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Friday, October 21, 2011

Drink of the Week: Portland Cocktail Week Edition

The second annual Portland Cocktail Week kicked off last night, and for the next few days, cocktail enthusiasts, drinks writers and bartenders from across the country will converge on the City of Roses to take part in spirits-fueled seminars, tastings (including the Great American Distillers Fest) and hobnobbing. But even if your plans don’t bring you to the Pacific Northwest this weekend, you can still get a taste of the bibulous festivities sure to ensue with today’s Drinks of the Week—a cocktail mixed up one of Portland’s best bartenders, Tommy Klus. And for a complete rundown of Portland Cocktail Week events, click here.

This botanical and slightly bitter combo of gin, Campari and orange adds some brightness to the otherwise grey skies of Portland.

1 1/2 oz. gin (Klus uses Beefeater)
3/4 oz. orange liqueur (Klus uses Combier)
1/2 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: grapefruit zest

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Tommy Klus, Kask, Portland, Oregon