Category Archives: bartenders

Portland Rum Riots: Tiki Cocktail Workshop at Hugo’s

I’d been looking forward to Saturday’s tiki cocktail seminar ever since Briana Volk, of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club contacted me while planning the event months ago. It was part of the 2nd annual Portland Rum Riots – a celebration … Continue reading

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Kennebunkport Tequila Mixology Class + Mt. Vernon Whiskey Tasting

Warm weather! I can hardly believe it. Does anything go better with warm weather than tequila? If so, please enlighten me. I first got into tequila last year, when I wrote about it for the Portland Phoenix. In my research, … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society Tasting: New England Distilling

I’m intimidated by the world of spirits in a way that it doesn’t occur to me to feel about food. Sure, the world of food has it’s high-end restaurant with their hard-to-pronounce ingredients and arrangements made using tweezers. But in … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society: Women’s Whiskey Tasting at Portland Hunt & Alpine

The Portland Spirits Society, the women’s spirits appreciation club I started with Lora just for the hell of it, has hit the ground running – our first event, a tour and tasting of Maine Craft Distilling‘s spirits (including their single malt whiskey, 50 … Continue reading

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MECA Mixology and Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer School

Writing a book about the history of alcohol and drinking Maine has lead to a lot of jokes about all the “research” I have to do. I have lots of people volunteering to be my “research” assistants (always with the … Continue reading

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