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: The Zombie

October 28, 2011 by  
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Nowadays, there are almost as many different Zombie recipes as there are zombies in most low budget horror films. The reason for that is that while this cocktail has a long established name (1939), Don the Beachcomber, was very guarded with the recipes to his inventions, even keeping secret ingredients from his own staff at his bars. Our variant is a take off of the close-to-original brought back to “life” by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.


Portland Cocktail Week

October 20, 2011 by  
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Portland Cocktail Week kicks off today and runs through Sunday with a series of social gatherings and seminars for cocktail connoisseurs and bartenders from across the country.


Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

October 19, 2011 by  
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Once upon a time the Daiquiri was not the gloppy sweet, faux fruit beverage dispensed from a slushee-machine at your French Quarter/Las Vegas/insert-other-home-of-debauchery-here tourist trap. It was once a fine sweet but tart drink, savored in pre-revolution Cuba, Florida, and elsewhere.


Don Q Cristal Rum

August 22, 2011 by  
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Don Q Cristal Rum tastes of cane sugar, light molasses, banana cream pie, papaya, pineapple and vanilla.


Don Q Gran Añejo

August 16, 2011 by  
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This is a nice añejo rum. I prefer sipping it, personally. It would add some nice character to some typical Tiki and other drinks with dark rum, and it’s off-dry finish might take a bit of the sweet off of some too often sugary Tiki concoctions.