Trails & Cocktails: AOP How-to Happy Hour Recap

On Tuesday April 27, 2021, Athletic & Outdoor Professionals hosted their first virtual meet up event! The how-to happy hour featured an an interactive cocktail lesson lead by the mixology master Joe Frade of Known Associates Social Club and a presentation by Darryl Ramsey of Outdoor Afro Portland Chapter about how to explore your unique outdoor path.

The event was live streamed, by Fortem Films, from Botanist Lounge (1300 NW Lovejoy). Our AOP Committee member, Herbert Beauclere, Director of Marketing at Pensole Academy, kicked off the event before handing it over to Joe Frade who showed us how to get creative making Old Fashions, Mules, Mojitos and more using the ingredients from the complimentary Cocktail Mix Kit. Then Darryl shared information about Outdoor Afro, the local Portland chapter, the work they are doing and how to get involved.

If you missed the event, need a refresher on recipe lessons, or want to revisit the Outdoor Afro presentation, you can watch the full live stream here:


Video starts at 00:42 seconds

  • 00:42-02:27 — Intro by Herbert, AOP
  • 02:27-26:30 — Cocktail Mixing lesson from Joe Frade
  • 26:42-36:55 — Presentation from Darryl Ramsey
    • 29:21-32:50 — Outdoor Afro video
  • 37:12-41:00 — Closing remarks + Q&A

Thanks again for everyone who joined us! What was your favorite part about this event? Did you enjoy learning more about Outdoor Afro? What cocktail lessons did you learn? Let us know at @aop_portland!


  • Add 1/4 to 1/2 oz. to your favorite spirit over ice and dilute.
  • Garnish with orange peel
  • 1.5 oz of your favorite spirit
  • Ginger beer
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Served in a highball glass over ice
  • 1.5 oz of your favorite spirit (gin or cognac recommend)
  • 1/4 oz of old fashioned syrup
  • 1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • Shake over ice, strain into coupe glass
  • Fill with champagne
  • 1.5 oz of your favorite spirit
  • 3/4 oz of Campari
  • 3/4 oz of Lejon Sweet vermouth
  • Stir over ice and serve on the rocks with an orange edge
  • 2 oz of your favorite spirit
  • 1 oz of lemon juice
  • 1/ oz of mint syrup
  • Shaken and served in a rocks glass over ice
  • You can add some egg white for froth but will need to mix the ingredients well before shaking over ice
  • You can also add some old fashioned syrup in small amounts to make this cocktail pop.
  • 1/4 oz Old fashioned syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lejon Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 oz of by your favorite spirit
  • Stirred over ice and served neat in a cocktail coupe
  • 1.5 oz of your favorite spirit
  • 1/2 oz of mint syrup
  • 1/2 oz of lime juice
  • Fill with ginger beer
  • Shaken and served in a highball glass over ice
  • You can add a float of Ancho Reyes to make it spicy or a float of Campari to make it bitter sweet
  • 1.5 oz of your favorite spirit
  • 3/4 oz of fresh lime
  • 3/4 oz of mint syrup
  • Shaken and served in a rocks glass over ice
  • You can add a float of Ancho Reyes to make it spicy or a float of Campari to make it bitter sweet

Thanks to our event speakers/presenters!


Joe is a Marine Corps veteran, Award winning Bartender and a dedicated service industry professional. He has been part of multiple hospitality projects ranging from fine dining to boutique hotels with his latest project, Known Associates Social Club, taking on a new genre of its own. His love for the service industry originated from his military experience working in a fast-paced environment involving small unit leadership. As a mixologist he is a strong advocate for Latin spirits hosting various tequila and mezcal seminars, rum celebrations, reforestation efforts and staff trainings. Most importantly, he has dedicated his hospitality career to mentorship and collaboration by promoting education, sustainability and lifestyle balance. He studied Public Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University and believes that “life is about choice so don’t choose a job, choose a lifestyle.”


Darryl Ramsey (Portland, OR) is an R&D engineer at a local software company and an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and golf. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he discovered his love for the outdoors while living in Anchorage, Alaska. He was introduced to downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and fishing. The experiences inspired him to pursue the Outdoor Afro Leadership position for the Portland network a few years after he relocated.


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