Monday, January 19, 2009


I don't have internet access at home. So this blog is on hold for now. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Recession Proof Mixology - Tonight!

Ryan Magarian and the other House Spirits fellows are joining Kelley Swenson at Ten 01 for the first in the Recession Proof Mixology series, tonight from 5-7pm. Cocktails will be inexpensive and, most important, bound to be amazing. It looks like this is going to be a regular Wednesday night thing for House Spirits (rotating to different Portland bars), so whether you are trying to stretch your unemployment check or need to forget about the job you still have, these nights will give a nice little shot of decadence to your week.

Here's tonight's menu:

The Old Fashioned Gin Cocktail
Locally renowned as the “Oregon Fashioned”, our exact recreation of the original cocktail as noted on May 13th, 1806 in the Balance and Repository Newspaper of Hudson, NY
Aviation Gin carefully balanced with a note of sweetness and healthy dashes of Regan’s No.6 Orange and Peychaud Bitters.

The Cloister Cocktail
First spotted in the 1977 cocktail recipe encyclopedia, the Jones Bar Guide, this drinks is a complex and refreshing balance of Aviation Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, freshly squeezed lemon and grapefruit juices.

Medoyeff Vodka and Aperol Italian Bitters make sweet music with house made clover honey syrup and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Served up with a mere suggestion of prosecco and aromatized with a short burst of grapefruit oil.

Hand pressed green grapes and fresh citrus bathe in an ocean of Aviation Gin and Clear Creek Distillery Grappa. Finished with a single magical dash of Regan’s No.6 Orange Bitters

The Trident Cocktail
Our good friend Robert Hess’ most notable contribution to the liquid arts.
Krogstad Aquavit carefully balanced with lengths Dry Sherry, Cynar, and Fee Brothers Peach Bitters