Only a man can see in the face of a woman the girl she was. It is a secret which can be revealed only to a particular man and, then, only at his insistence.

~James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk

the last night in Portland

A genius bartender named Amy ¬†made up a drink just for me*…she let me name it, so don’t hold her accountable for that.

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The Campfire Girl

  • 2 oz. of Sombra mezcal
  • .5 of orgeat
  • .5 of lime
  • .25 of pineapple
  • 5 drops of saline
  • 4 drops of firewater bitters
  • spray the glass with Laphroaig

Visit her at the Green Room, and if you’re the manager of same, give her a raise.


*and if this is a real drink, and she didn’t make it up–don’t tell me that. I prefer the fiction.