Tuesday, November 29, 2022

drop the anchor

1 1/2 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
3/4 oz Byrrh Grand Quinquina
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
2 dash Mole Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a big cube, and garnish with an orange twist. Here, served from a chilled flask.
On Tuesday night of Portland Cocktail Week, there were four pop-up events across town at the same time, and while I planned on hitting three of them, I reached my limit at two. I started my night at an Amor y Amargo pop-up at the White Owl Social Club. There, Sother Teague served me a variation on The Redemption swapping the Averna for more Jagermeister who was sponsoring the event as well as utilizing a local apple brandy. After that, I headed back to Rum Club where there was a pop-up by Seattle's Navy Strength sponsored by Mount Gay Rum. I asked bartender/bar owner Chris Elford for the Drop the Anchor, and I later inquired if it was a rum-for-Scotch version of his Casualty. Chris replied that it was close for the Amaro Montenegro amount was dropped slightly. After that, I considered the Old Forester Far Flung Friends event at the Spirit of '77 with drinks from the Yacht Club in Denver, but my self-preservation instinct kicked in, and I headed back to the hotel. Strangely, I woke up with a sweatshirt from the Far Flung Friends event in my size in my backpack, and it will have to go down as one of those unsolved mysteries.

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