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Recipe: Pomegranate Gumdrop

February 13, 2012 by  
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Recipe: Pomegranate Gumdrop

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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Recipe: Vinn Baijiu Sour

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.


Recipe: Bring It Home Portland by Art Tierce

November 17, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Bring It Home Portland by Art Tierce

One of my favorite cocktails during the Great America Distillers Festival Cocktail Competition was the winner in the final round. All the winners from the day before had 15 minutes to pick two secret ingredients and have a cocktail ready for the judges. Art Tierce walked up, took a taste of each secret ingredient, and in roughly half the time allowed, proceeded to own the whole thing.


Recipe: Ten Mile by Matt Lanning

November 15, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Ten Mile by Matt Lanning

This cocktail combines the warmth of whiskey and ginger (two tastes that go so well together) with vinegar and semi-sweet ale, which you might not normally put tgether. The whole cocktail was a nice, warm, slightly earthy, slightly spicy feel that seems to work especially well this time of year, when the days are darker and the nights are longer.


Recipe: Gold Fashioned by Adam Robinson

November 12, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Gold Fashioned by Adam Robinson

Adam commented “The idea behind this drink was to create a cocktail that would do three things, do the spirit justice, appeal to vodka drinkers, and appeal to the cocktail crowd.


Recipe: Tamarillo Tippler by Nathan Gerdes

November 9, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Tamarillo Tippler by Nathan Gerdes

This cocktail was a play with local and seasonal ingredients, taking a Portland spin on a South American source.


Recipe: The Zombie

October 28, 2011 by  
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Recipe: The Zombie

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.


Recipe: Corpse Reviver No. 2

October 20, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Corpse Reviver No. 2

The Savoy Cocktail Book suggests that a Corpse Reviver No. 2 “be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed.” For us, it is usually a brunch cocktail, enjoyed in the morning (or afternoon depending on our “steam and energy”).


Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

October 19, 2011 by  
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Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

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.


To the Boudoir

February 13, 2011 by  
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To the Boudoir

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.


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