May 17, 2017

A few intertwined themes inspired my cocktail for National Chartreuse Day:
1. MONKS. My great uncle is a monk here in Oregon and a great thing to do is tour the various monasteries. Some make specialty items and the Brigitinne Order makes amazing fudge! And of course �...

May 11, 2017

I do not naturally have a green thumb.

This is a drink that makes me motivated to learn how not to kill everything in my garden.
🔪Do not Redrum The Garden 🔪
5 cherry/plum tomatoes 
3 torn basil leaves
1 tsp ch...

May 1, 2017

Listen, I was a goth kid.  If there's a drink called "Dead" anything on a menu, I'm ordering it.  At one of my favorite local restaurants, Vagabond, they have this lovely little drink with lavender gin, cocchi rosa americano vermoth, St Germain, dead flowers.  Also, th...

April 23, 2017

Question: have you ever had such a cool glass that you felt the need to build a cocktail around it? Yep, me too.
Moroccan Mule
1.5 oz Medjool date infused vodka
.5 oz lemon juice
Cayenne and cinnamon 
Ginger beer
Mix infused...

April 16, 2017

For Easter, we here at Chixology prefer our chocolate bunnies in liquid form.  And we have a tradition of listening to punk rock in the yard while wearing tacky Easter pants.  🐣🐥🐤


Barking Bunny


2 oz semi-sweet chocolate washed vodka

1 oz co...

March 12, 2017

The age-old question:  Can you make a cocktail that tastes like apple pie?  The answer is YES.  The secret is in fat-washing.  If you've not heard of fat-washing alcohol, do some googling and your head will explode.  I figured out the way to get that buttery goodness o...

February 25, 2017

The Last Word is a classic cocktail made with equal parts London Dry gin, green chartreuse, Luxardo maraschino and lime juice.  In this Portlandized version, I've substituted the Luxardo with a homemade cherry liqueur made of sweet Oregon cherries, brandy, and vodka....

February 19, 2017

My latte foam art sucks, so I put this delicious boozy coffee in a cool tea cup (by one of my favorite artists, Tara McPherson) to draw attention away from that ugly fact.

1 oz cognac

.5 oz coffee liqueur (I used Portland brand House Spirits)

.25 oz Tuaca

1 Tb hazelnut syr...

February 13, 2017

I am a sucker for pinup art and pecan-flavored beverages, so I could not pull this whiskey off the shelf fast enough.  There are three flavors of this Canadian whiskey: apple, cherry, and pecan.  I thought the cherry girl was the cutest, but sometimes cherry and whiske...

February 8, 2017

Those clevers at Death & Co have a magical cocktail book with many phenomenal recipes.  If you are experimenting with green chartreuse, try this one out:  Gypsy Eyes.  To me, green chartreuse has an aroma much like black licorice stuck in a lawnmower.  And that is a wo...

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Mixology.  Chicks. Home bartending.  Fun. Taking pictures and goofing off. Creating new drinks.  Making up cool drink names. Telling stories. Being creative.
Exploring Portland, OR looking for great drinks and bars with mad style.  
Because cocktails make us awesome!

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