Tag: gin

Deep Blue Sea

Several years have passed since we mixed up a cocktail by Portland’s own Andrew Boggs called the South Side Rickey. That recipe was one of several Spring 2014 cocktails from

Bramble

The Bramble cocktail is a wonderful summer refresher that features creme de mûre, although there is nothing demure about it. It’s cold and bursting with tart, bold berry flavor and

Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island is one of those drinks whose name evokes memories—usually, a groan of nostalgic awe and respect for its potent reputation, or a chuckle of association with a

Scorpion Bowl

Virtual Happy Hour is a thing. You should try it. We have always said that the best drinks are often the ones you make at home, but you do miss

Bitter Elder

Here is a cocktail we first discovered years ago in the comments of a post on Paul Clarke’s Cocktail Chronicles. A lot has changed in the intervening time. Paul is

Vieux Mot

As much as we enjoy tracking down unusual ingredients and experimenting with new flavors, sometimes simple is best. Basic recipes with common ingredients that are worthwhile are often found in

The Gimlet

We have often cited the importance of using fresh juice in cocktails, and we stand behind the idea. One of the easiest ways to up your game when making amazing

Final Say

There are a handful of cocktails in our experience that anyone reading this should recognize, or at the very least, drinks you should try. One example is the Last Word—a

Cold Brew & Tonic

Normally, we don’t reach for tonic when we want a cocktail. The old G&T may be a popular choice, but we think it’s because people don’t know what else to

Tailspin

Well, the holiday season is just around the corner! Too soon? Ok, then let’s have a little distraction before we deal with lots of food, family, gifts and snow. Today, we

Death in the Gulf Stream

Something we often admire about classic cocktails is their simplicity. We suppose early recipes had the advantage of being first to attempt basic combinations. Such is the case, for instance, with the

The Lowlands

We’ve been itching to construct a drink that uses Brancamenta. It’s not the easiest liqueur to mix—think Fernet-Branca with a little more sugar and a refreshing blast of peppermint. If you