Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Recession Proof Mixology at Ten 01 - Tonight

Things I like:

1. The kind of sandwiches that come wrapped in cellophane. For instance, you can get a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce, wrapped in cellophane, from the Elephants on Wheels window outside of Macy's.

2. Reading Kelley Swenson's cocktail menus. This list of tonight's Recession Proof Mixology drinks at Ten 01 is the most interesting thing I have read so far today. Also interesting is the fact that all of these cocktails are $5 at Ten 01 from 5:30 to 8pm. That is three hours from now.

Aperol Smash
Hand pressed green grapes and fresh local mint kissed with Medoyeff Vodka, Aperol Italian bitters, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of Simple Syrup to balance.

The Viking of Sixth Avenue

Hand pressed hothouse cucumber bathes in an ocean of Krogstad Aquavit, Yellow Chartreuse, freshly squeezed lime juice. Finished with an insightful whiskey whisper

The Jimmy Blanc Cocktail

Aviation Gin stirred swiftly clockwise for exactly 20 seconds with accents of Lillet Blanc and Dubonnet Rouge Made complete with a single magical dash of Regan’s No.6 Orange Bitters

The Last Word Cocktails

Aviation Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraska Maraschino Liqueur, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

The Florodora

Hand pressed fresh raspberries drowned in Aviation Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, ginger ale, and Angostura Bitters

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Booze Bazaar - This Saturday

A perfect thing to do on a winter Saturday is wander around Southeast Portland in a drunken haze. House Spirits is your enabler with these three events. The Booze Bazaar, in particular, is not to be missed. It's always fun, but this time there will be Korean tacos!

4th Annual Holiday Booze Bazaar & Whiskey Release!

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 From 12pm - 5pm

@ House Spirits Distillery

2025 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR - FREE admission, 21+ in age


we will be tasting and selling 3 different House Spirits Whiskeys

There will also be lots of vendors set up inside the distillery tasting and selling their wares:

Cellar Door Coffee Roasters

Chop Butchery

Garden State

Imbibe Magazine

Jacobs Creamery

Joyas de Panama Cigars

Koi Fusion (outside food cart plus a heated tent!)

Rogue Creamery

Whiffies Fried Pies

Xocolatl de David

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 from 4pm - 6pm

@ Beaker & Flask

720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

House Spirits Whiskey cocktail hours. Cocktails by Kevin Ludwig & Tim Davey (Beaker and Flask) and Christian Krogstad & Matt Mount (House Spirits)

Saturday, December 12th starting at 7pm

@ Simpatica Dining Hall

828 Southeast Ash Street

Portland, OR

(503) 235-1600 for reservations

$65 per person for dinner and cocktails, gratuity not included

Dinner by Scott Ketterman, cocktails by Evan Zimmerman (Laurelhurst Market) and Christian Krogstad & Matt Mount (House Spirits)

Each course will be paired with a House Spirits Whiskey Cocktail plus a Welcome Cocktail upon arrival

Cherrywood Smoked Duck Breast Carpaccio with Quince, Arugula and Olive Oil

Whiskey Flambéed Mushroom and Fennel Vol-au-Vent

Grilled Piedmontese Beef Ribeye with Glazed Cippolinni Onions and Pommes Rösti

Warm Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Hazelnut Ice Cream