Tag: spirits

The Independent Brewing Company

My new local bar… The Independent Brewing Company is a tavern located in my old/new neighborhood, Squirrel Hill.  We are dedicated to serving fresh, local beer, made only by Western Pennsylvania breweries.  Beer is an incredible beverage and we do…

How Rye Came Back

I’ve drank more than my fair share of Old Overholt…   The unexpected source of a craft-whiskey boom. “Two bottles of rye!,” Ray Milland barks to a liquor-store clerk in Billy Wilder’s classic 1945 film, The Lost Weekend. “The cheapest. None of that…

Macarons & Mimosas

Quite the party… This weekend I decided to host a little blogger gathering for some NYC gals! It was a great chance for me to meet some of my favorites that I stalk from afar (creepy) and to catch up…

The Bloody Bull Cocktail

The Bloody Bull, a favored cocktail of the prestigious Rolling Rock Club of Western Pennsylvania, is very much like a Bloody Mary, but with a few delicious added ingredients. You will need the following: Vodka, Bloody Mary mix (I prefer…

The Cocktail Kit by W&P Design

For the boozer on the go…   You drink here.  You drink there.  You can drink anywhere!? Tailgates, fishing, picnics, and your other destination drinking engagements.  Includes Mason Shaker, Muddler, Jigger, two Linen Cocktail Napkins, and two glass champagne coupes.  …

From the G&L Library: Guide to Urban Moonshining

About as American as they come…   While it sounds like a DIYer’s guide to at-home booze making — and you’ll certainly find directions for just that within these pages — the The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How…

Drink This Takeover | Boulvardier

We can get on board with this. The Drink: There is no need to adjust this “cousin” of a Negroni. This delicious classic first appeared in Harry McElhone’s 1927 bar guide, Barflies and Cocktails, and it’s one of Caroline’s favorite cocktails of…