The Mission

Mint/820 • Portland, Oregon

Lucy Brennan's knack for using offbeat drink ingredients like avocados and beets inspires other Portland bartenders, making the city one of America's most exciting cocktail towns.

Brennan has a loyal following for her cocktail classes, taught once a month at 820. "I've had people take my class three or four times," she says. "Then they throw their own cocktail parties and try to impress me."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Fig Puree
  • 1/2 ounce ruby port
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 slice of fresh fig or 1 edible flower

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Fig Puree, port, lemon juice and Simple Syrup. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the fig slice or flower.

Contributed By Photo © Frances Janisch Published January 2006

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