MIX IT

Cocktail Recipes from the Best Bars of 2010

Whether you want to play mixologist at home, or just want to be enticed, these recipes let you in on some of the secrets of signature cocktails from some of Portland's best bars.

11/17/2010

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Sweet & Lowdown

The Country Cat serves summer all year long with their Skeet Tea, an uncomplicatedly delicious cocktail made with black tea infused vodka.

09/13/2010 By Deena Prichep

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The New Order

New local, independent coffee roasters rise to the fore: Coava Roastery and Brew Bar, Water Avenue Coffee, Sterling Coffee Roasters, Heart Coffee and Roasting, and Public Domain.

08/16/2010 By Hanna Neuschwander

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Forgotten Fruits

Hard Cider finally to the fore, after waiting in the wings behind main stage stars Beer and Wine.

07/14/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Mixology 101

Patriotic Potables

Try a festive cocktail this weekend.

07/02/2010 By Emma Hall

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Bloody Perfect

Serratto bartender Kurt Fritzler demonstrates that proportion is what's truly key in making a good Bloody Mary. His expert guidance (provided here) plus your unrelenting practice should turn you into a Bloody Mary master in no time.

06/11/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

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Cabinet Appointments

Urban Farmer's head bartender Dan Stern calls his favorite bottles for warm-weather entertaining.

03/16/2010 By John Chandler

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Oregon Distillers Make Their Mark on the World of Whiskey

Portland's House Spirits, Clear Creek, McMenamins and other Oregon distillers are brewing locally made whiskey.

02/15/2010 By John Chandler

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Mr. Tea

After a short retirement, Steve Smith, the founder of Tazo, is back with a new assortment of teas that bring tastes from around the world to Portland.

12/11/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

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Brew Believers

Eugene-based microbrew upstart Ninkasi has sextupled its output in the last three years, and taken over 22-ounce bottle market in the state due to the success of a few of its different beers such as Oatis, Sleigh'r, and Believer.

11/09/2009 By John Chandler

Cellar Notes

Oregon Chardonnay

09/18/2009 By Condé Cox

HIGH SPIRITS

Pope House Bourbon Lounge

The Pope House bucks the terrible stereotypes of the South fueled by "Free Bird" and NASCAR with its 40-plus brands of bourbon and impeccable surroundings.

09/10/2009 By John Chandler

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Can It

The historically maligned beer can undergoes a craft brew makeover led by Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery. Will this trend spread to Oregon?

09/10/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

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Relief Pitcher

There's more to drink in Portland than that tasty hoppy beer that's taking up space in the fridge. Use some local fruit and make some sangria.

07/20/2009 By Tom Colligan

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Clear Creek Distillery’s Egg Nog

Nuttin' but nog.

05/19/2009

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Strong Sake

An ancient Japanese beverage fuels Portland's newest bar.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

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Aging Gracefully

The mature flavor of a barrel-aged beer is worth waiting for.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Prost

Heavy Drinking

A high-octane combination of age and alcohol makes barley wine an effective antidote to winter.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

For Sake's Sake

Taste Maker

Oregon’s only sake sommelier delivers Portlanders from the dark days of rotgut rice wine. Welcome to the age of watari bune.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

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Fool Proof

Once banned from being sold domestically because it was thought to drive people mad, absinthe makes a comeback in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan