Doesn’t he remember that his boys beat the Saints 34-7 last month? Look at him, a bundle of nerves. Somebody, get this man a drink. Better yet, make him one. The request line is open. You get to play bartender. For our Weekend Plus cover story, we commissioned local bartenders to create drinks inspired by More
Category: happy hour
Beastronessey by Tommy Stearns of Suite 410 Bar in downtown Seattle 1 ounce Hennessey VS 1 ounce Patron Añejo 1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse 1/2 ounce apple juice 1/4 ounce maple syrup Shake and Strain into a bucket glass, add fresh ice and garnish with a Granny Smith apple twist.More
You Mad, Bro? by Casey Robison of Barrio Mint sprigs, tamped 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao 1/4 ounce agave syrup (2 to 1 ratio of agave to water) 1/4 ounce float of green chartreuse Shake and fine strain into a bucket glass, and fill with crushed ice Add 1oz soda water, and float the chartreuse on top.More
Russellmania by Jason Finn, former bartender and drummer for The Presidents of the United States of America 1 ounce Oola vodka 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Garnish with lime wheel dipped in sugar and espresso grounds. ”Chew on lime wheel, take shot. Man up.”More
Hauschka Sour by Jeshua Madden of the Gerald 1 1/2 ounces Sun Liquor Gun Club gin 3/4 ounce lime 3/4 ounce sour apple liqueur 1/2 ounce Art in the Age sage liqueur 1/4 ounce simple syrup 1 Egg white Sage leaf garnish Put all the ingredients into a mixing glass and shake hard for ten seconds without ice. Then add the ice and shake…More
The Maple Caper by Cale Green of Sun Liquor 1 ounce Sun Liquor Barrel Aged Rum 1 ounce bourbon 1 ounce Grade-A maple syrup 1 ounce heavy cream Whole egg Combine ingredients and shake without ice or whisk them together to consolidate (at least 20 seconds). Add ice and give another long shake (at least another 20 seconds) to chill. Strain into…More
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Surprise of surprises, I’m raising my hand. And I found a good excuse. Thursday is Repeal Day, marking 80 years of legal drinking. Cocktail geeks and dudes with ironic mustaches may not know much about history, but they all seem to know that Dec. 5, 1933 was when the US repealed the 18th Amendment, re-allowing the consumption of alcohol.
With the cocktail renaissance, many bars now celebrate Repeal Day by throwing parties and getting patrons to dress up in 1930s garb. Though Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been the driving force behind the Repeal Day celebration — which has caught on nationwide — in Seattle, dozens of bars will extend happy hour, offer discount drinks and concoct other specials to mark the occasion. Below are some events:More
For the last three Christmases, if you were as crazy as me, you waited in line in front of Sun Liquor, a line that stretched three-blocks before this Capitol Hill bar even opened. All for a cup of Sun Liquor’s famous aged eggnog.More
I’m struck by how often I hear bartenders say their favorite cocktail menu is the one they put out in the fall. The palates here tend to favor big, bitter drinks and whiskey, they say. And this cold, damp weather is ideal for that flavor profile.
Look who’s back. The city’s most beloved bartender Murray Stenson will start working at Il Bistro next week.
He is scheduled to work Sundays and Mondays. If you can’t wait to catch up with him, Stenson will be floating around Il Bistro in the next few days to chat with the staff and get reacquainted with this old bar at Pike Place Market. So you’ll likely see him behind the bar a few hours this week.More