Botticelli: Drink Review – Turning Prayers into Sins

The Third of my drink reviews from my trip to Oven and Shaker is the Botticelli. 1 oz Vodka 1 oz Aperol Italian Bitters 0.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice 2 oz Cava Now if you’re like me at least two of the ingredients on that list are a bit unknown.  Aperol…

Pineapple Express

I’m told rather reliably that the name of this drink is shared by a popular breed of medicinal Mary Jane.  The Pineapple Trainwreck is a whimsical cocktail that you can find the recipe for on the Imbibe magazine website. Much like the Dragon’s Tail this drink focuses on the ginger as the telling ingredient here.  But unlike the tail…

Pineapple Trainwreck : Drink Review

I’m told rather reliably that the name of this drink is shared by a popular breed of medicinal Mary Jane.  The Pineapple Trainwreck is a whimsical cocktail that you can find the recipe for on the Imbibe magazine website.  I had mine at Oven and Shaker in Portland. Much like the Dragon’s Tail this drink focuses on the ginger…

No Surrender

This is the French 75 as served at Oven and Shaker where I had a lovely mother’s day brunch. I first learned about this drink from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, where it sits as a somewhat odd duck.  I think the major reason it’s there is that most bar guides call for it to be…

French 75 : Drink Review

This is the French 75 as served at Oven and Shaker where I had a lovely mother’s day brunch. I first learned about this drink from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, where it sits as a somewhat odd duck.  I think the major reason it’s there is that most bar guides call for it to be…

Chasing the Dragons Tail

On quite possibly the hottest day of the year so far, with the thermometer topping 80 well before midday I and the rest of the family packed up for Fair in the Grove. For those unfamiliar this is a yearly ren-fair sponsored by the SCA.  A nice batch of merchants and demos all wrapped around…

The Dragons Tail: Cocktail Review

On quite possibly the hottest day of the year so far, with the thermometer topping 80 well before midday I and the rest of the family packed up for Fair in the Grove. For those unfamiliar this is a yearly ren-fair sponsored by the SCA.  A nice batch of merchants and demos all wrapped around…