July 11, 2020

Thank goodness for my Tiki buddies. I’ve previously mentioned that Tiki isn’t my forte... and my rum knowledge could fill a bar spoon. But I’m learning 🧐⁣
I went rum shopping, conferring with @migsology about my rum options, to make this drink recommended by @colo...

July 3, 2020

I’m starting the holiday weekend in the traditional way, with a
2.5 oz Gin (Aria)
.5 oz Dry Vermouth (Dolin)
.5 oz Italicus (Bergamot Liqueur)
Add ice/stir/strain.
Drinkstagrammer Truth: I had to make a warm version of this drink fo...

June 29, 2020

Tonight, in celebration of a spectacular, cerebral, celestial sunset, I made my favorite banana Daiquiri to date:⁣

2 oz aged rum⁣
1 oz homemade banana liqueur⁣*
.75 oz fresh lime juice⁣
.25 oz brown sugar simple syrup⁣

How satisfying it is to make a liqueur and bui...

June 27, 2020

Who is up for HH? 🙋🏼‍♀️⁣

Truth: I am not gaga for tropical cocktails. I will always order a truffle martini or something vegetal and weird over something sweet. And I’d rather it be cold and rainy than sunny and stifling. It’s an overall mood and lifestyle choice �...

June 22, 2020

Power. Of. People.⁣

Listen, this is a cocktail account. But we all have a voice and shouldn’t hesitate to use it in small and big ways..⁣

So many of you are using your powers for good. Thank you for constantly making me see things, be better, be...

June 16, 2020

I’ve been doing some posts dedicated to Portland bars I’m really missing. And there is a delightful speakeasy just south of us in Carlton, OR called Bit By a Fox Speakeasy. And I’ve only been there once but it made such an impression on my cocktaily brain! Lynette’s d...

June 12, 2020

“...The moon is no door. It is a face in its own right,
White as a knuckle and terribly upset.”
Does anyone else turn to poetry when the world’s a bit amiss?
Above is a snippet from a very famous poet, and there is a VERY famous, dark bar named for one of her poe...

June 9, 2020

As an epic imbiber I’ve been thinking a lot about how to support Portland’s bar and restaurant folks during The Weird Era.
Cocktail kits from my favorite locals are a thing that I gleefully embrace. I learn a lot from bartenders about crafting drinks, and also am ab...

June 6, 2020

Boozy Nerd Cocktail Challenge (Quarantine Edition) in which my Portland cocktail buddies make a drink from an intriguing Latvian amaro called Riga Black Balsam provided by Ryan (@booft on instagram).
Creative challenges are truly keeping me sane right now, thanks p...

June 4, 2020

Here’s a thing I’ve learned this week. It’s OK not to know what to do. It’s NOT OK to do nothing. Start with something, even if it’s an earnest misstep. You won’t get any mileage if you’re just dicking around on the runway watching things take off around you.

It’s sup...

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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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