Cocktail For A Cause

Cocktail For A Cause

In September 2015, the Pickled Fish bar manager Matt Lessnau (now Head Distiller at Adrift Distillers) was also working as a city council member for the Parks and Rec department for Ilwaco. He wanted to find a way to raise money for a new play structure they were building, and suggested creating a cocktail special, with 50% of the sale going to raise money for the new play structure.

Bourbon Renewal

The first cocktail was taken from a modern classic by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, the Bourbon Renewal:

2 oz bourbon

1 oz fresh lemon juice

0.5 oz creme de cassis

0.5 oz simple syrup

1 dash Angostura bitter

The Bourbon Renewal was incredibly popular, and raised $2,145 for the new play structure. This storming success was the birth of the Cocktail For A Cause program.

Over the years, through the Cocktail for a Cause program, we’ve supported over 47 different local charities – from Astoria food banks to our local ACLU chapter, to projects tackling youth homelessness on the peninsula – and raised $50,000 and counting!

Money Raised in $

2015 3345$
2016 5155$
2017 5760$
2018 8314$
2019 8515$
2020 6825$
2021 16991$

Our Most Recent #CocktailforaCause

bowline hotel cocktail

November – Home Sweet Home
Whiskey. Infused simple. Absinthe. Rosemary sprig.
Cause: Clatsop Community Action 


December – Holiday Cheer
Spiced rum. Dom Benedictine. Egg. Nutmeg.
Cause: Dylan Jude Harrell Community Center

cfac january 2022

January  – Shiver My Whiskers 
Vodka. Lime. Adrift Distillers Cranberry Liqueur. Cranberry. Mint.
Cause: South Pacific County Humane Society

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