Mark Rothko exhibit at Portland Art Museum inspires cocktail

a Rothko-inspired cocktail called Red on the Rocks, a biting
and bracing variation on the Old Fashioned, devised by executive chef Andrew
Biggs—the recipe for which is below.

Layer 3/4 oz. of Cherry Heering (cherry liqueur) in a rocks glass
Soak 1
cube of sugar in bitters
Muddle sugar, 3 Cara Cara Orange slices and add 1
1/2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon, and 1/2 oz. of Dolin Blanc (vermouth) and ice in mixing
Pour into glass
Float 3/4 oz. of Campari
Garnish with one Amarena

“I really wanted the colors to blend and transform, in tribute to Rothko’s
artistic vision,” Biggs explains. It’s a lovely drink (available to everyone for
$12 throughout the Rothko run), especially if you give the bourbon and
Campari—two very strong and distinctive flavors—a chance to mingle. And
after a couple drinks you can mingle with your fellow cultural traveler at one
of the aforementioned events during this citywide soiree
. Cheers, Mr.

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