Tag Archives: Cocktail

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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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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White Dog and Craft Cocktails

Last week I had the chance to stop by Woodinville Whiskey and hang out with Orlin Sorensen and Brett Carlile. Two local guys who decided to get into the whiskey business. This Tuesday afternoon they were distilling Peabody Jones, a … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Fruit

We’re known for our apples here in Washington and October is smack in the middle of harvest season. This is the time of year when the weather cools and Washingtonians begin craving fresh pressed cider, apple pies and cobblers. Apples … 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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