Portland Cocktail Week 2011

October 11, 2011

I had a great time at Portland Cocktail Week last year. Naturally I’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. My waiting has not been in vain. This year’s event is October 20-23. Check out the schedule for all the great events. I’m particularly looking forward the open night party at Wilf’s and the Speed Rack competition […]

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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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TDN Crystal Head Vodka – Live from Chantanee

October 28, 2009

This week’s Thursday Drink Night promises to be a lot fun. It’s sponsored by Crystal Head Vodka. Vodka may get a lot of derision from cocktail geeks, but it can present a true challenge when trying to create a well balanced cocktail. And, just in time for Halloween, it comes in a gorgeous bottle in […]

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TDN Tiki — Our First Anniversary

September 1, 2009

It’s hard to believe, but Thursday Drink Night (TDN) has been around for a whole year. An entire year of cocktail enthusiasts getting together once a week to invent new drinks on the fly. Dozens of themes have been tested. Hundreds of recipes have been tried1. Thousands of Your Mom jokes have been told. To […]

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Pacific Distillery Dinner at Prohibition Grille

June 12, 2009

In the Seattle Metro area? Looking for a chance to try some great cocktails featuring Voyager Gin and Pacifique Absinthe? Want to eat some great gourmet Southern cuisine? Want to meet Chef Rocky of Prohibition Grille and Pacific Distillery’s Master Distiller Marc Bernhard? You’re in luck! Because on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 6 pm, […]

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Rattlesnake Hills AVA Winery Ride

May 17, 2009

I love to ride, and I love to taste wine, so it will be no surprise one of my favorite activities is a winery ride. This was the first time I made it to the Northwest Peruvian Horse Club‘s wine ride. This year we toured five wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. We were led […]

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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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