Posted by Mr BBQ on April 12, 2014

With the forecast calling for abundant sunshine this weekend-got to feeling Tropicale! So here’s a tropical flavored drink to match the warmth and goodness of the sunshine!

Ingredients: 1/2oz. crème de cassis (black currant liqueur),1/2oz. peach schnapps, 2oz cranberry juice, 2oz.fresh squeezed orange juice, 1oz fresh squeezed lime juice. Optional a splash of club soda-to cut the sweetness.

Preparation: In a collins …

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Cherry Blossom Martini

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 5, 2014

Cherry blossoms are blooming all over the Northwest. Here’s a libation inspired by these beautiful spring blooms.

Ingredients:  2oz. cold sake, 1/2oz orange liqueur, 1 oz. cranberry juice, 1/2oz. fresh lime juice, 2 dashes orange bitters.

Preparation: Put it all into an ice filled shaker. Shake it up baby, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Amaretto Sour

Posted by Mr BBQ on March 29, 2014

Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler puts a delicious twist on the classic amaretto sour. Courtesy of the Imbibe Magazine website.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. amaretto, 3/4 oz. bourbon, 1 oz. fresh lemon juice,  1 tsp. rich simple syrup (2:1),1/2 oz. fresh egg white, beaten, 

Glass: Old Fashioned                                                                                    Garnish: lemon peel and brandied cherry

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker and dry shake (no ice) …

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Green Tea Mojito

Posted by Mr BBQ on March 21, 2014

Spring means green. Green grass, green leaves, green. green. green. here’s a family friendly libation to add to your “March Madness”


2 tsp. powdered matcha green tea
3 oz. hot water
6 mint leaves
5 tsp. lime juice
2 tsp. simple syrup
2 lime wedges
Soda water
Ice cubes
Tools: heat source, mixing glass, muddler or long-handled spoon
Glass: collins
Garnish: mint sprig

Preparation:   Cover powdered matcha green tea with hot water …

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Leprechaun Soda

Posted by Mr BBQ on March 15, 2014

I came up with this one many years ago when I wanted to quench my thirst, celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and not have a hang-over. This is a refreshing libation you can enjoy year round!

Ingredients: 1-2oz. Rose’s Lime juice, 6-8oz. club soda, ice, lime wedge.(Note: you can add or subtract the amount of Rose’s depending on how lip smacking you …

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