clover Club at home.
Ah, the lovely glow of beer -- one of many Belgian-style beers at this year's Belgianfest in Seattle.
Great day touring Maui Brewing Company's brewery then grabbing a bite at their separate brewpub -- a good day's work!
So many bottles, so much potential... review of this year's Cider Summit in Seattle.
Saw this silicone wine cap/aerator gadget at a wine festival - totally getting one of these Haley's Corker thingies for home!
A new favorite hangout after work, Pom Bar in Redmond, WA.
Gummi candies get all grown-up - whiskey gummi cola candies for movie night at home, see earlier post on Rummy Bears!
Several Washington-based homebrew clubs, as well as ones from all over the country gathered at this year's National Homebrewers Conference.
Trying some new brews by folks like Golden Hills at this year's Brewers Festival.
Cider Summit NW in Seattle - a meeting of the cider minds. Several excellent regional ciders from WA, OR and Vancouver BC!
Enjoying rum cocktails and a shared rum punch recipe from Milagro Cantina in Kirkland, WA
Really crisp and grain-sweet Single Silo vodka by Project V Distillery in Woodinville, WA
Playing with blood oranges and rye -- used the new Bulleit Rye for this fizzy cocktail!
Getting a taste of some spirits from Woodinville Whiskey Company, including their Peabody Jones Vodka
Sriracha bloody mary - who says you can't put that sauce in everything?
The Anne Marie Tea Blossom - a chamomile-infused gin cocktail w/ lavender, citrus and elderflower liqueur
Woodinville Whiskey Co's Headlong White Dog early release whiskey - not yet barrel-aged, yet still flavorful!
Cachaca made by Novo Fogo - beautiful spirit!
Manhattan made with 6 year old Sazerac and chocolate bitters fr Scrappys, from LOT No. 3
Rob Roy bar in Seattle -- where amazing craft cocktails live and breathe
Miss Nancy cocktail served at Oliver's Twist in Seattle - a bit like a French 75
Belgianfest in Seattle, held in the old Rainier Beer brewery in historic Georgetown neighborhood
A strong and sweet Tom and Jerry cocktail to warm us on a chilly winter's night!
Vesper cocktail made with a Fino sherry, as opposed to vodka, mixed at Seattle's Sorrento Hotel
Winter Beer Festival 2009 at Hale's Palladium in Seattle. Beer, coffee, and chocolate flavors, all under one roof!
A Wasabi Prime original - a persimmon rosemary twist on a classic Bellini. Lightly sweet homage to fall's harvest.
A lovely Manhattan against Bellevue's Barrio's famous wall of lanterns - photo by South Sound Garden
Monsoon East's Nightshade, a beautiful drink with parfait amour and basil seeds dancing in the fizz. Beautiful drink!
Absinthe showing off its cloudy louche at Bar Naga in Bellevue, WA
There's nothing better than a simple pour of Belvedere on the rocks with a twist. Taken at new martini/raw bar, Stir, just opened in Bellevue, WA.
A l'aurore cocktail at bar Naga - amazing vintage drinks served