Gin and Tonic (August 13, 2021)

Gin and tonics on the porch - the classic summertime drink.

What can we say that we haven’t already said about the classic G&T? Great for summer. Familiar. Light and refreshing. Perfect for the porch – go light on the conversation. Enjoyed on August 13, 2021

Dirty Martini (August 11, 2021)

This dirty martini features a bay leaf as a garnish, in addition to the usual olives.

Elizabeth’s good friend Nick, with the green thumb, has been involved in more than one of our happy hours this week. Well, it’s more accurate to say that the fruits of his labor have made their way into our drinks. Witness The Adventures of Huckleberry Vin and the Hood Canal Gin and Tonic! This time,…

Heat Wave Gin and Tonic

A classic gin and tonic sits on a porch rail, next to a can of tonic water.

Folks, this one gets a fun name, but there’s nothing unusual about this gin and tonic – except for the temperature outside. Seattle had its second major heat wave, but this one was nothing compared to the one last month. Thankfully, we only made it to the mid-90s this time (but that’s still a lot…

Hood Canal Lemonhead

These cocktails are served over ice, with shreds of muddled mint, and large mint sprigs for garnish.

These fun cocktails come in fun glasses, courtesy of Elizabeth’s college friends! We went to visit them at their place in Hood Canal, near Seattle and made these drinks one evening. They were very lemon-centric, with Limoncello, citrus juice, and actual lemonade. We used mint from the garden – twice – and enjoyed a happy…

Hood Canal Gin and Tonic

The Hood Canal Gin and Tonic adds lemon mint as an ingredient, in addition to the classic limes.

While visiting Elizabeth’s college friends at their place on Hood Canal, on the Olympic Peninsula, we indulged in some gin and tonics. Nick has an extraordinarily green thumb, and grows all types of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. He calls it “edible landscaping.” He also composts assiduously, and I love it. For this evening’s cocktails, we…

Lemony Snicket

The Lemony Snicket is served in a martini glass with a lime garnish.

This cocktail was summer and very lemony, but almost to the point of making your mouth pucker. Elizabeth really likes a citrusy drink, and I love lemons, but this may have been perhaps a little too lemon-forward. I made it myself and felt some pressure to not waste the limoncello, which was a gift, or…

Gin and Tonic (August 3, 2021)

Three gin and tonics sit beside a covered plate of food on the porch.

We enjoyed these cocktails and treats on the front porch with our friend Leili. When they came out, we both said “The Classic”. For sure, this is the quintessential summer drink. Enjoyed August 3, 2021

National Nordic Museum Auction Skål

While attending the National Nordic Museum’s live virtual auction, it was only appropriate that we poured a Swedish gin while we listened to the auction bell ring, ring, ring! The gin is full of botanicals, and is special; we only use it for special occasions. The small glasses are delightfully ad hoc, and the fresh…

Whitehaven Mansions

Whitehaven Mansions is a sophisticated drink, with a light foam and elegant mint garnish.

As I’ve mentioned, we’ve really gotten into Agatha Christie’s Poirot adaptations during the pandemic. Since we really appreciate a themed cocktail, as well as a challenge, tonight’s project was to make a drink that Hercule Poirot would also enjoy. Here’s our Agatha Christie-inspired cocktail. Poirot doesn’t drink very often, but the guiding light here was…

All-Quaranteam Cocktails!

The four quaranteam cocktails - two the same, and two with different garnishes and glasses.

For the first time during this pandemic, The Pandemic Pub presents…an evening of cocktails for the entire quaranteam! That’s right – it’s two for adults, one for a child, and one for a dog. Enjoyed on April 25, 2021