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June Cocktail Crawl Negroni Week

Celebrate Negroni with Distillery Row Cocktail Crawl

June 5-11 is Negroni Week. So choosing this classic cocktail (which dates back to 1919 Italy) was a no-brainer. Come visit the Row and see how each distillery makes their own Portland variation on this delicious drink. Proceeds from the event benefit the Oregon Food Bank.  #cocktailcrawl #manhattanmadness

THE COCKTAIL DEMYSTIFIED!

The Cocktail Demystified on Distillery RowAre you a whiskey man? A vodka gal? Or a maybe a rum lover (you know… a pirate)? Whatever your preference, there’s a good chance you have a favorite spirit but you may be intimidated about how to mix up a first-rate cocktail. You’re not alone! Making a cocktail is part knowledge, part art-form, and often part improvisation.

What better way to learn to improve your cocktail game than to go straight to the source? Let the master craftsmen of Distillery Row show you how it’s done! After all, they make the spirits so they know how to best bring out the subtle nuances and bold flavors of their products in both simple and more complex concoctions. Let them help demystify your cocktail!

Join Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, and House Spirits on Saturday, June 29th for an afternoon and evening of spirits tasting and cocktail instruction. The event features all five distilleries under one roof with over 25 products including gins, whiskeys, brandies, vodkas, rums, and specialty spirits. Instructional talks throughout the event will cover a wide range of topics from basic mixology to more specialized tips and information—all of which will allow you to take your cocktail-making skills to the next level.

The Cocktail Demystified is designed to get you up and running as a home bartender. You’ll be able to taste new spirits, learn how to use them in cocktails, receive recipes, and even buy the spirits to take home. So fear no more … come learn how to conquer the cocktail!

Saturday, June 29th from 2-8 pm
133 SE Madison Street, Portland, Oregon 97214
Cost: $7 | Must be 21 or older to attend