Pour

One Beer, One Wine and One Cocktail for October

This month’s imbibing agenda

10/01/2014 With Sean P. Sullivan By Allecia Vermillion

Super Booze

The Nosh Pit Super Bowl Drinking Game

Because your liver won't get this kind of workout again until next season.

01/30/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Whiskey Watch

First Look: Westland Distillery

Seattle's newest distillery is in SoDo and open for public tours.

10/01/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Slideshow

First Look: Westland Distillery is Open in SoDo

Seattle's newest distillery is open for public tours.

10/01/2013

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Artusi's Adam Fortuna

"It was like deleted scenes from 'Kill Bill'—blood, glass, and roses in slow motion."

09/16/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: Indian Food Edition

Shanik premiered a new happy hour menu last week, but it's not alone.

08/08/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Article

A New Chapter in Washington Hard Cider

Fire Barrel Cider was Drew Zimmerman’s pride and joy. Now he’s bestowing his product (and his trees) to Finnriver Farm.

12/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Vessel Reopens as a Cocktail Geekout Heaven

The vaunted cocktail haunt that shuttered in December 2010 makes its long-awaited return in a new space at Seventh and Olive.

07/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

That’s Amaro

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

01/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Web Exclusive

Locavore Libations

Local bartenders share cocktail recipes featuring Washington State craft liquors.

11/18/2011

Article

A Guide to Washington’s Craft Distilleries

A change in the liquor laws has started a boom in craft distilleries across Washington State. We surveyed them all to find out who’s making what and where to get it.

11/18/2011 By Jessica Voelker and Brian Colella

Article

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.

07/22/2011 By Andrew Bohrer

Article

Tie One On

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

03/17/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Article

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.

11/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Article

Kombucha Culture

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

10/11/2010 By Alexandra Notman

Article

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

09/15/2010 By Paul Clarke

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.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Article

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.

05/11/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Article

Lovely Rita

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

04/16/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Article

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.

03/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker