The Milo Cocktail

The Milo Cocktail

Northwest Palate asked Lance Mayhew to pair a cocktail with Jenn Louis’s Clams

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 Betty White

Named after funny lady Betty White, this cocktail is Savarino’s sassy take on the White Lady 

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

Lemon Coriander Simple Syrup

More than making drinks sweet, sugar tames the hot feeling of alcohol on the tongue and adds a richer feel to

Culinary Vodka

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

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.