New Moon Cocktail Menu (Photo courtesy of Portal)

Portal Unveils Cocktails From its ‘New Moon’ Menu (Debuts May 7)


May 3, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Mark Erman and Eric Erman, the brothers behind Ermanos Bar on Fourth Avenue, introduced us to its new cocktail bar experience, Portal, in early 2020. Now, the Ermans and the rest of the Portal team are ready to debut brand-new cocktails in that space

On Tuesday, May 7, the New Moon cocktail menu will grace us with its presence in alignment with the new moon that’ll be high up in the sky.

New Moon Cocktail Menu (Photo courtesy of Portal)

In fact, this month’s new moon phase brings a breath of fresh air after last month’s eclipses and retrograde — like hitting a reset button.

So, here’s to a new moon and new cocktails at Portal!

Invitations to Party
  • Lips Pursuit – Grey Whale gin, lemon, Pamplemousse, Cardamaro
  • Montenegro – cucumber, jalapeño & cilantro-infused tequila, lime, Clamato sangrita chaser, Tapatio
  • Espresso Martini – vodka, coffee liquor, cold brew, vanilla
  • Green Tea – Irish whiskey, peach, lemon, green tea
0-Proof Cocktails
  • Amuse Bougie – Maya Tea Jynn, lime, sage pineapple, orgeat
  • Mojito Doppelganger – Maya Tea Rhum, lime, mint, demerara, Angostura bitters
  • For the Gram – Seedlip Spice, lemon, allspice, grenadine, bubble
Hawk’s Way
  • Birdies Up – Brugal anejo rum, brûléed banana, Montenegro, Angostura bitters, Giocondo Caffe Cabaret
  • Secret Garden – Botanist Gin, Flying Leap Lavender Brandy, Boston bitters, salt
  • Love Like a God – rosemary butter-washed bourbon, demerara, Angostura bitters
  • Marry Me to the Sky – Angostura bitters, Angostura Amaro, lime, orgeat, egg white
Cat Power
  • Tinder Bumble Super Like – gin, matcha honey, lemon, coconut cream, egg white
  • Body Tingles – cognac, Martine Honeysuckle, Montenegro, lemon, grapefruit, hibiscus tea
  • Calling All Porn Stars – vodka, lime, passionfruit, vanilla, Champagne sidecar
Wolf Pack
  • Manifest Your Nature – Ocho Plata tequila, beet purée, carrot juice, demerara, lime, celery bitters
  • Sapien Landing – coconut-washed pisco, sage pineapple, lemon, creme de violet
  • Chepe Express – Sotol Onó, kiwi, Akashi Ume plum whisky, kiwi simple, lime
Social
  • Spare Parts – vodka, rum, Allspice Dram, Biscotti liqueur, blueberry syrup, orgeat, lemon, ginger beer
  • Dream Come True – bartenders choice of material to make your wildest tiki-bowl dreams come true
Fortune Cookies
  • Espresso Martini – vodka, coffee liquor, Presta cold brew, vanilla
  • Obsidian Cool – black sesame-infused vodka, black sesame syrup, Liquor 43, orgeat
  • Saturn – gin, passionfruit, lemon, falernum, orgeat, butterfly pea tea

To better serve everyone and due to the limited capacity inside of Portal, each experience is set to 90 minutes. This allows others to come in and enjoy the new cocktail menu and fun conversations with Portalgoers.

If you’ve yet to stop by the cocktail bar, the space seems to take you on a journey to another world with its hand-milled poplar wood slats curving around the room (this also depends on how strong your cocktail is). Most of the room is dimly lit aside from the area behind the bar which is decorated with vibrant colors and stained glass.

Portal (Photo by Jackie Tran)
Happy Hour

Yep, there’s a Happy Hour, folks!

From 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 2 – 7 p.m. on Sunday you can score $3 off all cocktails and wells, $2 off cocktails on the “Invitations to Party” menu, and $2 off beer and wine.

Portal Cocktails is located at 220 N. Fourth Ave. For more information, visit portalcocktails.com.

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