OVERCUP BLOG — cocktails

Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

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Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

The heat is back in much of the Pacific Northwest. High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke gives us a fun and adult way to cool down with this article, from Sip Northwest, on Sloshy Pops.  Ice pops have grown up a bit since you took sugary store-bought juice, Dixie cups and sticks to make homemade frozen pops as a child. One Portland company, Sloshy Pops, produces attractive ice pops with perfect consistency, mimicking the hand-made look rarely achieved at home, with the addition of one thing you shouldn’t have been adding as a child: booze. A must in the Pacific Northwest food...

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Meet Karen Locke, author of High-Proof PDX!

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Meet Karen Locke, author of High-Proof PDX!

Our brand new book, High-Proof PDX, launches in less than two weeks! We are so excited to welcome author Karen Locke to the Overcup family, and want you to get to know her too. "You could say my first taste of the Portland food and drink scene was instantaneous. I started writing about Portland restaurants only a month after moving here from Minneapolis in 2011. My fondness for all things culinary and boozy pre-date my residency in Portland though. After traveling MSP>BKK—and returning to the States—I worked in five Thai restaurants as a server and bartender. Little did I know then that...

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Totally Eclipsing Cocktails

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Totally Eclipsing Cocktails

Millions of people will be enjoying the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in just over a week, and here in Oregon we are excited to have it pass over the entire state. And while the eclipse happens at around 10am PST here, you can still raise an Eclipse themed cocktail to celebrate the day! Here are just a few of the many we found on a quick google search:  Kendra at Simply Darrling combines 4oz Sparkling  Clementine or Orange soda with 1.5oz Dark Rum and  garnishes with an orange slice.  Pour the soda over ice, then float the rum on top...

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12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

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12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

We’ve all been there and have seen it on the movies: I’ll take a martini, straight up, dirty and dry. Give me two fingers of well whiskey, neat, long. To the less-experienced drinker or bartender, all this slang can get confusing. So here are twelve basic slang words to use at the bar. (Basic, but not elementary, because we all know what on the rocks means!) Neat: Alcohol straight from bottle to glass… no ice, no frills, no nothin’. Whiskey and brandy are often ordered “neat,” because people enjoy them at room temperature. (e.g. I’ll have a Jack Daniels, neat.)...

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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

As a general rule of adulthood, hangovers happen. And there are many ways to cure them--from smoothies and raw juices, to greasy diner food. But according to the old adage, another--possibly more fun--way is with “the hair of the dog that bit you.” Many people will recommend a Bloody Mary--and they aren’t wrong--but if tomato juice or tabasco aren’t your cup of tea, here’s some other cocktails to try. According to First We Feast, these 10 cocktails will “kill” a hangover. Some even come as a two-for and include an egg white--an essential protein for combating your hangover. And while...

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