World Backup Day 2014
Lower your stress by managing those incoming streams 2014
my introduction to the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail 2014
Also in Seattle, thanks to the team at Tavern Law we were introduced to Andrew Bohrer's smoky wonder the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail, (sometimes shortened to the "John Cameron"). Ardbeg in a shim? Oh my goodness yes!
some great new shims 2014
We've been encountering some great new shims lately. The menus at San Francisco restaurants TBD and Coachman both have exciting low-proof options, as well as delicious food.
Happy Discardia! 2014
Shims on the coast 2014
[Photos by Mum Jinx]
I gave a presentation on The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in the afternoon at Coast Library. Alas, due to a complaint from a modern-day Puritan we could not give samples of even the lowest proof of cocktails, so the attendees just got to taste Luxardo cherries. Despite the sample setback, the event was a success and the small crowd enthusiastic.
There were great questions, including one on the history of an obscure drink or possibly dessert or possibly both, the Knickerbocker Glory, which I'm researching in the picture below.
It was very windy but lovely on the way back to my folks' house.
That evening I was able to provide a private sample to thank my parents for their help with the event.
River's End 2014
A lovely stop on the way north this evening!
Photo by Mum Jinx.
my own distractions 2014
A morning angle on shims from The Kitchn 2014
spend more and drink less 2014
"Nowadays, I spend more and drink less: alcohol consumption is a luxury for me, so I do it in style." - Jim Meehan
Duff's Vermouth Institute 2014
The difference between fortified wine, vermouth, and quinquinas 2014
Hello, China! 2014
Art of the Shim, Kelly's photo, @smisif's drink, Christina's hands in DRiNK