Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Know: TearDrop Lounge

Source: Travel + Leisure Magazine, courtesy of Teardrop Lounge

Teardrop Lounge is the place for cocktails in Portland, especially during happy hour.  They can make anything and then some.  Their seasonal concoctions are notoriously amazing and what really makes them different than most lounges in Portland is their homemade bitters.  There are rows and rows of them.  You know what else that is cool? If you like your drink made a certain way, the will write it down for you and keep it when you stop by the next time.  Now that's customer service!

It is a great place to meet the old in with the new.  They can turn an Old Fashioned into an Old "New" Fashioned with their twist of the classic.  No wonder why Travel + Leisure Magazine named Teardrop as one of America's best cocktail bar in the May 2011 issue.

Appleton Reserve rum, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, rhubarb syrup, lime, orange, cinnamon tincture, egg white, Peychaud's bitters.

A sweet token to Spring.  This cocktail is quite unique.  The rum is a bit overwhelming at first but mixed with the rhubarb syrup the taste buds were having a dance party with every sip.

Sweet basil
Little blanc, Plymouth gin, Thai basil syrup, orange flower water
Where do they come up with these mixtures?

My friend seems to have some kind of cocktail order luck.  Every new mix she orders seems to be perfectly balance.  This one is no different.  The sweet basil is well sweet basil, you can definitely smell and taste it.  However, it is not Thai food it is a drink.  But it is almost like you are eating a sweet Thai dish.  A definite must try for anyone looking for uniquely made cocktail.

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