I had the great fortune to go to last year’s Dove Lewis Wet Nose Soiree. This is a black tie fundraiser for our local (amazing, incredible…) emergency vet clinic. New Deal was the featured cocktail sponsor and I got to go represent. At events like this, their hope is that they will ply enough people with enough booze that spending inhibitions will be dropped by the wayside.
I fell prey to the yummy libations and bought a day with the Oregon State Crime Lab. It was so much fun and my guide for the day was darling!
Last Friday I got the pleasure of reciprocating and hosted a group from the crime lab at the distillery. In the honor of their visit I came up with a few fun cocktails featuring some of the bounty of our late summer harvest.
1/4 cup cubed cucumber or 1 2″ piece cucumber
4 medium basil leaves
1/4 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
1/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
1 oz Portland 88 Vodka
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
For a bit more zip…
do all above, except instead of 1 ounce Portland 88
1/4 oz Hot Monkey
3/4 oz 88