“Tilly Jane was the wife of [powerful 19th-century Portlander] William Ladd and has a hiking trail and campground named after her up on Mt. Hood,” says Kevin Ludwig of this cocktail, which appeared on his bar’s opening menu.
1 3/4 oz. pear brandy
3/4 oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth
1/2 oz. Cynar
1 tsp. ginger syrup
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Stir all ingredients with ice to chill and strain into a chilled glass.
Kevin Ludwig, Portland, Oregon
For more cocktail recipes from bars in Portland, Ore., check out “Crazy Together” in the September/October 2009 issue.