Brewing Up Cocktails

For those of you who may have missed this years Cocktail Camp, and the informative Beer Cocktails seminar given by Ezra Johnson-Greenough and Jacob Grier, you still have a chance to sample some very innovative beer cocktails in their next installation of Brewing Up Cocktails this Easter Sunday 4/24 from 5-8 pm at Spints Alehousewhich will feature a menu of all "flip" cocktails.

Flip cocktails include a whole raw egg in each drink and have been made and enjoyed since the 17th century. The whole egg adds a rich creaminess and luscious mouthfeel that pairs well with a variety of spirits and beers for unqiue and classic libations. Ezra and Jacob have paired up with Eugene, OR based Oakshire Brewing to provide the beers (including Heart Shaped Box, Moose & Squirrel, Espresso Stout, Schwarz, and Imperial Stout), as well as farm fresh eggs from the brewery's own chickens for this event. The beers will be matched with a variety of spirits ranging from apple brandy and Arbeg Scotch, to dark rums and port wine. The event is a great opportunity for those unfamiliar with beer cocktails and/or flip cocktails, and we hope to see you there!

In the meantime, you can mix up the "Ale-Avit", one of Jacob Grier's featured cocktails from Portland Cocktail Camp.


1 oz Krogstad Aquavit (House Spirits)
.25 oz fresh lemon juice
Chartreuse rinse
Upright Five

Serve in a wine glass. Rinse glass with Chartreuse, discarding the excess. Add the lemon juice and aquavit. Top with 5-6 oz Upright Fiveor other hoppy ale and stir gently.