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Hot Holiday Cocktail Ideas

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

Hot Holiday Cocktail Ideas
With the winter solstice marking the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter, we think it’s a perfect time to talk drinks that will warm you up. Check out these recipes.

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Meet Karen Locke, author of High-Proof PDX!

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

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

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

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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4 Tips For Trying New Wines

Posted by Stefanie Marks on

4 Tips For Trying New Wines

Photo Credit: Wine Folly Wine is the nectar of the gods. It can be syrupy-sweet, tart, light, fizzy, or anything in between. It is the perfect drink to compliment the flavor of a sizzling steak or a delicious bowl of pasta, or to sip while having a heart-to-heart with a good friend. But some beginners may not know where to start when choosing a wine for their occasion. We have composed a list of four basic tips for wine-drinking beginners, to help you choose the wine that will best suit you! 1.) For drinking with food: Reds are the best with meals like steak,...

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7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Posted by Kammie Sumpter on

7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Close your eyes and imagine you’re at your favorite brewery—smell the hops, hear the bustle—with a completely unfamiliar tasting flight in front of you. A small round of new, uncharted beer territory awaits. There they are, a dazzling array of brews varying in color and consistency. You know the feeling, right? For some, this can be a bit daunting—and with good reason. A flight with a handful of different beer can be cause for celebration or hair-pulling. Portland is the Mecca of craft beer, so what do you do when you’re trying new ones? Here are some of our best...

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