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May 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Watch Liberty’s Andrew Friedman turn liquor bottles into cocktail glasses

[do action="brightcove-video" videoid="3055059830001"/] For a drink geek, one of the great joys of  drinking at Liberty is guessing where the glassware comes from. Often, your cocktail or bourbon pour is served in a collins glass or other vessel that, in its previous life, was a whiskey or gin bottle. I asked Liberty bar owner Andrew Friedman to show…

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May 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Seattle bars getting Moscow Mule mugged

The most stolen item  in Seattle area bars, like this one at Ba Bar. (Photo by Tan Vinh / The Seattle Times)

The most stolen ware in Seattle area bars, like this one at Ba Bar. (Photo by Tan Vinh / The Seattle Times)

Some local watering holes may need to install metal detectors for those on the way out of the bar. Or at the very least relegate the new hire to copper-mug patrol duty. Or maybe train their doormen in the fine art of sniffing out copperware being spirited away, hidden in purses and trench coats.

Maybe a Moscow Mule user fee is in order.

I’m only half-joking because the theft of those lovely tankards is getting absurd. Seattle-area cocktail spots have lost as much as $1,000 worth of these vintage mugs.

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Comments | Topics: Ba Bar, Canon, cocktails