Slideshow: Bartender's Choice: Tom Lindstedt On What to Drink at Little Bird in Portland, OR

Havane ($10)
Havane ($10)
"The Havane is a house-favorite cocktail," says Lindstedt. "It's both bright and bitter and perfectly balanced." What's in it? Aveze (a bitter gentian liqueur), lemon juice, Gordon's gin, Bärenjäger honey liqueur, and Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur.
Yellow Smoke ($10)
Yellow Smoke ($10)
"I really like savory components in cocktails," says Lindstedt. "While mezcal isn't for everyone, the cocktail makes for a great introduction to the smoky spirit," he says. Fidencio mezcal lays the smoky foundation accompanied by the lighter, bittersweet aperitif Lillet and a tiny splash of chocolate Mud Puddle vodka.
Cepage ($10)
Cepage ($10)
The Cepage is Lindstedt's take on the equal-parts Sidecar cocktail, traditionally comprised of one part lemon juice, one part orange liqueur, and one part cognac. Lindstedt uses a Peychaud's cordial made from the bitters and simple syrup, plus Combier Orange liqueur, and verjus instead of lemon. "The lack of citrus means this cocktail doesn't require constant re-balancing for acidity like the traditional Sidecar, making the cocktail both consistent and time efficient", says Lindstedt.
La Vie En Rose ($10)
La Vie En Rose ($10)
"La Vie En Rose is our 'vodka drink', without having any vodka," says Lindstedt. "It's an approachable cocktail that introduces many people to pisco, a spirit they may have never experienced." The cocktail is made with Cocchi Americano Rosa, Alto Del Carmen pisco, Combier pamplemousse liqueur, and lemon.
Pégoud ($10)
Pégoud ($10)
The Pégoud is Lindstedt's riff on the Aviation cocktail. For this drink, he mixes together Citadelle Gin, Crème Yvette, Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup, and lemon.