10 out of 10 When I was growing up, I learned about the past of my family. We can trace lines into Wales, Ireland and Italy, all from different grandparents. I believe that the Italian lines are what show the most in our family. I grew up with this focus on La Familia that follows me … Continue reading Indigo Tries Bailey’s Irish Cream!
10 out of 10 This drink is robbed directly from the menu of The Melting Pot, and I am not sorry about it, because they named it something as stupid as "The Love Martini." Earlier this year, my platonic life partner went to The Melting Pot with her coworkers and they had a great time. … Continue reading Indigo Tries the Love Martini!
8 out of 10 So it's holiday season! And under normal circumstances, we would barf at the idea of putting an egg in our alcohol (unless it's a gin fizz, then it's classy and nuanced). However, once Christmas rolls around, we start popping eggs and cream into every glass of bourbon. Because its ChRiStMaS!!! Now … Continue reading Indigo Tries Eggnog and Rum!
10 out of 10. Tastes great but also will get you hammered. If you like apple pie or whiskey, this drink is for you. So a long long time ago, I liked to hang out with some back-woods folks. I use folks with that spelling on purpose. They are (to my knowledge) about as cis-het-normative … Continue reading Indigo Tries a Washington Apple!
4 out of 10 Retails for about $10/6-pack. 5.5% alcohol by volume. So guys. I have a problem with cider. Wait, no. I mean a solution. I have a great solution to the problem. The problem is not enough cider. The solution is, apparently, my liquor cabinet. Which always has cider. I'm not allowed to … Continue reading Indigo Tries Angry Orchard Stone Dry!
8.5 out of 10 Would recommend if you like non-alcoholic apple cider. Retails for about $9 for a 6-pack. More information can be found on the Angry Orchard Website. I have to face the facts. I have an obsession with hard cider. It's like a plague in my fridge. I always have it on hand. … Continue reading Indigo Tries Cinnful Apple!
10 out of 10 Would recommend for anyone who likes sweeter drinks. Across the nation, folks who attend Renaissance Festivals enjoy cider of some kind. Over at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Angry Orchard is the brand of choice. However, at many others, Woodchuck is the go-to. It's mentioned by several bands in the Renaissance circuit. … Continue reading Indigo Tries Woodchuck Cider!
9 out of 10 Retails for about $23 for 750ml. Find more information here. Would recommend for anyone who likes Gin. Period. In my lifetime, I have tasted as many types of gin I can get my grubby little hands on. I have tried everything from Seagrams up to Bombay Saffire. I experimented with gin … Continue reading Indigo Tries Tanqueray!
9 out of 10 Would recommend for anyone who enjoys suave drinks. That's right. Suave. More information can be found here. 5% ABV. Retails for about $10 for a 6-pack. Strongbow is a name in Cider that I've heard many things about. Most people agree that it is a high-class cider. It's got a fancy … Continue reading Indigo Tries Strongbow Honey!
8 out of 10 Would recommend for anyone who likes refreshing drinks. Also serves as a fantastic substitute for beer. Angry Orchard has it's orchard in Walden, NY. However, it's packaging plants are in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Tours can be booked at the NY location (can you say "dream vacation"). There's more information here. Angry … Continue reading Indigo Tries Angry Orchard Crisp Apple!