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Mixologist Shaking-Up Everyday Cocktails

OPB | Aug. 23, 2007 8:10 a.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 1:19 a.m. | Portland, OR

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Allison Frost By Allison Frost

Lucy Oregonian Lucy Brennan is one of the nation’s top mixologists. That means, among other things, she makes a mean avocado daiquiri.
 
Portlanders may know her restaurant mint or her lounge 820. Magazines from Food and Wine to Playboy have all named the local restaurateur in articles about who’s who in mixology.
 
Brennan immigrated to the US in the 80’s from Great Britain but only started her first restaurant after she moved to Portland 14 years ago.
 
She’s just written a new book, called Hip Sips — published by Chronicle Books — which contains many of her signature drinks —with fresh fruit and the occasional vegetable.
 
Speaking earlier with Allison Frost, she said when she first started getting national recognition, it came as a surprise to her as much as anyone.

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