January 1, 2018

We have some pretty tasty neighbors at our downtown Seattle restaurant, not least among them the incredible Copperworks Distilling. The craft distillery makes spirits from premium malted barley, primarily grown in Washington state, in traditional Scottish copper stills which were hand-built by expert coppersmiths in the highlands of Scotland. And, they also do all of…

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June 5, 2017

Recently, beverage director Amanda Reed was thinking spring drinking and Beaujolais—the light, red-fruited, gamay from France—came to mind. If the flavors of fresh strawberries and earthy mushrooms work so beautifully in those wines, she imagined they’d work well in a cocktail too. So, she added some grassy rhum agricole and savory fennel and a fresh…

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January 11, 2017

It’s the New Year, new resolutions have been made, and many of us are taking a sober look at the world. Or, at the very least, at our glasses. Whether you’re going dry for January or just want something refreshing yet alcohol-free, Beverage Director Amanda Reed has a decadent solution: a shrub drink. A shrub…

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