Portland's Rum Club has been a perennial favorite for industry folks looking for a post-shift drink since Mike Shea first opened the bar in 2011. We asked the Rum Club crew (including newcomer Adam Robinson) to pick their 5 favorite drinks on the menu.
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Your costume's ready, down to the fake blood and creepy contact lenses—but if your Halloween party doesn't include a pumpkin cocktail, it's really not complete. We asked a few of our favorite bartenders, including Jessica Gonzalez of Death & Co. in New York, Rhiannon Enlil of Cure in New Orleans, and Adam Robinson of The Bent Brick in Portland, OR, to help us out with a few delicious pumpkin-spiked drinks to help you celebrate. Check out the drinks (and get the recipes) in the slideshow.
It's not a shock these days for a restaurant to serve food with a decidedly local focus—and the food at The Bent Brick is excellent—but it's rare to see a bar that holds itself to a similar challenge. Bar manager Adam Robinson (who came to Portland after a stint at Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York) has crafted his cocktail menu solely around local and domestic spirits.