Monday, September 29, 2008

A Drink of Cinq: Lance Mayhew


Le Mixeur Cinq will be held on Saturday, October 4, at 8pm. The drink menu for the event is comprised of original creations of esteemed bartenders from Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Over the next week, we will be featuring a post on each of the contributors and their drink.

LANCE MAYHEW

Lance is a brilliant bartender currently plying his trade primarily at 50 Plates in Portland, OR. He is also the president of the Oregon Bartender's Guild, the keeper of a fine cocktail blog, and an all around fine human being.

Lance once donated a kidney to save my dog's life (not sure whose kidney it was). He helps old ladies cross the street, even if they don't want to. He found a cure for cancer once, but got rid of it because he was worried the other scientists would feel bad for not having thought of it themselves (hint: it involves home-smoked bourbon and bacon fat).

And he loves to show people a good time when they come to see him at his temple, also known as a bar.

And he gave us a drink recipe for Le Mixeur Cinq, which in and of itself makes him totally cool.

Here it is:

North Beach Bramble

1 oz Martin Miller's Gin
1 oz Aperol
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup

shake and strain into a cocktail glass
garnish with lemon twist



PHOTO BY ZANE HARRIS


Let me just add that the intellectual and moral satisfaction that I failed to gain from the utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill, the evolutionary methods of Marx and Lenin, the social contract theory of Hobbes, the 'back to nature' optimism of Rousseau, and the superman philosophy of Nietzsche, I found in the bartending of Lance.

(Editor's note: the author lifted this quote from Martin Luther King, who was referring to Gandhi, and not about the Mahatma's bartending abilities, but his non-violent resistance philosophy...but who are we to split hairs?)

Merci pour ĂȘtre avec nous, Lance!

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2 comments:

Emma Davis said...

Double brap!u

T. Mixeur said...

Emma, if you can send along some brap I'd be more than happy to serve it at Le Mixeur.