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Portland’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler named American Bartender of the Year

by Michael Russell in The Oregonian

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is a gentleman and a scholar. At least that’s the opinion of his drinks-industry peers, who named the Clyde Common bar manager both America’s Bartender of the Year and the country’s Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards. Morgenthaler, a household name among Portland’s cocktail set, can claim some responsibility | Read More

Portland’s Cocktail Bucket List: The 50 Drinks to Try Before You Die

by Alex Frane in Thrillist

Whether it’s at a dive bar or cocktail bar, brew pub, or strip club, or a fine dining restaurant with a full bar and artisan cocktail program, going out and getting drinks is an integral element in the fabric of Portland. There’s always something new and exciting to try, so we’ve rounded up 50 standouts from the horde of boozy beverages you | Read More

The Anti-Snob Cocktail Revival

by Rosie Schaap in Food and Wine Mazagine

The only thing I liked about growing up in the 1980s was the abundance of opportunity for rebellion. I hated the politics. I hated the clothes. When my classmates were clamoring to get the latest pair of acid-washed jeans or tickets for a Bon Jovi show, I was skipping school to protest apartheid and trading | Read More

How to Use Science to Make Safe Eggnog With Raw Eggs

by Adam Rogers in Wired Magazine

Every year, you wish you liked eggnog more than you do. The branding powers of the Season that ‘Tis act like it’s as vital and inimical as spruce trees and gift wrap. They flavor lattes with it! But more likely than not, you take no more than a delicate, polite sip of store-bought stuff poured from | Read More

America’s Greatest Bartenders of 2015

by Kristin Hunt in Thrillist

Basically invent barrel-aged cocktails? Been there, done that. Get everyone into bottled, carbonated cocktails? Old news. Now, Jeffrey Morgenthaler is all about reviving questionable ’80s cocktails. His Amaretto Sours are downright desirable, which is a grand feat because those things never are.

The No-Measuring Three-Ingredient Cocktail Plan

by Saveur Editors in Saveur Magazine

And five other ideas from pro bartenders for sweat-free entertaining You won’t find a simpler drink in the world than pouring three bottles into a bowl for a large-batch Negroni Sbagliato—a combination of Campari, sweet vermouth, and prosecco (which takes the place of the traditional gin). Jeffrey Morgenthaler, bar manager of Clyde Common in Portland, is known for | Read More

Playboy Bar Guide 2015: The 1980s Are Back

by Alia Akkam in Playboy Magazine

They simply didn’t know better. In the 1970s and 1980s – the height of careless bars churning out much-maligned cocktails – imbibers absentmindedly sipped the sweet sludge they were served and asked no questions about the unbalances concoctions filling their glasses. In the midst of today’s classic-cocktail renaissance, such a shoddy approach to drink-slinging just | Read More

Portland Bar Star Jeffrey Morgenthaler Explains Why He’s Reviving Bad Drinks from the ’80s

by Caroline Pardilla in Eater

Bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s favorite spot to stand while building cocktails at Clyde Common in Portland’s Ace Hotel is in front of the tavern’s large window. One wonders if—as he looks out onto Stark Street contemplatively stirring a cocktail—he’s dreaming up the next big thing. For those unfamiliar with Morgenthaler, he’s the man responsible for whipping the bar | Read More

3 Cocktail Recipes from the Best Bar in the World: Langham London’s Artesian

by Karla Alindahao in ForbesLife

There are bars. Then there are Bars. And when yours has been named “The Best Bar in World” for three consecutive years, you know that your watering hole is the latter: more elevated in nature and in a league of its own—and that the pressure is on to create extraordinary cocktails with (mindblowing) twists. But for Alex Kratena—head bartender | Read More

The Best Bartenders in America

by Emma Janzen and Alison Miller in Southwest: The Magazine

Good cocktails? We’ve had a few. But what really make a standout bar shine? The people doing the shaking, stirring, and entertaining. Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, OR He was one of the first to start tinkering with homemade syrups, bitters, and other ingredients that now elevate bar programs across the country. That bottled Negroni | Read More

In Defense of the Girlie Drink

by Cosmo Staff in Cosmopolitan

There’s no shame in a fruity cocktail, says Portland barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler (he loves them) “When I first started seeing this girl recently, I confused the shit out of her. At dinner one night, I ordered rosé. When we went out for drinks, I got a strawberry daiquiri.” “I can’t believe this,” she said. “Other | Read More

The 5 Best New Cocktail Bars in America 2014

by Andrew Knowlton in Bon Appetit

Pépé Le Moko, Portland, OR Descend into this subterranean speakeasy and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a glamorous railway dining car (minus the windows). By now famous for his classic cocktails and Barrel-aged Negronis at Clyde Common in the Ace Hotel around the corner, Jeffrey Morgenthaler pays homage to the ’80s with drinks you probably haven’t seen on a | Read More

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Jeffrey Morgenthaler: The Man Behind the Bar

by Kelly Clarke in Portland Monthly Magazine

The legendary Clyde Common bartender reveals his slow rise to cocktail stardom (by way of dive bars and white collar ambitions). With his barrel-aged negronis, bottled café cocktails, and a chatty blog, Portland’s best-known bartender has made his mark on the global cocktail scene—training bartenders from Paris to Helsinki and landing a 2014 James Beard | Read More

They Go Where You Go: DIY Bottled Cocktails

by Kenzi Wilbur in Punch Magazine

Bottled cocktails may seem a recent novelty, but bartenders have been throwing spirits in a bottle since Jerry Thomas’s day. Kenzi Wilbur breaks down the DIY art of the to-go cocktail. … This is precisely why respected bars like Clyde Common have brought the bottled cocktail back. “We have certain lines of defense to get | Read More

They Go Where You Go: DIY Bottled Cocktails

by Kenzi Wilbur in Punch Magazine

Walking into a bar and ordering a bottled cocktail can feel incongruous to the natural order of things. It doesn’t let you lean seductively over the bar and say scotch, neat. And it doesn’t allow for watching a cast of bartenders perform something like well-rehearsed play—there’s no shaking, no stirring, no straining. You go to a bar | Read More