Drink of the Day — The Old Portland Cocktail


Old Portland Cocktail visual

Many cities around the U.S.A. have had drinks named in their honor. I am sure that is also true of Portland, Oregon — but none appear in the noteworthy drink books of the past.

I have been coming to Oregon since the late 1960’s (as a small child). Now, I finally live here in Portland. I felt that the city deserves a drink, so I made this. This drink is more of a good drink than a deeply inspired one. My alumni will recognize that its form is fairly consistent with the Old Manhattan Cocktail of the 1880’s — but with drier, and more local, flavor.

If you don’t like this one, you probably never will favor true cocktails (I refer to the historically-accurate, and historic, type of drink — not tipples, in general).

Here it is. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Old Portland Cocktail recipe

3 thoughts on “Drink of the Day — The Old Portland Cocktail

  1. Nice man. Hey, I think you want 1/24 jigger For the blackberry liquor in the 5:1 ratio.

    Cheers Tony

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Mar 25, 2015, at 10:35 PM, Elemental Mixology wrote:

    WordPress.com Andrew (“the Alchemist”) posted: ” Many cities around the U.S.A. have had drinks named in their honor. I am sure that is also true of Portland, Oregon — but none appear in the noteworthy drink books of the past. I have been coming to Oregon since the late 1960’s (as a small child).”

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