Cocktails for a Spring Garden Party

Table with spring flowers

The right cocktails can turn any spring picnic into a garden party, regardless of the actual size of your garden. Your get-togethers may be smaller as you’re social distancing during COVID-19, but as the weather warms up, a backyard, patio, or terrace can all make perfect venues for a seasonal get-together. Whether you’re planning on grilling or catering from your favorite restaurant, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, encourages you to pair your meal with refreshing spring cocktails. Here are a few recipes that are sure to impress your guests.

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Happy Mint Julep Day

Mint juleps in silver cups

A mint julep is a refreshing and minty high-class cocktail that’s commonly associated with the American South and its cuisine. Smooth bourbon, crisp mint, and loads of ice make it super refreshing with just enough sweetness to bring it from good to great.

May 30 is the official day to celebrate the mint julep drink. With fresh mint already plentiful and summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to bring out the julep cups and stock up on bourbon and ice. To help you prepare for Mint Julep Day, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, breaks down what makes mint juleps so great, their history, and how to make them.

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Living It Up with Lime in Drinks

Slices of lime in a drink with iceYou’re familiar with limes – they’re the small, round, green cousin of oranges and lemons. Sweet with an acidic bite, they have a floral scent and undertone and are popular in pies and salsa. But did you know they’re great in drinks, too? Here, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, takes a closer look at everything you need to know about the timeless and tasty tradition of lime in drinks.

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Introducing Our New Online Retailer Portal

Store Employee Ordering Wine

Since 1935, Columbia Distributing has strived to find new ways to better serve our customers, including shops, restaurants, bars, and more. Today, we’re proud to announce our online retailer portal, designed to make ordering and account management simple while preserving the premier customer service you’ve come to expect. Whether you’re an existing customer in Oregon, Washington, or California or seeking a new online beverage distributor, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started.

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How to Choose an Online Beverage Distributor

Store Owner And Employee Discuss Online Ordering

If you’re like many retailers and bar and restaurant owners, you could streamline operations and make stock management more efficient with help from an online beverage distributor’s digital platform. Yet before choosing your partner, it’s important to know what to look for. To help businesses across Oregon, Washington, and California make the best choice, Columbia Distributing offers a few things to consider when choosing an online beverage distributor.

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Choosing the Wine to Serve at Your Dinner Party

Wine Glasses Over A Dinner Table

Are you planning to host a dinner party in the near future? While you have probably already thought about what food you are going to serve, figuring out which wine you are going to pair with it is just as important. Finding the right wine for your dinner party can take the experience to the next level and impress your guests. Columbia Distributing has put together this guide on choosing the right wine for dinner parties, so you can make sure the evening goes without a hitch.

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Best Cocktails for a Leisurely Morning

Woman Drinking Outside

When making breakfast in the morning, you may not think about pouring yourself a drink. However, there are several types of cocktails specifically created to be drunk in the morning. Usually light and fruity, these cocktails are a great way to enjoy brunch with your friends or get ready for an exciting day. For ideas on what drinks to make and what foods to pair with them, try this list from Columbia Distributing.

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Warming Up with Mulled Wine for Winter

Mugs Of Mulled Wine

As a kid, you probably enjoyed a piping hot mug of hot chocolate to warm you up on a chilly winter evening. But now that you’re older, you can introduce alcohol into the equation with mulled wine. A classic favorite for winter, mulled wine has a long history and is part of many traditions around the holidays. If you are looking for a delicious new drink that’s perfect for sipping while staying cozy inside, learn more about mulled wine from Columbia Distributing.

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Going Green: Best Beers to Dye for St. Patrick’s Day

Mug Of Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day is the one time of year where you’re allowed to turn everything green, including beer. If you’re out at a bar celebrating the holiday, you will likely see green beer being served by the pint to festive patrons. Often, these bars will just color whatever light beer they have on tap to serve the masses quickly. But if you appreciate quality beer, try dyeing your own at home. Columbia Distributing has put together a list of some beers that will show off the green dye well but taste great, too.

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Working at Columbia Distributing: The Experience of a Warehouse Employee in the Pacific NW

Water Bottles Ready For Delivery

Some key characteristics come to mind when you think of your dream employer. Most of us might list successful, family-oriented, and competitive benefits to name a few. And according to Samuel Valenzuela, a warehouse employee with Columbia Distributing, his employer checks off each of those boxes — plus many more. Here’s a closer look at Valenzuela’s experience with Columbia Distributing, which is based in Portland, Oregon and operates locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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