Bar Talk with Shaun Daugherty

Linda Valentine-Dean:  What is the right set up for a home bar liquor, mixers, everything.  This is for the person who occasionally entertains and does not want to rush to the store to stock up each time but instead keep the home bar stocked with standards for most tastes. Shaun Daugherty:  Hi Linda! First, let me congratulate you on being the first question we have … Continue reading Bar Talk with Shaun Daugherty

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Apollo Cocktail

Ingredients list for a perfect Friday evening; it must kick off a three day weekend, cool crisp evening air, a fire in the back yard pit and the perfect sipping sensation. Here in the Northwest, it is the last weekend of summer before school begins. Gathering friends together for great food, delicious cocktails and engaging fellowship is what an excellent long weekend is all about. … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Apollo Cocktail

Cocktail Friday; The Vegan by Shaun the Bartender

Mother Nature brings such luscious bounty in the summer months, and it’s pure pleasure to browse stands, farms and markets during this season to  choose fresh fruits and vegetables from their over flowing bins. When Shaun the Bartender posted this fresh, crisp beauty, I knew this would be our choice for Friday’s post. Vegan Cocktail 1 1/2 oz. Vodka Two Slices of Cucumber 2 – … Continue reading Cocktail Friday; The Vegan by Shaun the Bartender

A Tantalizing Rum Sensation; Banana Cow by Shaun the Bartender

As the heat wave moves in, I am  craving something cool and rum is always my first choice on a day boasting high temps.  Sinking my toes in white sandy beaches was my first thought this week, however, since that is not an option, Shaun the Bartender provides me with an alternative.  A delicious taste of the tropics.   Banana Cow 1 1/2 oz. Light … Continue reading A Tantalizing Rum Sensation; Banana Cow by Shaun the Bartender

Coffee Cocktail and a Kickstarter by Shaun the Bartender

Northwesterner’s have been feeling the chill in the air this past week, as clouds hung low and rain set in.  Drinking a hot cocktail to warm the bones on a cool summer night in front of a small backyard fire is the perfect way to finish any day, which is why my heart jumped a beat when I spied Shaun the Bartender’s tempting post.   … Continue reading Coffee Cocktail and a Kickstarter by Shaun the Bartender

Happy Hour’s Ripley Cocktail by Shaun the Bartnder

Nothing inspires me more in the summer than beverages and cuisine bursting with fresh ingredients.  Fruits and purchased at local a farmers market are perfect flavors for a delightfully cool cocktail.  That is what caught my eye on Shaun the Bartenders site this week. Ripley Cocktail 10 – 12 Fresh Red Raspberries Juice of one Lemon 1 Tsp. Sugar 2 oz. Vodka 1 oz. Triple … Continue reading Happy Hour’s Ripley Cocktail by Shaun the Bartnder

Happy Hour’s Washington Cocktail by Shaun the Bartender

Whether it’s the back yard or beach front, a seat in front of an outdoor fire and a great cocktail is the perfect way to end the day and begin the evening.  Here in the Northwest, the weather should hold for the weekend, so it’s time to gather some peeps, throw another log on the fire and whip up Shaun the Bartender’s fantastic Washington Cocktail. Washington … Continue reading Happy Hour’s Washington Cocktail by Shaun the Bartender

Cocktail Hour; Blushing Co-Ed by Shaun the Bartender

Warm days, a hot grill and a cool cocktail.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a late spring evening than relaxing in the back yard with one of Shaun the Bartender’s creative cocktails.  This delightful pre-prohibition cocktail is a bit more involved than most, but well worth the time.   He posts one each day, are you a subscriber yet?   Blushing … Continue reading Cocktail Hour; Blushing Co-Ed by Shaun the Bartender

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Nutcracker Cocktail

Each and every day Shaun posts a fabulous cocktail on his site and he graciously allows us to pull and post our fav of the week.  This cocktail caught my attention with the hint of island breezes. Coconut, pineapple, and lemon flavors in a  rum and cognac drink turns ordinary in to summer magic. Nutcracker Cocktail Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons 1 1/2 oz. Coconut flavored … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Nutcracker Cocktail

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Cuban Martini

Holiday weekends are a fantastic way to connect with friends and family that we seem to lose touch with during the regular work weeks.  While we will be enjoying the company of loved ones, we will not forget what this holiday, Memorial Day is set aside for.   The remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Cuban Martini