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Wait, What?

One of the Country’s Only Shochu Distilleries Is in Seattle

SoDo Spirits has been hiding in plain sight since 2009.

  • By Genie Leslie
  • Published 05/30/2014
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Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: 611 Supreme's Cameron George

"A savior for a few semi-popsicled pedestrians."

  • By Sara Hendrickson
  • Published 12/09/2013
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Booze News

Sun Liquor Takes to the Skies

The Capitol Hill distillery recently started bottling for Alaska Airlines. Here’s how to make the most of the beverage cart and drink local 30,000 feet up.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/01/2013
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Distillery Tastings this Saturday at The Foundry

Sample over 40 local spirits this weekend with Proof Washington in SoDo.

  • By Rachel Breiwick
  • Published 06/14/2013
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That’s Amaro

Mike Easton of Il Corvo works with Capitol Hill’s Oola Distillery to bottle and sell amaro.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/25/2012
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Tiki Cocktails Return

The return of tiki cocktails lets us escape to a place where the shirts are silly and the drinks are seriously delicious. Find devoted disciples mixing those drinks at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Bar, Moshi Moshi, and Rob Roy.

  • By Andrew Bohrer
  • Published 07/22/2011
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Tie One On

Where to sample the best of Seattle’s new crop of spirits, grappas, and bitters.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 03/17/2011
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Not Your Grandma’s Punch

Bartenders like Alison Sever of the Local Vine on Capitol Hill are rediscovering real sherry—the stuff made in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain. Here, her recipe for the Local Vine’s Bombay punch, perfect for a holiday party.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 11/15/2010
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Kombucha Culture

Fans of fermented tea are brewing their own at home with the help of Chris Joyner, owner of local kombucha brand CommuniTea.

  • By Alexandra Notman
  • Published 10/11/2010
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Still Secret

There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website homedistiller.org, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an

  • By Paul Clarke
  • Published 09/15/2010
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Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 09/14/2010
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A Friend in Mead

Honey wine has been giving us a buzz since before recorded history, and thanks to mead-making operations like Sky River Brewing, it still tastes good.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 05/11/2010
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Lovely Rita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: a savory twist on a Mexican American classic at La Casa Azul.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 04/16/2010


A Cherry on Top

Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 03/15/2010
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The Plastic Oh-No Ban

Will Zig Zag Café survive on a cash-only policy?

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 02/17/2010
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Ginger Beer Is the Bomb

Homemade ginger brew makes for delicious cocktails. Seattle bartender Jamie Boudreau shares recipes and tips.

  • By Christopher Werner
  • Published 01/25/2010
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Coffee with a Kick

Booze-infused coffee shops—open early, late, and in between.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/14/2009
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Holiday Spirit

Consider these two approaches to making eggnog: the old family recipe that ferments in the garage, and a contemporary recipe from Kathy Casey.

  • By Jess Thomson
  • Published 11/17/2009
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Secret Service

Speakeasy-style bars Knee High, Bathtub Gin, and Tavern Law find hush-hush brings big buzz.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 10/23/2009
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The Seattle Freeze

Bartenders at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Lounge, Barrio, the new Tavern Law, and Vessel are stone-cold serious about ice.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 07/17/2009
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