Bar Review – The Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany, California
March 15, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

Hotsy Totsy

 
I have been fortunate enough to engage in discussions of the bar arts with many a worthy bartender.  Among their love of good drinks and admiration for other good bartenders lay another deep fondness; …

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Cocktail Recipe – The Obi Wan Cocktail from Santeria Portalnd, Oregon
June 28, 2011 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Obi Wan Cocktail from Santeria Portalnd, Oregon

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This is the fourth article in our seven part series: State of Drink: Portland, Oregon.  We hope you enjoy.  Cheers!
 

A skull on a wall at Santeria in Portland

 

Cocktail Menu – Teardrop Lounge, Portland, Oregon Spring 2011
June 27, 2011 – 10:09 pm | 5 Comments
Cocktail Menu – Teardrop Lounge, Portland, Oregon Spring 2011

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This is the third article in our seven part series: State of Drink: Portland, Oregon.  We hope you enjoy.  Cheers!
 
For me, the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon is an anchor member of the American Royal …

Homemade Chartreuse Style Liqueur
June 26, 2011 – 9:27 pm | 2 Comments
Homemade Chartreuse Style Liqueur

 
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As my booze journeys have evolved it has become apparent that I have become a fan of the liqueur known as Chartreuse and specifically, Green Chartreuse.  It occupies a position of bombast at the bar with …

Tasting Notes – (ri)1 Rye Whiskey from Beam Global
June 16, 2011 – 11:54 pm | 2 Comments
Tasting Notes – (ri)1 Rye Whiskey from Beam Global

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I like to think I am able to guard myself from the more blatant attempts marketers have devised to separate me from my wallet. This requires vigilance along with eyes and ears …

Cocktail Recipe – Bourbon Manhattan
June 4, 2011 – 8:32 pm | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – Bourbon Manhattan

The editorial staff of MixPourSip.com are strong adherents of honoring the sacred space that is Twilight Time. As a browser of this virtual roadside stand on the highway of booze laced journeys, you probably …

Cocktail Recipe – The Beverly Shore Cocktail by Shannan Shute of Clyde Common
June 3, 2011 – 11:54 pm | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Beverly Shore Cocktail by Shannan Shute of Clyde Common

This is the second article in our seven part series: State of Drink: Portland, Oregon.  We hope you enjoy.  Cheers!
 
Great cocktails, like great art, are often created after long planning and careful consideration.  Sometimes, however, either …

Cocktail Menu – Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon
June 2, 2011 – 1:11 pm | One Comment
Cocktail Menu – Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon

On the Memorial Day Weekend of 2011, I and a big part of the MixPourSip.com staff took a trip to Portland Oregon to see what this city has to offer to the world of cocktails. …

Interview – Journalist and Blogger Camper English
May 26, 2011 – 12:17 pm | 4 Comments
Interview – Journalist and Blogger Camper English

Journalist Camper English working

Camper English is a journalist and blogger who is well known among the denizens of the Internet Boozisphere.  His formula for success lay in his combination of intellectual curiosity and general good …

Cocktail Recipe – The Golden State Cocktail
May 25, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Golden State Cocktail

The gin must be full flavored and not at all “vodka-like” for this drink to work. … Recipe: 1.5 oz Lillet Blanc 3 oz Gin .5 oz Gran Marnier 2 sprigs fresh Thyme 1 halved orange slice, for garnish Method: Muddle the thyme sprigs in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the .5 oz of Gran Marnier.

Cocktail Recipe – Cortez The Killer by Brent Butler of Blackbird San Francisco
May 24, 2011 – 10:28 am | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – Cortez The Killer by Brent Butler of Blackbird San Francisco

“They carried them to the flatlands and they died along the way but they built up with their bare hands what we still can’t do today.”

from Cortez The Killer, by Neil Young
 
Bartenders will claim virtually …