On Sunday, May 1, Kachka hosted a Bloody Mary Bloc Party in celebration of the release of its horseradish vodka, inviting Bull in China, Oso Market + Bar, Dig A Pony, Bit House Saloon, and Slow Bar to create a unique version of the classic weekend drink. The drinks were tasted by bloc party attendees, who visited each location in the Central Eastside and then voted on their favorite. As the event drew to a close, Dig a Pony's Blood on the Bayou was crowned Best Blood Mary on Grand.
Before the festivities began, I photographed the competing drinks with their respective creators. The photos were published in an article in The Oregonian along with recipes from each competitor. Kachka hopes to make the competition an annual event and is now offering their horseradish vodka at local liquor shops.
Bull in China: Sitting Duck by Lucas Plant and Daniel Osborne
Dig a Pony: Blood on the Bayou by James Ault and David Benedetti
Oso Bar + Market: Sign of the Times by Colin Howard
Bit House Saloon: Red Herring by Chauncey Roach
Slow Bar: Reign in Blood by Rob Hemmerling