The Scofflaw

Welcome to the first guest post by Natalie Migliarini of!  Natalie is a mixologist, cocktail stylist, photographer, and recipe developer based out of Seattle, WA.  Her passion is discovering new and creative ways to use booze.  Her specialty is creating fabulous cocktails with seasonal ingredients.  She believes that every occasion begins and ends with a beautiful drink.  I saw her lovely pictures of her cocktail creations and knew I wanted to share her lovely pictures with my readers. And better yet – she calls Seattle home, which is also home to more than 40 craft distillers! So it was a natural fit that she create cocktails with the spirits she has so close at hand.  Each month, Natalie will showcase a craft spirit in one of her gorgeous creations, so make sure to check back for the latest one!  You can also follow her on Twitter or check her out on Instagram. [Read more…]

Hot Toddy recipe

For most of the country, the weather outside has moved from frightful to “F this”.  In the spirit of keeping you warm AND drinking (but please, don’t go outside after drinking – even more dangerous than usual and I like my readers alive and warm), check out this classic recipe for a hot toddy.  There are a zillion variations, I’ve even seen ones with tequila.  The basics are: [Read more…]

‘Shine Drop

This is courtesy of Manzanita Distilling Company – keep an eye out for their award-winning moonshine!  (and some awesome orange vodka, more on that later):


  • 1 part Manzanita Moonshine
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Shake together with ice, strain into a raw sugar-rimmed glass. Top with a cherry.


Moscow Mule

As seen on AMC’s Mad Men, the Moscow Mule has been gaining in popularity. [Read more…]

Whiskey Ginger

To get you started, try a refreshing whiskey drink, the Big Ginger:

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