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Holiday Cocktails

If you’re like so many of us you have relatives in town. Or maybe you are the relative who has come to town. So much together time calls for a little something extra. Here is a way to start holiday morning off right (and it will make that cooking feel so much easier!) Cranberry Whiskey [...]

The History of the Old Fashioned

History of the Old Fashioned You've probably heard of an Old Fashioned. In fact, if you were a fan of Mad Men's Don Draper I'm sure you have, since it happens to be his drink of choice. However, the Old Fashioned has been around much, much longer than the 1960's of Don Drapers world. And [...]

Last Call – Tangerine Vodka Sale

LAST CALL!!! Our Tangerine vodka is moving quickly online and out of our tasting rooms! As a quick reminder our the HDC Tangerine Vodka is having a fantastic sale this month. Buy any regular priced bottle and you can purchase the HDC Tangerine Vodka for on $15+ tax (Oregon locaiton excluded) So what do you [...]

July Tangerine Vodka Sale

During the month of July we are celebrating the last of our HDC Tangerine Vodka. If you haven't tried it before make sure you head to one of our tasting rooms. It is light and refreshing and perfect to make a wonderful summer cool down drink. During July if you buy any regular priced bottle [...]

Floradora History and Recipe

This month one of our most popular Bevanda’s and HDC Waterfront is the Florodora. Might we even say it’s ‘scandalously’ good? Because the Florodora has quite the scandalous past.   The name comes from the very first successful Broadway play from 1901 called, of course, Florodora. The show featured six beautiful ladies who took the New […]

The Classic Mint Julep

There is no better way to watch the Kentucky Derby than by channeling your inner Churchill Downs and having a Mint Julep in your hand. The Mint Julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby over a century ago when they made it a signature drink and sold it for .75 cents in a […]

Easter Cocktails Heritage Style!

Easter was another one of those holidays that, when I was little, I couldn’t wait to get up early for. I remember one time getting up super early and coming upon my dad sitting at the table. In front of him was a pen and a half written letter to ME from the Easter Bunny. […]

A bit of St. Patrick’s Day History

Up until this very moment I always thought that the four leaf clover was the lucky clover associated with St. Patrick’s Day- wrong! Before I wrote this post I thought I would do a little research on the history of St. Patrick’s Day. I knew it was a day to celebrate being Irish (or wishing […]

Peter’s Tex Mex in Chengdu, China

Justin and I just got back from an awesome trip to the Sichuan province of China. We went with the World Trade Center Tacoma and the Tacoma Chamber as part of a delegation trip to start working on moving HDC into the global market. We had a plethora of great meetings and awesome meals including […]

A Chinese New Year Cocktail Recipe: Fortunella

Whatever the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat has to bring, this cocktail will prepare you for it – hopefully it’s fortune, luck, and prosperity.  We named this cocktail Fortunella because that is part of the latin name for the kumquat tree, and because the root of the word is fortune which goes with Chinese New Year […]