THE QUINCE NEGRONI

January 2, 2014

If Portland adopted a citywide cocktail it just might be the Negroni. Nah! Who are we kidding. It'd be two fingers of bourbon with Fernet chaser. But we do like our Negroni. We celebrate them every Cocktail Week, don't we? And the cool thing...

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THE VELVET RAMOS

June 24, 2013

The Velvet Ramos is, in its heart, a gin fizz not unlike Ramos Gin Fizz born 125 years ago in the city of New Orleans. Like the Ramos, ours is comprised of gin, lemon juice and egg whites, which, give the...

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ORIGINAL SPIRITS: THE SOUTHEAST P-TOWN

January 25, 2013

There's a sort of alchemy happening right now, across the river, in a little industrial laboratory, hidden away in the right bank of Southeast Portland's Buckman neighborhood. The hyperlocal and self-described "drinkers and dreamers" who dreamt up New Deal Distillery are...

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ORIGINAL SPIRITS: PESTO PUNCH

September 24, 2012

What do you think of when you think pesto? Italy, right? How about ginger? Probably Asia, correct? And most likely Japan, no? How about punch? America? Maybe, but if not, then certainly Great Britain. If that's how you answered any of those questions,...

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ORIGINAL SPIRITS: RUE DU BOIS

August 19, 2012

This last summer here in Portland hasn't been a long one, but it has been a hot one, especially these last few weeks. But according to the calendar (and the forecast), it appears to be on its last legs. So we invite...

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