It's cold out there in the world. I don't need to reiterate the constant litany of reasons why you feel the need to plod into your local drinkery every night for the comforting embrace of intoxication and a kind word from the bartender. Things are fucking grim.

The guys from House Spirits feel your pain. They feel it... And they want to make you feel better by teaming up with local bars and giving you some killer cocktails in exchange for a paper Lincoln.

The RPM (Recession Proof Mixology) series has been going for awhile, and tonight it lands at Secret Society. So if you happen to be in Northeast Portland this evening between five and seven, you should head into the little lush shack and get together with the regular Secret Society bartender who'll be rubbing elbows with the gents from House Spirits. Seriously, nothing will warm your heart more than a smile from Matt Mount. That guy is fuckin' adorable.

Here's the cocktail list:

The Old Fashioned Gin Cocktail

Aviation Gin, Simple Syrup, Regan’s No.6 Orange and Peychaud Bitters

The Pink Lady Cocktail

Hand pressed raspberries, Aviation Gin, Clear Creek Apple Brandy, freshly squeezed lemon juice and the white of one small egg

The Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Gin, Maraska Maraschino Liqueur, and freshly squeezed lemon juice

Blood Sage

Hand pressed blood oranges and fresh organic Sage, Aviation Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and the white of one small egg


Medoyeff Vodka, Aperol Italian Bitters, house made clover honey syrup, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and hit of prosecco

Oh, and after you're good and blotto, go support Ezra as he tells a story at Back Fence PDX.