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A Nightcap with Chris Lowder

We recently sat down with bartending royalty, Chris Lowder, the former Head Bartender at the Four Seasons in Seoul, South Korea. As Head Bartender, Chris was responsible for cocktail creation and beverage menu curation for the hotel’s six bars and restaurants. In its opening year (2016), his flagship bar Charles H. was named by Drinks International as the 8th Best Hotel Bar in the World, Best Bar in Korea, and took 52nd spot on 100 Best Bars in the World. In the same year, Chris was also nominated by Tales of the Cocktail as International Bartender of the Year, so, yeah, he’s kind of a big deal. Grab yourself a Singapore Sling while we rap with Chris….

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NightOwlA Nightcap with Chris Lowder

A Nightcap with Travel Writer Teresa Rodriguez

Pull up a barstool and join us as we share a nightcap with International Woman of Mystery Teresa Rodriguez. Oh behaaave! Teresa is the author of many leather-bound books and writes two travel websites geared towards women traveling alone and women traveling with kids. With such an extensive travel history, Teresa is ready to share some of her favorites with us.

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NightOwlA Nightcap with Travel Writer Teresa Rodriguez

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL

You may know where to find a glass of Pappy Van Winkle or where they grew the hops in your favorite IPA, but we’ll bet you didn’t know these 10 weird factoids about alcohol.

UNDER PRESSURE: A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch (3 times the pressure of a car tire) and as many as 49 million bubbles.

EASY IN, EASY OUT: Ethanol, the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages, pours directly out of the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream without being digested.

DRINK YOUR VEGGIES: Almost all fruit, and some vegetables, contain a small amount of alcohol.

BLIND DRUNK: Methanol (a distillation of wood pulp) can destroy the optic nerve. Unscrupulous bootleggers used it to cut grain alcohol during Prohibition, which is how the term originated.

BABY BOTTLES: You probably know that the legal drinking age in much of Europe is 16. But one step further: alcohol is even served in some school cafeterias. Teenage drinking laws in the United States are the strictest in Western society.

GOT MILK? Drinking enough milk can cause a person to blow a .02 on a breathalyzer test, enough to cause legal issues in some states.

IN OTHER WORDS, A BUNCH: It takes about 600 grapes to make a bottle of wine.

CAVEMEN WERE SMART: Research suggests that intentionally fermented beverages existed as early as 10,000 BC.

A BATHTUB OF BEER: The country that drinks the most beer is the Czech Republic, with per capita consumption of almost 40 gallons per year.

HOPE THEY’RE NOT UBER DRIVERS: Research suggests that 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk at any given time. That means 50 million people are drunk right now.

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Absinthe-minded

Ever wonder why the mere presence of absinthe in your glass needs to be regulated by the FDA? We’re fascinated by absinthe, and with good reason: The anise-flavored spirit is steeped in controversy. Banned for nearly 100 years in the United States and most of Europe, this misunderstood libation – a favorite of artists in 19th-century France – was blamed for all sorts of madness, from hallucinations to murder. And who can resist the ritual of absinthe preparation? The sugar cube, the slotted spoon, the magic of watching the bright green Hellfire-like liquid turn into a milky, iridescent shade as the water releases the essential oils from the alcohol….

So let’s set the Drip Fountain and pull back the milky curtain on some of the most ubiquitous green-fairy tales.

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Get Your Drink on With Heather Greene

“Ride your bike, hike in the woods, finish your day with an amazing cocktail at any of the bars below. They’ll also pour you an excellent whiskey, neat, should you just want to go simple” – Heather Greene.

Bit House Saloon: 727 SE Grand Ave (SE Morrison St), Portland, OR

The bit house saloon

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Terry DagrosaGet Your Drink on With Heather Greene