For years, Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been behind the bar at places like Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko — that is, until the pandemic hit. Suddenly, Portland’s most famous bartender was out of a bartending job, instead focusing on his writing career and consulting gigs.
Now, Portlanders can drink Morgenthaler’s cocktails again at home. The bartender has partnered with Eugene-based brewery Ninkasi to release a line of canned cocktails, available at liquor stores throughout Oregon. The series includes a gin rickey with mint, a mezcal paloma infused with jalapeño, and a take on his popular Bourbon Renewal, a bourbon cocktail with crème de cassis and lemon. All of
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