Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

A Halloween Cocktail! The QUInutButter Cup with QUI Tequila

I love this time of year: crisp, clear, sunshine-y days, the fiery yellow and gold leaves underfoot, and, because…HALLOWEEN(!), we can finally allow ourselves to indulge in obscene amounts of candy. Peanut butter cups have always been one of my all-time favorites. When you’re a kid and you hit a house with full size peanut […]

Chipotle Cherry Bourbon Smash

The ‘Smash’ is in effect a Julep on a small plan.” – Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930 What is a smash? It sounds fun! According to cocktail lore, it is essentially a julep. Sooo…spirit, sugar, water, mint and ice. A smash usually uses fresh, seasonal fruit. Muddled or…smashed, as it were! Some smashes have other herbs […]

Fall In The Catskills & The Phoenicia Flea

Check out our spectacular fall weekend in the Catskills last week! Could that montage be any more autumnal?! Can’t you just smell the wood smoke in your scarf, hear the crunchy leaves underfoot and taste the hot, spiced apple cider and whiskey cocktails I was concocting?? If you weren’t transported by that explosion of earth tones […]

The Pear & Sage Gin & Tonic

About a month ago I was invited to a tasting for Peach Street Distillers. While they hold the title of oldest locally owned distillery in Colorado, and the American Distilling Institute awarded them Distillery of the Year in 2012, they have only just recently crept on my radar. Based in tiny Palisade, Colorado, a sunny valley town with a population of […]

Thanksgiving Countdown: Breuckelen Harvest

Like many of you, I’ll be spending the afternoon road-tripping it up through the wintry mix that is the Catskills this time of year. So today’s post will be brief! The Breuckelen Harvest cocktail is named for its starring spirit, Breuckelen Distilling‘s 77 Wheat Whiskey. This has everything you want in an autumnal cocktail: Hard […]

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