As Portland melts into early summer, we’ve been looking for any excuse to celebrate the flavors of spring. The drink is fun to make, and substitutions are easy — if you can’t get Oregon-made spirits, check out your local distilleries and use some of their products instead!
Over on our sister site Offbeat Bride, we’ve featured some drool-worthy recipes to inspire your DIY bar, signature drinks, or to suggest to your bar service.
“I have officially lost all of my reusable water bottles. I wanna buy something with personality — glass, plastic, metal, whatevs — I want it to be cute and fun.” Luckily I have a OPINIONS on reusable water bottles. They have to be BPA-Free, have personality, and be easy to drink from. Some of these are water bottles I own, have owned, or want to own…
I’ve finally made preserved cherry blossoms — both the sweet and salty cherry blossoms — to serve them with sparkling wine at a party. Here’s how I preserved the cherry blossoms…
Normally hooch production requires sterilization, air locks, and large vats of fermenting liquids. Depending on what you want to make, it also involves a small chemistry set of sulfite, ph testing strips, a hydrometer, and more. Juice hooch is perfect for the newbie, because it only requires a bottle of juice, a balloon, and a packet of yeast.
I was at a small house party recently where the owners of said small house had the coolest freaking party accessory ever — a counter-top-height cooler on wheels. It was compact, it was brightly colored, it had a bottle opener built in, and it was full of booze… it was beautiful and I want one. So now I’m on the hunt for a best outdoor party accessory ever. Grab a cold on and join me?
As a former barista, little strikes me as more wasteful than the gigantic piles of coffee straws, stir sticks, and spoons that reliably accompany every warm beverage display. Many coffee and tea drinkers don’t realize that by simply rearranging the order in which one mixes a drink, it’s possible to never need a stirrer and still enjoy a perfectly mixed cup o’ whatever. It’s all in the swirl!