Departure Lounge at The Nines Hotel
The Nines hotel in Portland has a cocktail at the cool Departure Restaurant & Lounge that features a salt made from real food. The lounge’s signature Bloody Mary includes housemade kimchi as a garnish as well as a pork belly salt rim. The salt is made in house by cooking down and grinding the pork belly.
Fusion Bar & Restaurant at Gallery Hotel Art
Fusion Bar & Restaurant, the signature restaurant at Gallery Hotel Art in Florence, serves up a Miso Bull cocktail that features Stolichnaya vodka and shochu, a Japanese spirit similar to vodka. The vodka and shochu are stirred with miso soup and seasoning, and served hot. This is soup with a kick.
This next one wins the prize for taking dinner drinking seriously. SMAK Bar at the Hotel Madeline in Telluride serves an ultra-decadent Bloody Mary garnished with--are you ready-- two cheeseburger sliders, three stuffed olives, pickled okra, pickled green beans, pickled asparagus, celery, pearl onions, lemons, limes, pepperoncini, celery salt, black pepper, and two strips of bacon! Bottoms up! (Burp.)
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[Photos: Hotel Madeline/Gallery Hotel Art/The Nines]