Build Your Own Bitters

Bottles of bitters

Take Some Bitters Advice For the home mixologist, the commercially available bitters can seem confusing:

Island Gin

Doug FIr

Not content to merely add yet another gin to the cabinet of small-batch spirits fans, two Washington craft producers are incorporating island ingredients to impart a Northwest spin to their spirits.

Craft Distilling

Stephen McCarthy is the godfather of American craft distilling.

D.Y.I. Booze

Book, The Seasonal Cocktail Companion by Maggie Savarino

Eating seasonally is commonplace nowadays in the Pacific Northwest, yet the same principles—with a modicum of patience—apply just as well behind the bar as at the dining table.

The Best Amaretto Sour in the World

The Best Amaretto Cocktail in the World

No, really. I’m serious. In case you think I’m joking, or that you read that wrong, let me go on the record right now: I make the best Amaretto Sour

Chamomile Liqueur

Maggie Savarino chooses herbs and spices for her cocktail creations

This liqueur came out of a conversation with Andrew Friedman and Keith Waldbauer, co-owners of Liberty Bar in Seattle

Culinary Vodka

If spirits are about flavor, then where does vodka fit in?

North American Saké

Sake rice

The Northwest is a center for North American Saké:

Spirits of the Northwest

Craft still

With an emphasis on flavor rather than alcohol, the Pacific Northwest is rapidly becoming a leader in craft-oriented small-batch distilling.

Home Coffee Roasting 101

Coffee beans from raw to roasted