Bartender vs. Barista

How do you take
your coffee rum?

Hue-Hue is delicious on its own over ice or with a little splash of cream, but that barely scratches the surface of ways to enjoy it. To generate some fun & ideas on how to use Hue-Hue, we turned to the professionals.

Portland Oregon is a hotbed of connoisseur culture. Nearly everywhere you turn it’s possible to find someone deeply passionate about living well. Whether you’re a farm-to-table foodie, adventurous home brewer, or amateur woodworker, Portland has a dedicated community for you. When it comes to coffee and cocktails, the Pacific Northwest does not disappoint.

Since Hue-Hue is a premiere barista-quality cocktail ingredient, we turned to our communities of award winning baristas and bartenders to see what they could create.

The Challenge: Come up with the best coffee cocktail using Hue-Hue Coffee Rum.

Meet Our Professionals

5 bartenders. 5 baristas.
10 unique Hue-Hue

Coffee Rum cocktails.

There’s no one-size-fits-all cocktail. Each and everyone one of us has a different set of preferences when it comes to the perfect boozy drink. We’re blown away by all the innovative recipes our bartenders and baristas have come up with, but we’d like to know which ones YOU think are the best.

Visit each of our participating bars during their cocktail feature week, try both cocktails, and tell us which one is your favorite! Here’s how you can let us know:

  1. Vote for your favorite cocktail on our
    Instagram Story Highlights @eastsidedistilling
    or
  2. Post a photo of your favorite cocktail
    on social and tag @eastsidedistilling

Week One

9/7—9/14

Capitol
Instagram

1440 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

Frank Hammitt

Starfish & Coffee

Stephanie Lawty

Coffee & TV

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Loyal Legion
Instagram

710 SE 6th St
Portland, OR 97214

Dillon McInnes

Hue Hue Sour

Adam Keefe

C.R.E.A.M.

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Week Two

9/14—9/21

Bar Bar
Instagram

3939 N Mississippi
Portland, OR 97227

Jacob Cowdin

The N.O.C.

Lauren Scott

Go Your Own Hue

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Bluehour
Instagram

250 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Aric Miller

The Dirty Birdy

Aaron Howard

The Hue Hefner

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Week 3

9/21—9/30

Century Bar
Instagram

930 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

Ian Irvine

Rosemary's Baby

Jupiter Desphy VII

Huey Huey

Learn More

Meet Our
Professionals

Portland is home to some of the best coffee shops and craft cocktail bars in the world. We reached out to 5 of our favorite local baristas and 5 of our favorite bartenders to see just how inventive they could get with a Hue-Hue cocktail.

Each brought their expertise and carefully developed palates to the challenge to come up with 10 distinct and undeniably delicious cocktails.

Week One

9/7—9/14

Capitol
1440 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
Bartender

Stephanie Lawty

Capitol

@capitol_pdx
Coffee & TV
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
spiced rum
lemon
coconut
pineapple

Barista

Frank Hammitt

Coava Coffee

@coavacoffee
Starfish & Coffee
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
sweet vermouth
sherry
maple
bitters

Cast Your Vote

Week One

9/7—9/14

Loyal Legion
710 SE 6th St
Portland, OR 97214
Bartender

Adam Keefe

Loyal Legion

@loyallegionpdx
C.R.E.A.M.
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
spiced rum
cream
coconut
cold brew
bitters

Barista

Dillon McInnes

Water Avenue Coffee

@wateravecoffee
Hue Hue Sour
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
cascara
lemon
chamomile simple
bitters

Cast Your Vote

Week Two

9/14—9/21

Bar Bar
3939 N Mississippi
Portland, OR 97227
Bartender

Lauren Scott

Bar Bar

@mississippistudios
Go Your Own Hue
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
amaro
sweet vermouth
simple
firewater bitters

Barista

Jacob Cowdin

Push X Pull Coffee

@pushxpullcoffee
The N.O.C.
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
cinnamon simple
oat milk
cold brew

Cast Your Vote

Week Two

9/14—9/21

Bluehour
250 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Bartender

Aaron Howard

Bluehour

@bluehourpdx
The Hue Hefner
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
rye
simple
bitters

Barista

Aric Miller

Sterling Coffee

@sterlingcoffee
The Dirty Birdy
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
vodka
Averna
lemon
pineapple
grapefruit

Cast Your Vote

Week 3

9/21—9/30

Century Bar
930 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
Bartender

Jupiter Desphy VII

Century Bar

@centurybarpdx
Huey Huey
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
Cachaca
Mexican Pineapple Cider

Barista

Ian Irvine

Never Coffee

@neverlab
Rosemary's Baby
$10

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
Italian Vermouth
Cold-brew coffee
rosemary

Cast Your Vote

Hue-Hue Coffee Rum

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