Tiki Time

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere tropical, Tiki time is anytime.  Those of us who do not enjoy year round sunshine tend to save our Tiki time for summer.  Lucky Seattle residents can now grab something tropical at Navy Strength located downtown where it’s sunny all the time.  Brought to you by the wonderful folks behind Rob Roy, this is the real deal!  If you have never tried authentic Tiki drinks, get your sea legs here.  Classics coupled with a rotating travel menu team up for an adventurous romp through the world of Tiki and beyond.

Two dots & a Dash and a classic Daiquiri
1934 Zombie & Mint Chutney Mojito

It’s fun to create these concoctions at home, as well.  There are many resources for finding recipes.  You can’t go wrong with Smuggler’s Cove or visit Beachbum Berry for all your tropical needs.  Just remember one key thing…FRESH ingredients make for the best cocktail!

Let Your Glassware Tell a Story

It’s all about what’s on the inside, right?  Well, we believe the outside matters too!  Choosing the correct glassware can be a bit overwhelming when pouring a cocktail at home.  Rocks, collins, old-fashioned, highball, hurricane, snifter, tiki, julep; so many choices!  This can become a bit costly if you are a purist. Good glassware can be a bit tough on the wallet.  We prefer to save our pennies for the contents of the glass!

All the glasses shown below have been acquired through garage sales, resale stores, antique stores and the like.  The beauty of this is you’re saving money, recycling something AND might have a good story to tell about the glass. Some of these were purchased on a trip to Paris and we will always have that memory.  We have purchased glassware for as low as .25 a glass.  Keep your eyes peeled for these treasures.  Be careful.   It’s addictive!

Negroni Week Just Around the Corner

Registration is open now for this year’s Negroni Week being held June 5-11, 2017.  This yearly event launched in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine and Campari is the perfect way to give back and enjoy your favorite cocktail!

Pictured below is one of the finest Negronis I have ever sipped. Courtesy of the folks at Le Mary Celeste.  Using Suedois Dolin to really add complexity to an already well rounded cocktail.