I've been having a great time in the Big Easy and enjoying all the events at Tales of the Cocktail. My liver is reeling. Between all the samples handed out at tastings and presentations, and the freely-flowing cocktails at the official events, I'm glad this event is coming to an end.More highlights: I've been on the quest for the best Sazerac in the city. I've had to try … [Read more...] about Tales of the Cocktail 2008 Part II
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I went to a whiskey tasting at 10:30 this morning, this after spending too much time at last night at The Carousel Bar in the Monteleone. It's one of those slowly revolving places, which can get a bit disorienting at times; especially late at night, if you are standing next to friends who are actually sitting. Sip, take a short step to the right, sip, step, sip, step. … [Read more...] about Tales of the Cocktail 2007 & 2008 Part 1
July 2007. The mixed drink scene has changed quite a bit since this was written, but my overall feel about Teardrop Cocktail Lounge is unchanged.As I was doing research for this review in my father's old bar notebook, I came across a list of ingredients labeled "always have on hand". What especially interested me were incidentals like falernum, cassis, five types of … [Read more...] about Review: Teardrop Cocktail Lounge
Portland has become positively civilized with its recent explosion of small distilleries. Let's raise a glass and have a proper drink toasting the city's burgeoning local, made-by-hand liquor producers. Classic cocktails are nothing new, but small-batch artisanal liquors are showing up in liquor stores, restaurants and bars all over town.It should come as no surprise that … [Read more...] about Think Globally, Drink Locally