In Photos: Weekend sippers from Port City Taste Craft Cocktail Week

Available at Mariposa, the True Blue Cocktail: Pear vodka, St. Elder liqueur, fresh lemon, splash of champagne, and sparkling mineral water, fresh blueberries, $13. Click to scroll through photos. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Mariposa) 

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Cheers — the weekend is here!

It also means Port City Taste Craft Cocktail Week is in full swing — with a little over 55 hours to go before wrapping. There are more than 30 drinks you can choose from at almost 20 local bars and restaurants as you dine and imbibe this weekend. Supporting local means keeping dollars circulating in the Cape Fear region, as local small businesses are known to put 50% more money back into their cities and towns than national chains and brands.

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Presented by Port City Daily and sponsored by End of Days Distillery, PCT Craft Cocktail Week doesn’t require coupons, or special passwords or tickets to enjoy its offerings. Just head to one of the listed drinkeries, ask for the special cocktail menu and indulge!

Below is a photo gallery for you to click and scroll through to be tempted by the artisanal creations. Head over to the Port City Taste tab to view all menus individually.

Available at True Blue Butcher and Table, Spanish Gin and Tonic: End of Days’ gin, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, $13. (Port City Daily/Courtesy True Blue) 
Available at Rx Restaurant, Zac’s Green Ginger Aid: End of Days gin, American Dreams cucumber ice cube, lemon, ginger beer, Meg’s Scarlet begonia, $14. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Rx)
Available at Rx Restaurant, C. Bee D’s Knees: End of Days gin, lemon, Terra Vita “Hot Blonde” CBD hemp-infused honey, $14. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Rx)
Available at Pour Taproom, EOD Negroni: End of Days gin, American Dreams cucumber ice cube, lemon, ginger beer, Meg’s Scarlet begonia, $14. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Pour Taproom)
Available at CAM Cafe, Pinkies’ Punch and The Shadow Martini. Pinkie’s Punch: Watermelon rum, fresh watermelon and lemon juice, topped off with a slice of watermelon, $13. Shadow Martini: End of Day’s vodka, crème de cassis, Kahlua, teaspoon activated charcoal, and ginger beer, garnished with blackberries, $13. (Port City Daily/Courtesy of CAM Cafe)
Available at Front St Brewery, End of an Era: End of Days of gin, sour mix, simple syrup, dash of water, muddled blackberries, mint,  shaken with an egg white, $10. (Port City Daily/Courtesy of Front St. Brewery)
Available at Poe’s Tavern, Marie Rogêt: End of Days rum, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, coconut syrup, grand marnier, orange juice, and nutmeg, $10. Masque of The Red Death: End of Days Gin, sweet vermouth, muddled orange, cherry juice, and Aperol, $10. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Poe’s Tavern)
Available at Sweet n Savory, Lavendar Jalapeño Lemonade: Rum, lavendar syrup, jalapeño extract, and housemade lemonade, $7. (Port City Daily/Courtesy of Sweet n Savory)
Available at Sweet n Savory, Mocha Chocolate Martini: Made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and midnight oil coffee. (Port City Daily/Courtesy of Sweet n Savory)
Available at Varnish: Witches Blood and Brown sugar Bourbon Butter Beer. Witches Blood: cherry schnapps, vodka, whiskey, cherry soda, $8. Brown sugar Bourbon Butter Beer: Bourbon, brown sugar, butterbeer, apple cider, $8. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Varnish)
Available at Café Chinoi, Matahari Cocktail: Sake, Domaine Canton, cucumber, lime juice, and ginger beer, garnished with candied ginger, $11. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Café Chinois)
  
Available at Indochine, S’mores old fashioned: Bourbon, toasted marshmallow syrup, chocolate bitters, stirred, served up, $11. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Indochine)
Available at The Green House, Twisted Vintage: Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, Barrel Rested maple syrup, Earl grey concentrate, $11. (Port City Daily/Courtesy The Green House)
Available at The Green House, Rasasvada Ruby artemisia spirit restorative, seedlip garden 108, matcha, fresh lemon juice, Home Body Fields fig-cardamom shrub, aquafaba, $11. (Port City Daily/Courtesy The Green House)
Available at Husk, Cape Fear Sunset: End of Days vodka, violet syrup, lemonade, cherry syrup, soda, sugar rim, $8. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Husk)
Available at YoSake, Rising Sun: End of Day’s vodka, Joto Blue sake, fresh lemon, simple syrup, raspberry puree, $12. Pomegranate Ginger Mojito: Rum, pomegranate ginger syrup, muddled mint, fresh lemon and soda, $12. (Port City Daily/Courtesy YoSake)
Available at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Missing Link: Sugar-smoked glass, Bumbu rum, Bittermens tiki bitters, housemade Falernum syrup, garnished with brûlée-fried sweet plantain. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Available at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Smoking Hot Coffee: Cedar-smoked coup glass, House-infused, fired-up tequila, hoodoo chicory liquor, Kahlúa coffee liquor, housemade Demerara syrup, Lucky Joe’s nitro espresso, egg whites, brûlée sugar top, garnished with Cuban coffee beans. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Available at Ceviche’s, Gingered Pear and Old Fashioned Passion: Old Fashioned Passion: Brugal 1888 rum served over passionfruit infused cherries, muddled orange and a splash of simple syrup, garnished with orange peel and cherries, $12. Gingered pear: EOD vodka, Looza pear juice, fresh lemon juice, local honey, egg white and a dash of ginger bitters, garnished with candied pear, $12. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Ceviche’s)
Available at Salt Fish, Asian Spud Blossom: End of Day’s gin, Domaine de Canton, Asian purple potato syrup, lemon juice, clover blossom garnish, $12. Shipwreck-a Rebecca: EOD rum, muddled cilantro, lime, red chilies, shaken then double strained, club soda, $12. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Salt Fish)
Available at End of Days Distillery, Castle St. Mojito: End of Days rum, mint, seasonal fruit, and raw sugar, $12. (Port City Daily/Photo by Matthew Ray Photography)
Available at End of Days Distillery, Rum Old Fashioned: End of Days rum, cherry syrup, and house bitters, $12. (Port City Daily/Photo by Matthew Ray Photography)

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