Closed Feb 8th & 9th!

We’re closed Friday & Saturday due to the blizzard. Continue

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!

Cheers,

Adam

P.S. That also means any web orders submitted won’t be picked and packed until early next week. Sorry for the delay!

Last Day to Order – Christmas 2012

Here’s a handy chart to know when to order to have your goodies by Christmas Eve. Continue

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.

Delivery Service Last Day to Order
Ground Sat, Dec 15th
3 Day Select Tue, Dec 18th
2 Day Air Wed, Dec 19th
Next Day Air Thu, Dec 20th

We’re live!

Welcome to our new website! Continue

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.

2012 Holiday Hours

For the month of December we’re open extended hours for the the holiday season. Continue

Holiday Hours (The month of December)

Monday – Friday: 11-8
Saturday: 11-8
Sunday: 11-6

Holidays and Early Closings:

Date Weekday Description Hours
11/21 Wed Day before Thanksgiving 12-6
11/24 Thu Thanksgiving! CLOSED
11/25 Fri Black Friday 12-7
12/24 Sat Christmas Eve 11-5
12/25 Sun Christmas Day CLOSED
12/26 Mon Day after Christmas CLOSED
12/31 Sat New Year’s Eve 11-5
1/1 Sun New Year’s Day CLOSED

X-rated cocktails show the saucier side of getting sauced – Boston.com

Yay Kitty! Those who’ve known Amann for years say her new book’s blend of fun flirtatiousness and attention to quality show that she was the ideal candidate for the job. Continue

Kirsten Amann

Yay Kitty!

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.

How Bartenders Use Liqueurs & Bitters | NYTimes.com

Jim Meehan does it again. A fantastic article. Totally digging the Summer drinks recipe generator/finder too!
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How Bartenders Use Liqueurs and Bitters - NYTimes.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.

Sipping on a Sunset, Italy in Mind – NYTimes.com

Like Aperol? Us too! (And apparently a lot of other folks as well.) Continue

Sipping on a Sunset, Italy in Mind - NYTimes.com

Like Aperol? Us too! (And apparently a lot of other folks as well.)

But for the time being, we live in the world of Aperol, a slightly bitter, go-down-easy Italian aperitif that has found its way into bartenders’ flutes and highball glasses from Los Angeles to London.

Check out the whole writeup, and links to Aperol food and cocktail recipes at Sipping on a Sunset, Italy in Mind – NYTimes.com.

Chill Out with Tovolo’s King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray | America’s Test Kitchen – The Feed

The cubes look impressive, but more importantly, they kept our drinks from tasting watered-down. Continue

ATK - Tovolo King Cube

As always, a thorough test and write up from ATK. This is one of the author’s (and our) favorite parts:

The cubes look impressive, but more importantly, they kept our drinks from tasting watered-down. Over the course of 30 minutes, the Tovolo’s cubes only added 36 percent more liquid to our drink, less than any other ice cube tray we’ve tested.

Please check out the whole review here – Chill Out with Tovolo’s King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray | The Feed.

Check out the Tovolo King Cube Trays – at our online shop.