Seriously Wild Turkey?

I get the most absurd promotional emails from Wild Turkey, or at least the flacks they hired.  My favorite line until today was, “Wild Turkey is the official bourbon of Thanksgiving,” because last I knew, Thanksgiving was a federal holiday, and I haven’t seen an executive order endorsing or authorizing this whiskey’s holiday status. Today …

PDX Cocktail Week: Spirits Dinner

The launch event for Portland Cocktail Week was an amazing 4-course dinner at Spints Ale House last night with 5 paired cocktails (my math may not be so good). We started with an exceptional aperitif (galliano, cocchi americano and sanbitter with a twist of lemon) that took me out of my head and into the …

Infuse It Or Lose It

The Drink.Write seminar on “Making Your Own Ingredients” is right up my alley. Every horizontal surface in my apartment, including my entire mantle, is littered with beakers, bottles, flasks and jars full of infusions, tinctures, bitters, syrups and liqueurs that I crafted from fresh produce and hard alcohol. Creating your own cocktail ingredients is both …