It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL!
Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… $5 each for ONE WEEK ONLY!
Here's a map of the cocktail spread so you can plan your route.
And be sure to use #pdxhighball so we can track your progress.
Here's where you'll be able to get the Highball deal in deeper South and deeper East Portland:
Circa 33's The Bruiser
1.5 oz of Sipsmith gin, .5 oz of créme de violette, 3 lemon wheels. Shaken on the rocks, poured into a collins glass, and topped with soda.
“This cocktail is similar to a 'smash,' and mixologists will tell you to 'not bruise the spirit.' The name 'Bruiser' is a play off of both of these ideas, along with the purple hue of the drink, which is similar to the color of a bruise.”
Gold Dust Meridian's Barry Gibson
Sipsmith gin, Dolin dry vermouth, house-pickled onion.
“I love batching! This drink is great for efficiency and a busy bar. Batching gin, vermouth, and water. Pickling pearl onion in cloves, mustard seed, and lemon peel.”
Double Dragon's All My Exes Live in Texas
1.5 oz Old Overholt Rye, .75 oz Altos Reposado Tequila,0.25 oz Rothmam & Winter Orchard Apricot Liquer, .25 oz Pedro Ximénez sherry, 3 dashes of orange bitters, 1 heavy bar spoon of honey syrup (three parts honey to one part water). Stirred and strained over one large rock, and garnished with an orange twist.
Night Light Lounge's Basil Derby
1.5 oz Jim Beam, .5 oz basil simple syrup, .5 oz lemon juice, 1 oz grapefruit juice, 3 dashes of grapefruit bitters, 2 spritzes of Mata Hari Absinthe. Shaken with a basil leaf, and served on the rocks.
“March is a tricky month, stuck on the precipice of spring. We're always ready for the summer that refuses to come fast enough. The Basil Derby is a cocktail for this transitional time: Bourbon and grapefruit from the wet and cold winter in our past, and basil to give us a taste of the summer that is right around the corner.”
Dots Cafe's A Li'l Piece of the Pie
2 oz Jim Beam bourbon, 1 oz strawberry purée, 3 dashes of rhubarb bitters. Topped with Cock'n Bull Ginger Beer, and served on the rocks in a highball glass.
Clinton Street Pub's Jalisco Egg Cream
1.5 oz Hornito’s Reposado Tequila, 1 oz milk, .5 oz Meletti Amaro, a dash of Fernet-Branca. Served on the rocks, and topped with seltzer and a dust of nutmeg.
“Crisp, bittersweet Mexican chocolate—no egg required.”
Xico's Mai Tai Chill
1 oz chile-infused Cruzan Aged Light Rum, .5 oz Appleton Estate Extra Dark Rum, .75 oz lime juice, .25 oz BG Reynolds Orgeat syrup, .125 oz Pierre Ferand Cry Curacao, Sombra Mezcal spritz, with a dried pineapple flower garnish.
“Inspired by Oahu bar Leather Apron and pasilla negra chiles, which have a chocolaty, raisin-y depth that is unmatched.”
C Bar's Coin Slot
Ginger-infused Jim Beam, housemade rhubarb-and-blackberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, and rhubarb bitters. This draft cocktail will be served on the rocks, with a splash of soda and lemon garnish.
Bar Maven's George Tegart
1.5 oz Jim Beam Black, .75 oz Lillet Rogue, .5 oz DeKuyper Créme de Cocoa White, .5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Shaken, then double-strained on a large rock, with a spritz of housemade rosewater and a lemon twist.
“We use real rose petals to make our homemade rosewater.”
The Lutz Tavern's Sanguis Lacrimation (Tears of Blood)
1.75 oz Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, .25 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum, 1 oz ginger shrub, .5 oz lime juice, topped with soda water with a hibiscus and red wine syrup drizzled on top. Garnished with a lime.
“After a long and arduous journey, where many members of our party misfortune befell, we finally arrived at our destination—the arcane drink wizard’s keep of libations for strength and battle magic! After toiling over scrolls and tomes that were full of recipes for potions to create something worthy of the bravest battle mage, we crafted the ‘Sanguis Lacrimation,’ thus named for its appearance like tears of blood!”
1.5 oz mango- and ginger-infused Hornitos, 2 oz Reed's Extra Ginger Brew, 2 oz mango nectar, a splash of soda and sour. Garnished with boozy mango and ginger bites.
Our speciality house-infused mango-and-ginger Hornitos brings endless new options to your tequila-drinking repertoire.