Tuesday, May 24, 2011

As Praias Desertas


We're still on hiatus.. planning the last Winter Sports of the season and working on the new recipe and photo book.  50 original cocktail recipes from the last two seasons, and nearly 500 of Josh's beautiful photographs.. I'm looking forward to finishing it and getting it out there!  Here are some photos from the last night.  See you all soon.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Tomorrow Night

Episode Five.

Tomorrow night is 2011's fifth episode of Winter Sports.  Hope everyone can make it out!  As always, we've got a menu of four new drinks for the evening.. and in keeping with the weather we've been having, the menu this month reads like a rollercoaster ride up and down the liquor cabinet.  I won't spoil the surprise too much, but here's a preview:

Natura & Futurisme.  Cynar and Cointreau in crushed ice, not too much and not too little, topped with a little spring growth of mint.

..Also, if you see Seth tomorrow night, be sure to wish him bon voyage and an awesome next chapter.  Brother is moving to New York City this week, and this is his last weekend in town!  So let's do it up!  See you tomorrow.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deep-Rooted Gilt.

Episode IV, Tomorrow Night.

Please join us tomorrow night for the 4th installment of the 2010-2011 season of Winter Sports..  it will be good to see everyone!  All of that cold and love in February needs to be balanced out by some warmth and dangerousness.  To that end we've got some amazing new drinks.. here are two of them.

The Desperate Measure.  Keeping warm while you sweet-talk your way in on a cold night.   Courvoisier and some Italian Amaros served neat with an orange twist.  

Blonde Redhead.  Like a fetish for shoegazing.  A glass of Champagne meets Maraschino and Port, served tall with a slice of blood orange.

See you tomorrow night!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thank You for January

Winter Sports, Season II, January.  All Photos by Josh Umami.  Thank You All!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011



Your stylish presence in requested at my place on Saturday night, January 22nd, for third episode of Winter Sports this season.

For anyone new to this thing, Winter Sports is a seasonal bar that I started in my house to fight off the blues and greys of Seattle winter.  As always, this month we have four new cocktail recipes and a selection of Winter Sports "classics" from last years' games.  Great drinks, music, and beautiful people..  can't ask for anything more.  

This month we'll also be trying something new that I'm really excited about:  WE'RE GOING TO COUNT THE DRINKS WE MAKE.  Yes!  Periodically we may shout out how many Ted and the crew have mixed up.. and hope for a milestone.  Like, 500 drinks!  Or, since that may kill Ted, how about we start by aiming for 100? 

As always, Ted will be manning the bar, with the help of Josh and Sara, and Josh will also continue taking those amazing photos of his.  We continue to be able to operate on donations, so keep that in mind as you work your way down the menu!  Suggested donation is like 20$, but hey, we don't discriminate, alright?

I'll send out more updates as we finalize the menu and finish up our prep. Hope to see you all Saturday night!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Sports Thanks You

Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night!  It was an amazing crowd, and we all had a great time.  Soon soon soon Josh will post his (and Seth's) incredible pictures from last night, but until then, I at least wanted to put the full menu up.  For all of your holiday liquor needs.  (We all have those, right?? Or am I the only one?)

The Gilded Age.  A generous shot of Lillet tempered by a bit of Chartreuse and balanced with Bubbles and some muddled mint, on the rocks.

The Savant.  Cynar, Gin, Mint, and Tarragon shaken with ice, topped with Prosecco and an Orange twist.  Served like champagne.

Missing Persons.  This was easily the drink of the night, according to Ted and Josh.  A deceptive mixture of Cointreau,  Sake, Bubbles, and Soda, with a bit of Mint and Lime thrown in for good measure.  Served on the rocks.

Conservatory.  Ransom Gin, Cointreau, a dash of Cognac, Lemon, and a Cinnamon Stick.  And hot, like a well-travelled tottie, you know?

Sara also somehow found the time to invent a new drink during the party.. those here for the second half may've gotten to taste the aptly named Fucking Fantastic.  If you didn't, don't worry, I have a hunch it will fill the shoes left by last year's French Ginger, and return again and again as our off-menu drink of choice.

Many thanks to everyone who made it out last night!  We'll see you in 2011.  Twenty Eleven.  

Saturday, December 11, 2010



Your stylish presence is requested.

Tonight's menu aint quite done yet, but we have some amazing drinks that only lack... drinkers.  No, they just lack names.  So here are some unnamed descriptions to whet your palette.

The Gilded Age.  Unknown Pleasures.   Lillet cut with Chartreuse and Boodles Gin.  Served with a little bit of Mint.
????????  Like an Alchemist's Daughter.  Cynar mixes with Champagne, Mint, Tarragon, and a twist of Orange for some black magic
???????  Refreshing but deceptively strong.. Champagne amended with cointreau and sake.
???????  It's a Hot House.  Ransom Gin, Cointreau, and a dash of Cognac come together with lemon and a cinnamon stick, served hot!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Season II, Episode II

Saturday, December 11.

This season's second installment of Winter Sports commences this Saturday night at 9.   Hope to see you all there! 

I'll be posting the menu soon!  This month we've got a return to Lillet, a little love letter to Cynar, a hot Ransom drink, and a timemachine to the summer with Cointreau, lime, and mint.  Details soon!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Season II Opening Ceremonies

Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You.

Josh's photos from last night coming soon..