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Quick guide on infusions
When it comes to infusing spirits, the possibilities are pretty much endless and the process, very simple. When I infuse spirits at home, I always start by thinking where I am going to use this infusion. What's the purpose of it, is it to be sipped, shot or mixed?
My Name is Kate
I am a glass of Merlot. And what they never tell you about us is that we go on dates, too. The suspense begins in the bottle. We never know which molecule of us will be chosen to go on the date, Poured out in a hurried storm that resembles an avalanche of jewels, or a rope of silk untwisting before your eyes. You might say that, in the bottle, we belong to a collective consciousness, a single unified awareness, and we don’t really know Ourselves or who We are UNTIL we are poured out, until we take the shape of the glass — until we soak up the shimmer of the décor, the swirl of the waitstaff and the roar of a restaurant rush, and become an I, a Me, a Self.
- Created with: Bright Cellars
My Top Tips To Host The Best Girls Night EVER
On average, every month has 30 days and I think that as responsible adults, it’s necessary to dedicate at least one of them to a girls night gathering. The problem is that it’s been so long since most of us have experienced a girls night at home, rather than going out, that we’ve forgotten how to. It’s time to put your cell phones on silent mode, pour a big glass of wine and get ready to spill the tea because I’m about to walk you through the steps of creating the best girls night ever.
This Wasn't the Place for Cockroaches
She placed the pint on the coaster in front of him. "Another hot date, huh?" she asked with a grin as he finished scribbling a note in his little black book. He smiled and nodded his head.
My 5 Top Cocktails with Dog Inspired Names
Dogs are our adorable little furry companions that we have titled as “Man’s Best Friend” and it’s true. They are so loyal and loving that we can’t imagine why anyone would abuse these adorable creatures. As someone who loves both dogs and cocktail drinks. Here are my top 5 cocktail drinks with dog inspired names.
Struck by The Night
"Hey, Hennessey." "How are you doing, Korbel?" "I'm good. You going out tonight?" "Yeah. Me and my girl, Passion, going over to Club X-Rated for a few." "Why you ask; you going out?"
In Observance of National Margarita Day
Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. The margarita is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world, however it’s hard to say definitively who created the margarita. Tales of its origin are as numerous as the variations of the drink itself.
Why You Should Always Tip Your Bartender
You may be surprised to know that full-time bartenders (unless you have an amazing owner/manager who provides a higher hourly base wage) make pretty much the entirety of their income based on the generosity of others, aka tips. That's right, our customers support our livelihood. It's not just "fun money" or extra money; it's our bills, our rent, our groceries, our medications, our doctor visits, our ability to help others - our basic necessities. For this reason alone, you should always tip your bartender.
Not My Usual
I like vodka. At least, that's what I always told people. What I really like is Smirnoff Ice -- the vodka coolers. I also like vodka when it's in mixed drinks, not just straight vodka. After the recent experience I had, I don't know if I'll be having vodka in any form for awhile.
- First Place in The Perfect Pairing Challenge
Pairing Wines to my Top Songs on Spotify Wrapped 2020.
If 2020 did one thing right, it was give us all more time to appreciate a lot of the things we often took for granted before. For me, the two main things I most definitely took for granted would have to be Spotify and fine dining.
- Second Place in The Perfect Pairing Challenge
Choose Your Own Wine-venture!
It can be difficult to make decisions, but it's something we have to do every day. What will I have for dinner? Is today the day I finally clean my car? Should I like my ex's Instagram post? A study from Cornell estimated that the average adult makes 35,000 remotely conscious choices each day. That's a lot of decisions!
The Classic Horror Fanatics Guide to Wine Pairing
Calling all classic horror fanatics and amateur wine connoisseurs! The cold season is upon us, and as you bundle up for a chilly winter in quarantine, maybe it’s time to spice up your evenings. Wine in itself is an experience and when put together with an equally interesting film, it makes for a heightened drinking and watching experience. Throwing it back to the classics that spanned the 1930’s through the early 1960’s, I’ve paired these black and white blockbusters with the most flavorful and colorful wines from the Washington state wine region.