Category Archives: booze

Distilled in Maine Launch Party and Events!

My second book, Distilled in Maine: A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits, is now available! I feel like I found the groove when I wrote this one, so I hope you enjoy it. It begins with the history … Continue reading

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Tiki Cocktail Love + Rum Riots Events

I’ve become pretty obsessed with all things tiki lately (well, as it relates to drinks, at least). And I know that in the bartending world, I’m probably at least five years late to the party. I just said to a … 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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DigPortland Closure, Maine Women and Whiskey

Portland’s newest alt weekly, DigPortland, closed unceremoniously this week, and as a contributor to their Food & Draaaanks section, that means I lost my monthly column. While I have plenty of writing to do (see book manuscript deadline approaching quickly), … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society

A few weeks ago, an NPR story caught my attention: Not Just a Man’s Drink: Ladies Lead the Whiskey Renaissance. Women? Whiskey? Yes, please.  The story featured Heather Greene, who teaches Whiskey 101 at New York’s The Flatiron Room. Greene … Continue reading

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Cranberry Ginger Lime Holiday Punch Recipe

Several Portland food bloggers and enthusiasts (myself included) have been gathering annually in December for the Obscure Holiday Cocktail party for SIX years now. At first, the cocktails actually were obscure holiday cocktails, meaning retro, traditional, and forgotten. Then the … Continue reading

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