Check Out Portland's Pok Pok Som Cocktail Competition, July 25-August 1

This week, starting on Monday, July 25 and ending the following Monday, August 1, bars and restaurants across Portland are participating in a Pok Pok Som cocktail competition. Each bar or restaurant is using a selection of Pok Pok’s drinking vinegars, made for sodas, drinks, or sipping. Guests are encouraged to try each of these six cocktails around town and vote for their favorites.

The contest highlights the growing trend of adding potable vinegar, also known as a shrub, to cocktails, which lends a sharpness and depth. While the bars were able to select which Som they liked from a dozen available choices, a full half chose to use the tamarind vinegar, making it the most popular choice by far.

The List:

Ox/Whey Bar: Amores Perros
Vida Mescal, Altos Silver Tequila, Campari, Tamarind Som, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Lime, with an Espelette, Sugar, Salt Rim

Paydirt: Som Kinda Love
Buddha Hand Som, Laird's Applejack, Torani Amer, Angostura bitters, Ardbeg Scotch whisky

Old Gold: Slide Whistle
Aviation Gin, Tamarind Som, Agave, Lemon Juice, Vida Mescal

SouthPark Seafood: Sommer Sour
Brandy, Ginger Som, Egg White, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup.

NEPO 42:  Pineapple Som Cocktail
Aria gin, Pineapple Som, Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose, Lemon Peel, Pickled Watermelon Rind.

Departure: Som Mule
Tamarind Som, Hangar One Makrut Lime Vodka, Cock N’ Bull Ginger Beer

Let us know where you’re going and what your favorite Pok Pok Som cocktail is by tweeting us at @drink_portland with the hashtag #votesom, and don’t forget to vote over at the website here

Cocktail photo via Southpark
Vinegar photo via Little Green Pickle

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