Portland loves its booze. Between September 2020 and August 2021, Multnomah County alone reported more than $183 million in distilled spirits sales alone, and the city of Portland is home to numerous distilleries, cocktail bars, and liquor aficionados. It’s hard to find an area in Portland without a smart, creative bartender shaking and stirring nearby, be it at a hotel lounge or a dive.
But when it comes to making drinks at home, things get trickier. The sheer variety of different liqueurs and spirits available at local liquor stores and bars can be overwhelming, especially for the novice home bartender; many home bars stick to the work-horses, like gin,
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