Andrew Volk, owner of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, has been named one of the country’s “Best New Mixologists” by Food & Wine magazine.

Altogether, 10 mixologists were honored, but nearly all of the others are working in much larger cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston and Houston.

The editors of the magazine noted that Volk specializes in “carefully constructed” drinks such as the Green Eyes (gin, Chartreuse, lime and egg white), paired with Scandinavian-influenced foods.

Volk, a New England native, and his wife and business partner, Briana, opened the little cocktail bar at 75 Market St. in 2013, after moving back here from the West Coast. Just one year later, Bon Appetit columnist Andrew Knowlton named Portland Hunt & Alpine one of the “5 Best New Cocktail Bars in America 2014.” That same year, Volk won a 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Award from

And in 2015, Portland Hunt & Alpine was a semi-finalist in the Outstanding Bar Program category of the James Beard Awards.

In a short Q & A, Volk told Food & Wine that the “coolest cocktail name” he’s ever come up with is Cardomomagin – a blend of Scotch, lemon, cardamom syrup and hard cider.

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