New Cocktails Brewing at Departure

January 8, 2013

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New Cocktails Brewing at Departure

As the winter blues approach rainy Portland, our bartender Billy Poplarchik has created some new cocktails to brighten everyone’s mood: the Ro Season and the Three Headed Elephant. The Ro Season is the winter season when tea is ceremonies are prepared in a sunken hearth. This inspired Billy to create a tea inspired cocktail using Absolute Wild Tea Vodka, green tea syrup and Matcha (green tea powder) as a powdered rim among other ingredients.
The Ro Season
1 ½ oz Absolute Wild Tea vodka
½ oz St. Germain
¾ oz Green Tea Syrup
¾ oz citrus juice(lemon and lime)
Served on the rocks with a house made Matcha sugar rim, topped with Cranberry juice
Billy started with the idea of creating an Asian inspired margarita…. adding a little Sriacha to a classic smokey Anejo tequila really brought the flavors together. Adding just a touch of Apricot really sweetened up the spice and created a little East meets West combination. The Three headed elephant is a mythological creature who carried a hindu god “INDRA”. His thoughts were “Anejo, Apricot Sriacha…three powerful flavors”!!
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Three Headed Elephant
1 ½ oz Cazadores Anejo
½ oz Apricot Liqour
½ oz Citrus juice(lemon and lime)
½ oz Grapefruit juice
Splash of sriacha
Shaken and served up with a house smoked Jacobson Ses Salt rim (half)