Saturday, October 21, 2017

Recipe: Treaty of Tordesillas (a.k.a. “Your Half”)

July 13, 2012 by  
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The Treaty of Tordesillas is an original Boozenik cocktail, mixing rum from the Spanish side, and cachaça from the Portuguese side, of the treaty divide.


Recipe: Around Cape Horn

April 13, 2012 by  
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The Around Cape Horn is an original Boozenik cocktail, mixing South American favorites cachaça and pisco which are rapidly growing in popularity world-wide .


Recipe: Pomegranate Gumdrop

February 13, 2012 by  
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Having picked up some Pama Pomegranate Liqueur for some Champagne cocktails, pseudo Jack Rose cocktails, and other experiments, I started wandering further afield with the flavor combinations and came up with this new cocktail using the pomegranate flavor.


Recipe: Vinn Baijiu Sour

November 28, 2011 by  
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When presented with a new spirit, there’s occasionally a struggle to hit a “right” cocktail for the spirit. But as unusual a spirit as the Vinn Baijiu is, something about the nose reminded me of a quebranta pisco, oddly enough. But that was enough to inspired exploring around the Pisco Sour, and with some minor tweaks, I bring you the Baijiu Sour.


To the Boudoir

February 13, 2011 by  
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ms. Boozenik and I created a romantic dessert cocktail, somewhat reminiscent of a dark chocolate cherry truffle with a pinch of sea salt.


Slab Town Limited

November 5, 2010 by  
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This cocktail is a variant of the Red Hook, and rather than Slab Hook or Red Slab, which first occurred to me as names, Ms. Boozenik smartly chimed in that since this was a limited release, and also hits like a train (since it’s slightly higher in whiskey than a Red Hook would be) we should name it as if one. Hence, the Slab Town Limited.


The Oregroni

September 24, 2010 by  
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We’re fortunate in Portland to be able to eat a very diverse and enjoyable 100-mile diet. That started me thinking about 100-mile cocktails, too. Now that we have numerous gins, an Italian-style amaro, and vermouth produced in the Portland Metro Area, here’s my 100-mile take on the classic Negroni, which despite likely, and deserved groaning, I will call the Oregroni, because all of the finished ingredients are produced in Oregon.