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Crystal Caipirinha

February 13, 2011 by  
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We recently attended a Novo Fogo cocktail event, and came away with a lovely Caipirinha recipe courtesy of Jacob Grier.

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.

Vieux Carré

August 15, 2010 by  
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In my purse, I keep our swizzle sticks from the original Vieux Carré cocktails we had at the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar. When our Vieux Carrés arrive, I discretely slip them in when the bartender isn’t looking and we reminisce about our time at the historic hotel.

Brooklyn 46

August 12, 2010 by  
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We tried this take on a classic Brooklyn during the Maker’s 46 release party held at one of our favorite bars, Beaker & Flask in Portland, Oregon. Of all the cocktails stirred and shaken that evening, this one best preserved the true essence of the spirit.

Black Paloma

July 30, 2010 by  
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When I bounded down the Hotel Monteleone staircase to the Kahlúa Coffee Bar on my second morning at Tales of the Cocktail I thought, “Kahlúa in my coffee sounds like a delicious way to begin to the day!” Little did I know I was about to experience what would become one of my favorite brunch cocktails.

Hanky Panky – A Recipe for Seduction

July 1, 2010 by  
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We tried many different gin and vermouth pairings in our quest for a true cocktail of seduction.

Prosciutto-wrapped Melon Shot

April 23, 2010 by  
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Going through the Bakon Vodka website, we did find one recipe that was pretty tasty. As a bonus it’s also maybe the third or fourth cocktail I’ve ever heard of that uses Midori, and is not sickening sweet.

Dirty as the Gulf of Mexico Martini

April 17, 2010 by  
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Tasting New Deal Distillery’s Hot Monkey Pepper Vodka caused me to try to create what I think is a HDirty as the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s an off-the-cuff recipe that we camp up with and enjoyed last night. All the better if the olives are stuffed with garlic or cheese to further “pollute” the drink.

Shanghai Lemon Drop

March 12, 2010 by  
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In addition to lemon, and of course lemon drops, I’ve become more or less an addict of ginger, of late. I’ve made my own ginger-infused/flavored/call-it-what-you-will vodka for some time. But of late my concoction seems too sweet, and I have been preferring the sharper bite of Yazi Ginger Vodka.

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