Sunday April 20th 2014

Tagged: cocktails

Gimlet jelly shots: Banish winter with warm-weather fun in the kitchen

Gimlet jelly shots: Banish winter with warm-weather fun in the kitchen
March 19, 2014

Had it with winter? Make it feel like summer in your kitchen: crank up the heat, put on shorts and flip-flops and mix up some gimlet jelly shots for cocktail hour.

40 Paper takes the top prize at Maine Restaurant Week finale

40 Paper takes the top prize at Maine Restaurant Week finale
March 10, 2014

Root & Smoke, a complex, contemporary cocktail from 40 Paper in Camden, was the judges pick for Best Cocktail at the Signature Event, the annual cocktail and dessert competition that wraps up Maine Restaurant Week in high style.

Drink. Dessert. Repeat. The Signature Event Cocktail & Dessert Competition

Drink. Dessert. Repeat. The Signature Event Cocktail & Dessert Competition
March 04, 2014

Considering all that desserts and cocktails have done for us, it’s about time we gave them a celebration to call their own (besides, desserts are frankly tired of playing second fiddle to those first come, always first-served appetizers). The Signature Event rounds up some of Maine’s best cocktails and desserts and celebrates those master cocktail shakers and dessert makers who bake, blend, and create the fare we love the most.

Imbibe 75 party at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club

Imbibe 75 party at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club
February 20, 2014

Local brewers and coffee roasters gathered at Portland’s super cool cocktail bar to celebrate the inclusion of our fair city in the “Imbibe 75″ annual list of tastemakers to watch.

Not your grandma’s toddies: Six hot drinks for cold Maine nights

Not your grandma’s toddies: Six hot drinks for cold Maine nights
January 05, 2014

On a cold winter night you could warm up in that time-honored Maine way — slugging Allen’s Coffee Brandy straight from the bottle. But if you’d rather sip, Portland bartenders will be happy to mix you up a hot toddy, mulled cider or other winter warmer.

Festive fizz: Bubbly cocktails add sparkle to the holidays in Portland

Festive fizz: Bubbly cocktails add sparkle to the holidays in Portland
December 26, 2013

Sparkling wine adds its festive effervescence to a bevy of cocktails from bars and restaurants in Portland.

Drink up in Portland for the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal

Drink up in Portland for the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal
December 05, 2013

Dec. 5 is the anniversary of the repeal of the 1920 constitutional amendment outlawing alcohol in the United States — otherwise known as Prohibition. We’ll drink to that.

Happy Hour: 22 places for deals on drinks in Portland

Happy Hour: 22 places for deals on drinks in Portland
November 07, 2013

“Happy Hour” used to mean a time when sailors on board Navy ships were allowed to fight to let off steam. Now, of course, it’s all about kicking back with discounted drinks and relaxing at the end of the work day. Here’s a guide to 22 noteworthy Happy Hours in Portland.

Drink seasonally in Portland: five fall cocktails to keep you cozy

Drink seasonally in Portland: five fall cocktails to keep you cozy
November 01, 2013

It’s time to pull on a sweater, make a pot of soup and change your cocktail. Because shouldn’t what’s in your glass be as seasonal as what’s on your plate? Here are five fall drinks to keep you cozy.

Wine walk, eat sweet & bar crawl in Portland this Halloween

Wine walk, eat sweet & bar crawl in Portland this Halloween
October 22, 2013

From candy to cocktails, M&Ms to malbec. Halloween is different as an adult. The importance of a wearing a costume-to-beat-all-costumes hasn’t faded over the years, except as an adult you have more freedom to incorporate things like pyrotechnics, realistically oozing flesh wounds, satanic references, and/or cleavage – depending on your creative vision.