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Oh, Pear!

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I just loved this one for its francophile name. Images of a British nanny shaking cocktails as some sort of penance plan in hell kind of make it all worthwhile. Here’s the recipe:  

Kentucky Christmas

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I love this drink’s name. I can’t remember how I ended up creating this one for Red Agave’s cocktail menu, but once I discovered how well the sweetness of the whiskey plays against the tartness of the cranberry juice, I knew it was a winner. The fresh cranberries are obviously optional, as they’re in season | Read More

The Espresso Alexander

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This is a pretty specific drink to Oregon. It uses Bend Distillery’s Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka as a base. I suppose you could fool around with some other liquors/liqueurs to approximate the flavor. This is a really popular dessert drink, and has been ever since I created it at Bamboo.

The Jade Gimlet

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Once again, contrary to popular belief, I did not invent this drink. It was created by Wendy Watson at Marche, specifically for the Bamboo cocktail menu. It was one of our more popular drinks – a definite chick drink. I hate it when bartenders do a half-assed job on the sugared rim, make it too | Read More

Cozumel

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This is just a little variation on a traditional Cosmopolitan, but with a half-sugared rim, and hibiscus juice in place of the cranberry. It’s a pretty popular libation at Red Agave.

The Richmond Gimlet

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Ah, the Richmond Gimlet, one of the best summer drinks to ever come out of the emerald hamlet of Eugene, Oregon… Its soft flavors imbued with fresh mint, mingling with the herbaceousness of gin and the tartness of lime have made this drink a Eugene classic for many years now. It was created for Daniel | Read More

Movie Stars! Here! At My Little Bar!

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Our brush with famousness tonight had the whole kitchen in a tizzie. I should have gotten some photos, but I thought that would have been, well, sort of a lame thing to do. I don’t know, politicians are something else, as they are merely giant killer robots, but actors are just regular people. Not giant | Read More

Red Agave

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Contrary to popular opinion, I wasn’t the first person in the world to add tamarind paste to a margarita. However, I did name it, and perfect the recipe for the restaurant, so I’m including it here. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would love to get their hands on this recipe.