Techlandia Issue 3 - 2019/2020 - Page 39




From small-batch vodkas to whiskey, rum to moonshine, unique and experimental spirits are emerging from craft distilleries throughout the region.

As host to over 100 industry events a year

Technology Association of Oregon is always

looking to wow our guests with new

products and experiences. A major

partner in these efforts is Grand Cru

Hospitality, whose team seamlessly

caters our largest events each year.

Alex Chong, one of the owners/founders

of Grand Cru, is the mastermind behind

our most memorable signature cocktails,

so we've asked him to suggest unique cocktails highlighting regional spirits.

Cucumber Aloe Cooler

2 oz. Stillweather American Gin

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz. Green Tea Simple Syrup

-Brew 3x Strength Green Tea

- Mix equal parts 3x Green Tea and Sugar for Simple Syrup

2 oz. Aloe Vera Juice

2 oz. Cucumber Dry Soda

Add first four ingredients to a Collins Glass with Ice.

Stir well to combine and chill.

Top with Cucumber Dry Soda.

Garnish with a long thin slice of cucumber swirling down the side of the glass.

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