I barbacked at Rob Roy

March 10, 2011

I survived the Jim and Rocky Barback Pro-Am at Rob Roy in Seattle

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Come Cheer Me On at the Seattle Barback Pro-Am

February 25, 2011

It started with a text. “Jim and I are doing a thing w/ Small Screen to invite a few bloggers and enthusiasts behind the bar to barback while Jim guest bartends.” Next thing I knew, I was signed up to barback at Rob Roy on February 27. I blame the fact I was in the […]

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Vote for Me on Shaker Faces

November 15, 2010

In addition to winning TDN and competing in the PDX Cocktail Invitational, I had another exciting adventure at Portland Cocktail Week – participating in Shaker Faces. Sponsored by Combier, Shaker Faces is a good-natured contest where bartenders (and the occasional aficionado) give their best shaker face and the public votes. I was a bit apprehensive […]

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Pisaq Cocktail and the PDX Cocktail Invitational

October 29, 2010

Pisaq Cocktail

2 oz FAIR. quinoa vodka
0.25 oz Cocchi Americano
0.25 oz sweet vermouth (Vya)
2 dashes citrus bitters (Urban Moonshine)

Stir over ice until as cold as an Andean glacier, strain into a cocktail glass.

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Death in the South Pacific

March 31, 2010

The theme for this year’s official cocktail contest for Tales of the Cocktail was “Punch It Up.” Entrants were invited to submit a cocktail based on the Planter’s Punch recipe. Today the winner was announced, and I was excited to learn it was Evan Martin’s Death in the South Pacific. Death in the South Pacific […]

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Sign up for the Buffalo Trace Saloon, win a trip to the Derby

February 23, 2010

The fine folks at Buffalo Trace have asked me to tell you about the Buffalo Trace Saloon. If you sign up for a free membership by March 31, you’ll be entered for the Derby Big Shot weekend. If you win, you and a friend will be flown down for the Kentucky Derby, squired around in […]

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Don’t Be Bitter

October 25, 2009

I love Beefeater 24 Gin, and I love Bitter Truth bitters, so I was a bit bitter that I didn’t seem to have much of a chance to get my hands on my very own bottle of the Bitter Truth’s Beefeater 24 bitters. That was until Michael Dietsch announced his “Don’t Be Bitter” contest over […]

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Monteleone Cocktail

May 18, 2009

Here’s my entry for the Monteleone Cocktail contest. Monteleone Cocktail 1 ounce 100 proof rye whiskey 1 ounce cognac 1 tablespoon Domain de Canton ginger liqueur 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 4 ounces extra dry sparkling wine (Domaine Ste. Michelle) 1 spring mint for garnish Shake all ingredients except mint and sparkling wine, and strain into […]

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Create the official Monteleone Cocktail

May 7, 2009

Submit your drink to become the new Monteleone Cocktail and win four nights at the Hotel Monteleone for Tales of the Cocktail 2009.

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