- SERVINGS: makes 1 drink
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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- 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.