Help us choose the official mocktail of the Portland Timbers 2015 season. Vote for your favorite mocktail recipe from the twelve listed below, and be entered for a chance to win a Portland Timbers signed jersey and four tickets to their last home match on Oct. 17th.
WHAT IS A MOCKTAIL?
A mock cocktail, non-alcoholic cocktail, or a mixed drink that does not contain alcohol.
HOW DO I VOTE?
The top three mocktail recipes with the most votes will move to the final round. The mocktail winner will be chosen by a panel of judges at a Timbers viewing party at Rose & Thistle Pub on October 25th when they play FC Dallas. Help cheer on the Timbers and your favorite mocktail. Click here to vote and enter. (contest ends October 12, 2014)
Look for the winning mocktail at all 2015 Cascadia home matches.
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|1) If A Tree Falls...|
|Michael R. of Driftwood Room|
The basic recipe for a 3 quart batch which will make 3 gallons of the drink
|This is a bulk shrub recipe so you can make it in large batches, in advance, and it stores for a very long time (I have one that is 7 months old). Place the blackberries, Douglas Fir and sugar in a 2 gallon container. Let it sit for 24 hours, stirring occasionally. After 24 hours add the vinegars and stir until sugar is dissolved. Strain the mixture out making sure to get the juice out of the berries. Serve over ice with a 3 to 1 ratio of soda water to shrub. Garnish with a Douglas Fir sprig if you like. You'll love this drink so much you'll get a woody.|
|4) Big Raz Daddy|
|Jon G. of Interurban|
For the simple (only "complex" part)
Place all ingredients in a saucepan at medium-high heat. Smash the berries until they lose their form. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly. Cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. Let cool before using.
Shake with ice, strain into iced collins, top with ginger beer and garnish with mint/lime wheel
|5) Quiver to me Timbers|
|Jake B. of The Davis in Eugene|
1 oz fresh lime juice
Take a mixing tin and add lime juice with the cucumber wheels, mint and jalapeno ring and gently muddle all together (you can always use a wooden spoon for this). Add the angostura bitters and ginger syrup and shake briefly with ice for 8-10 seconds. Either double strain or dump ingredients (according to preference) into an ice filled collins or pint glass and top with soda water (or sparkling water if you're fancy). Garnish drink with a cucumber wheel and a jalapeno ring attached together with a tuft of mint (simply poke a small hole in the center of the cucumber wheel, place the open part of the jalapeno ring around that and stick the stem of the mint through the cucumber wheel so the tuft of the leaves stand up on the surface of the drink and it holds all three together.
ginger syrup- take 1 cup hot water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup peeled ginger pieces in a blender and blend until mixture looks like a puree and sugar is dissolved. Let stand for 10-15 mints and strain clumps of ginger out of syrup and bottle for refrigeration.
Al ingredients should be pretty common at most bars with mojitos, jalapeno margaritas and side salads hosting the muddled ingredients. The color is perfect for the Timbers and its super easy to make for even the most amateur enthusiasts. Plus you can add gin, vodka or tequila and make a tasty adult beverage. Cheers!
|8) Pepino Cooler|
|Laura L. of St. Jack|
2 oz Fresh Cucumber Syrup
Combine all ingredients over ice in a 10 oz rocks glass, adding soda last. Insert straws and garnish with a slit cucumber wheel on the rim of the glass.
Fresh Cucumber Syrup:
|9) The Timber Tantrum|
|Ryan V. of Clark Lewis|
0.5 oz. RAFT Smoked Tea Vanilla Syrup (a locally produced and distributed syrup soda base)
Ingredients, (minus the soda water), can be built in an iced shaking tin, or mixing glass, shaken, then strained into an iced 12oz. collins glass, or similar beverage ware. Finished with soda and garnished with a cherry.
Ingredients, (minus soda water), can be combined in bulk, stirred, or blended, poured over iced 12oz. glassware, topped with soda and garnished with a cherry. Kegging, or utilization of a soda siphon are both applicable as well.
|10) The Hat Trick|
|Sierra K. of Pope house bourbon bar & Hale Pele tiki bar|
1 oz ginger syrup
|Put mint leaves in cup |
Add ginger syrup
Add lemon juice
Add ice and shake
Top w soda water
Ginger syrup recipe:
1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white 1/2 fresh ginger root chopped 1/4 cup candied ginger. Add ingredients to 2.5 cup of hot water. Cook until sugars dissolve. Let cool and strain before use.