Tag Archives: Bartender

Trash the Rose’s and make your own lime cordial.

A few weeks ago I read a NY Times article on lime cordial and Gimlets. It basically went like this: The only lime cordial left on the market is Rose’s, which is garbage. So bartenders that care have begun using … Continue reading

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Eastside Bartenders Association

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve had some time to sit down and write. That’s because a few other local bartenders and I have been working on putting together an association for bartenders on the Eastside. We call ourselves, what … Continue reading

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Shamrock Fizz

Here is a quick last minute recipe for a fun St. Patrick’s day cocktail. The Shamrock Fizz: 1.5oz Martin Millers Gin .5oz White Creme de Cacao .25oz Green Creme de Menthe .75oz fresh orange juice .25oz fresh lemon juice 1 … Continue reading

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Taking the Next Step

One of the most challenging things of being one of the only craft bartenders in Kirkland is that people aren’t used to a bartender that can make a wide range of well made cocktails. Most bartenders in my town have … Continue reading

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A Word About Ice

Most restaurant owners, managers and for that matter many bartenders don’t understand the importance of ice and it’s many forms in making truly great cocktails. A good bartender can make good drinks with any ice and will adjust their shake … Continue reading

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Trellis’ new cocktail program…finally.

Trellis is a farm to table restaurant in downtown Kirkland. We have an amazing chef, ¬†who grows most of the restaurants produce, and a fantastic wine list focused on Washington State wines. The spirits and cocktail program, however, didn’t quite … Continue reading

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