"A verdant, peppery take on the gimlet, the Gin Rocket cocktail by Portland/Bay Area bartender Kate Bolton gets its eye-catching color and spicy bite from muddled arugula (aka rocket)."
“...Aperitifs are kind of the best of both worlds—like spirits and wine combined,” says Kate Bolton, bar manager of the recently opened Americano in Portland, Oregon. “And what’s really exciting is there’s so much diversity in the category—there’s so much more to explore.”
"My whole menu is paired. It's not about me just coming up with a good drink, it's about looking at the flavors [..] and how can I complement or balance them."
"Sure, many bars serve punch bowls or a cup of a punch special for the day, but Bolton and Smith have created a forward-thinking punch on tap program. A fancy tap system connects to barrels in the basement storing the Code Hero punch and five seasonal, rotating punches, both classics and original recipes."
"Bartender Kate Bolton mixes perfect match at Maven."
"Meet Maven's Kate Bolton, Bartender of the Year."