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A House Spirits Thanksgiving
Everything’s Different! Well, not everything, but in the past 2 days here in Portland, we’ve gone from a pleasant autumn brisk to the first true chilly temperatures of the year which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is, of course, means a long and hopefully wonderful day with family and friends crushing turkey, sweet potato, and the like. Now, I don’t know about you, but the entire situation might just be that much better with a little distilled beverage thrown in to lighten the atmosphere and prop up smiles throughout the entire ordeal.
But what to drink?
Of course, the wide availability of rich winter ales already available are a smart choice, but we think you can makes things a whole lot more exciting by throwing some spirits and cocktails into the mix.
It it were me, I’d start out with something to awaken my palate and get my salivary gland moving in anticipation of the big meal, and I can’t think of a more perfect drink than a classic Martinez made with Aviation American Gin, sweet vermouth, a touch of maraschino liqueur, and dash of Angostura Bitters to get the party started. Now with my warm holiday smile and relaxed disposition firmly in place it’s time to roll into the dining room and start the slaughter. Here I want something that both stands up to the rich dishes of the season, while not overwhelming the star of the show. and I can’t imagine something working better than Westward. Finally, I might wrap things up Scandinavian style, by tipping in a dram of our Gamle Aquavit into a cup of dark roast coffee to bringing me back to life and send me home or out to meet friends feeling warm and recharged
– Ryan Magarian, Co-founder of Aviation American Gin
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