Rhubarb, Grapefruit, and Tarragon Margarita

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup chopped rhubarb 1/2 cup cane sugar 1/2 cup water juice from one Ruby Red grapefruit, about 1/4 cup 2 ounces tequila ice fresh tarragon Steps In a small pot, combine rhubarb, sugar, and water. Simmer over medium heat until the rhubarb is soft and the syrup has reduced slightly. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving the pulp for another use. You should have about 1/2 cup of rhubarb syrup. Mix the rhubarb syrup and the grapefruit juice together. Divide the tequila and the syrup mixture evenly between two glasses. Top with ice and fresh tarragon....

Fresh Golden Root Juice

A fresh juice, designed to soothe the body — earthy and sweet in flavor with a touch of the exotic, using mostly roots....

Comfort To Go

When Portland’s oldest Chinese-American restaurant, the Republic Café, opened in 1922, people in China weren’t loading their forks with egg foo young and sipping old fashioneds in bars strung with fringed lanterns. No, they were negotiating famine and political unrest in the country’s first republic after centuries of imperial rule. Their bowls held very different meals....

Lavender, Elderflower, and Grapefruit Gin Fizz

When I started mulling over a lavender cocktail, I knew immediately that lavender’s flowery tones would pair well with an elderflower liqueur such as St-Germain and the botanical flavors of gin. From there, my mind jumped to a refreshing and summery gin fizz made with a lavender simple syrup and a dash of St-Germain....

Paulsen’s Pharmacy Ice Cream Soda

This is the recipe, verbatim, from the instructions printed from the soda jerks at the pre-InboundRx Paulsen's Pharmacy soda fountain....

Bite into Bitters

Are you perhaps healthily obsessed with craft cocktails? Do you wish you could whip them up without finding and buying all manner of esoteric ingredients and liqueurs?...

Watermelon-Peppermint Agua Fresca

Combine 4 cups cold, diced, seeded watermelon, 1/2 cup water and juice of 1 lime, in a blender and purée until smooth. Muddle 16 peppermint leaves with 2 Tbsp unrefined sugar in the bottom of a pitcher or jar, pour in blended watermelon, and stir to dissolve sugar. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Serve over ice. Makes 8 servings....

Homemade Oat Milk

This creamy nondairy milk is lower in cholesterol—and methane emissions—than cow’s milk. Plus, making your own is easy, fast, fun and cheap. ...

Red Cider Zipper

This hot spiced cider is perfect for the cold winter months. Its complex flavor profile is a beautiful harmony of the tried and true apple-cinnamon-clove trio with more exotic ingredients such as ginger and hibiscus. It also makes for a unique cocktail when mulled with apple brandy. INGREDIENTS: 1 quart apple cider, preferably fresh 8 whole cloves 8 allspice berries 3 cinnamon sticks 3 inches of fresh ginger, sliced about 1/4 inch thick 5 orange slices, including rind 4 tea bags of red hibiscus and rosehip herbal tea, such as Red Zinger or Tazo Passion 2 cups boiling water 1 tablespoons honey (optional) 9 fluid ounces apple brandy (optional) Orange or Angostura bitters (optional) STEPS: Pour the cider into a medium saucepan with all of the spices, the ginger, and the orange slices. Bring...