We are thrilled and honored to announce that our Craft Cocktail Techniques Class has been named “Best Friend Date” in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2014! We hope that this will allow us to share our passion for making great cocktails at home with an even greater audience.
We also want to mention that the hands-on nature of our class requires that we limit the number of participants so that we can give everybody the attention and feedback that they need. The unfortunate result is that they sell out fast! In response to the Best of Boston mention, we have added 5 more classes to our schedule over the next several months so more folks can participate. Please check our web site for dates and availability. And thank you so much for your ongoing support and for letting us share our love of cocktails with you!
We’ll be closed and filling our faces with chocolate, candy & egg cocktails.
Reopening Monday, the 22nd, with our standard hours. 11AM to 7pm
No matter how you celebrate, please have a Happy Easter!
It’s coming down here fast – we’re closing to keep everyone safe & warm.
See you Thursday!
Holiday Hours & Shipping Deadlines are posted here.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or for more information.
Due to Winter Storm Nemo coming to town, we’re going to close the store Friday and Saturday for the safety of our crew and customers.
Hope you get a chance to relax at home, stay warm and sip on a cocktail. (I’m going to enjoy a bottled, carbonated Negroni I’ve been working on.)
Be safe out there!
P.S. That also means any web orders submitted won’t be picked and packed until early next week. Sorry for the delay!
Christmas ordering deadlines
The holidays are upon us! Please refer to the dates below to determine when you need to place your order to receive it in time for the holidays. Christmas deliveries are based on shipments arriving by Monday, December 24th. Deadlines include the time that it takes us to pack everything up and get it out the door.
Please note, under the “peak-season service guarantees” UPS only guarantees Air Service delivery dates during the holiday season.
When in doubt, send us an email or give us a call at the store @ 617-718-2999, and we can help you choose the service that will get your order to you on time.
||Last Day to Order
||Sat, Dec 15th
|3 Day Select
||Tue, Dec 18th
|2 Day Air
||Wed, Dec 19th
|Next Day Air
||Thu, Dec 20th
After over a year of planning and work, our new website is live! (Ain’t it purty?)
I’m going to take a break and imbibe a beverage, but look for some updates pointing out some of the cool stuff we’ve done and some of the folks we can thank for it.
In the meanwhile, poke around and tell us what you think.
Those who’ve known Amann for years, like Adam Lantheaume of The Boston Shaker cocktail supply shop in Somerville, who will carry the book, say its blend of fun flirtatiousness and attention to quality show that she was the ideal candidate for the job.
“I think the book is a hoot. When she told me she was doing it, it just felt perfect. I couldn’t have picked a better person,” he said. “Having Kitty do it tells me thought has gone not just into the names and art but the ingredients and proportions, too. For me, it’s like, let’s not take ourselves so seriously, let’s have a little fun.”
Want something a little fun – check out Kitty’s book – The Screaming Orgasm: 69 X-Rated Cocktails. Hope to have her in soon for a signing too!
Check out Luke O’Neil’s whole article, X-rated cocktails show the saucier side of getting sauced, on Boston.com.
Here’s my favorite quote:
Tequila, whiskey and other 80-proof or higher dry spirits form the base of a cocktail — what chicken, beef or fish are to the omnivore’s dinner plate. Liqueurs and amari, from low-proof aperitifs like Aperol to full-strength digestives like Fernet Branca, are accents, the equivalent of flavorful sauces. Citrus, vermouth, fortified wine or a carbonated mixer like tonic water are sides rounding out the meal. Aromatic bitters, like Angostura or Peychaud’s, are the salt and pepper of a drink, integrating the mixture and accentuating flavors.
Totally digging the Summer drinks recipe generator/finder too!
via How Bartenders Use Liqueurs and Bitters – NYTimes.com.