Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars

One of my BFFs, H2, posted these awesome pics on facebook this morning – a little treat she bought herself for the season.  Whoa!  looks so cool! Unfortunately they are only available in the UK at the moment, so you’ll need some connections or pay a hefty price to get one for yourself, but at least you can start planning for next year:  http://www.drinksbythedram.com/advent-calendars/ Continue reading Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars

Olympics = Caipirinhas

Each Olympics I host an Opening Ceremony party, with the theme being whatever country is hosting.  With the fiesta kicking off in Rio this year, I grabbed a bottle of cachaça to mix up their national drink for the big night. Caipirinhas are pretty easy to make – you just need the chacaca, sugar, limes and ice. Muddle 4 lime wedges and 2 teaspoons sugar … Continue reading Olympics = Caipirinhas

Bacardi BBQ Chicken

Hosted a dinner party a couple weeks ago and put a boozy theme through all the marinades – here’s recipe #1, courtesy of Food.com, BBQ Bacardi Chicken: •1/2 cup bacardi o flavored rum •2 cups minute maid orange juice •1/4 cup soy sauce •2 oranges, zest of •2 tablespoons chopped of fresh mint •2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro •2 teaspoons minced garlic •1/2 teaspoon curry … Continue reading Bacardi BBQ Chicken

Rum Slushies

Since National Rum Day coincided with our housewarming party, what better way to celebrate than with some easy & delicious rum slushies, recipe courtesy of our friend’s the Woodruffs (thanks for sharing!): Pineapple slushy: One 48oz can of pineapple juice one de-thawed frozen can of lemonade one fifth of white rum one can of water using the frozen can of lemonade container Mix together ingredients, … Continue reading Rum Slushies

Pitcher of the week: Caipirinha

The World Cup may be over, but we can at least pretend to still be lounging poolside in Brazil with these pitchers of Caipirinhas courtesy of Martha Stewart: Ingredients 6 limes, ends trimmed, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges, then crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces 3/4 cup simple syrup 2 cups cachaca, chilled 5 cups ice 1 cup cold water Directions Place limes and simple syrup in … Continue reading Pitcher of the week: Caipirinha

a taste of Eastside Distilling

A few weeks ago I spied a Groupon Offer a distillery tour in Portland and knowing we would be stopping there for a night on our way home from Cali I snapped it up.  I had seen Burnside Bourbon up here in Seattle, but this visit provided the opportunity to check out everything else Eastside Distilling has to offer. At the tasting we got to choose … Continue reading a taste of Eastside Distilling