The Manhattan is the classic rye whiskey drink. There are many stories as to the origin of the drink, but I think we can safely say that it was invented in New York circa 1860.
Christmas brisket has become a tradition in our home. Once the presents have been opened, the coffee consumed and the phone calls made, it is time to get the brisket going.
Applejack was the drink of choice in Colonial America. It is said that George Washington produced quite a bit of Applejack in his day. It is made using the freeze distilling method.
So, yeah... I'm not much of a gin drinker. I do like the occasional gin and tonic on a hot summer day, but for the most part, I like my liquor to be of the brown variety.
If you are going to New Orleans, by all means order up a Sazerac! The key to a good Sazerac is, well, perhaps there are two keys; the Peychaud's bitter and the absinthe.
Another week, another batch of cucumbers. This week we had 3½ pounds.
Global warming! It certainly feels like it. For the fourth or fifth time this year we have had triple digit temperatures! As Adriane put it, "I didn't move here for this shit!
We're back! After a short hiatus from Friday Night Cocktails we are back with a lovely rum drink, the Hawaiian Queen Bee.
This past weekend we decided to venture over the Washington side of the Gorge, so first we went for a hike up Wind Mountain, a beautiful, cinder cone just west of Dog Mountain.
Now that summer is upon we've decided that it is gin season, so, we opened up the old 12 Bottle Bar and found us a good one; the Opal!
Coffee drinks, what can you say about coffee drinks? Well, I can say that I don't often drink them since I don't usually drink booze before, say, noon, and I don't usually drink coffee after 2pm.
This could easily have been title Waterfall Porn since this hike takes you past several incredible falls. It is a short hike, 5 miles or so, about an hour out the Gorge from Portland.