Uncommon Cocktails X Three Spirit

Uncommon Cocktails X Three Spirit

Collin Nicholas (also known as @uncommoncocktails) is a Portland, Oregon-based restaurateur and drinks expert with over a decade of experience logged in the late-night locales of New York City, Rome, and the Bay Area.

Originally making a name for himself in Portland behind some of the city's most lauded cocktail menus, including low and no-abv options, Collin can now be found behind the bar at Portland’s Pink Rabbit Bar, his first solo project, and it’s sister bar Fools & Horses.

Using Three Spirit's functional botanical elixirs he has created three non-alcoholic twists on cocktail classics; a fruity Margarita, a tropical Mai Tai, and a soothing Manhattan... 

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Livener Watermelon Margarita

A fruity revamp of a classic

Give the classic Margarita a revamp with this fresh, fruit-forward take. Three Spirit Livener brings notes of guava, watermelon and ginger to get the party started with a touch of caffeine from guayusa and green tea to kick off the night.


2 oz Livener

¾ oz lime juice

½ oz agave nectar

2 large cubes of fresh watermelon

2 cucumber slices

Garnish: cucumber and watermelon wheels


Place cucumber slices and watermelon cubes to a shaking tin, muddle lightly. Add the Three Spirit Livener, lime juice and agave to the tin. Add ice, shake and double strain into a glass. Garnish and enjoy.


Social Elixir Strawberry Mai Tai

A complex take on the tropical classic

Liquified island vibes and a dose of liquid courage - this time, the Three Spirit way. Three Spirit's Social Elixir’s plant-powered benefits will lift your spirits and lower your inhibitions so you can be the life of the party. Nutty orgeat and bright citrus balances the moody, funky profile of Social Elixir for a complex take on the tropical classic.


1.5 oz Social Elixir

½ oz orgeat

½ oz orange juice

½ oz lime juice

1 or 2 large strawberries (hulled & quartered)

Garnish: fresh mint sprig & dried pineapple slice


Add strawberries to shaking tin. Measure Three Spirit Social Elixir, orgeat, orange and lime juice into the tin. Add ice, shake and double strain into a glass. Garnish and enjoy.


Nightcap Manhattan

A soothing twist on the classic

A soothing twist on the classic, perfect for a cozy night in or to round off a wild night. Brewed tea and the woody, aromatic Three Spirit Nightcap take the place of a great whiskey, and we keep it classic by finishing with orange bitters and a twist or a Maraschino cherry.


2.5 oz Nightcap

½ oz honey

½ oz orange juice

½ oz brewed Oolong tea (cooled)

Garnish: orange twist or maraschino cherry (optional)


Combine Three Spirit Nightcap and all other ingredients in your glass, stir to dilute - about one minute. Garnish and enjoy!

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