Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mixologist Spotlight: Justin Akins

Tabor Reservoir
2 oz Organic Nation gin
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 dashes lavender tincture (very potent pure grain alcohol infusion)
3 mint leaves
*stir with ice*
*then fill with soda*
Mixologist and Bar Owner Justin Akins brings a comfortable airy bar to the Montavilla area in Portland, Oregon. His bar is loaded with homemade tinctures, and bitters as he features an enticing list of reasonably priced craft cocktails to his savvy yet down to earth patrons.
The Oregonian welcomed Justin and his establishment September 3, 2009:
...Akins' slew of house cocktails ($4 to $9), inventive and high caliber, hit the mark as precisely as did his sole dessert: powerful Stumptown coffee ice cream and peanut butter and chocolate cookies. Each drink has a little something special -- agave nectar in a margarita, an Old Fashioned with cherry bitters. Even nonalcoholic potions like cranberry-mint soda stand out.... to read the whole article, go here.

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