Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

A Friendsgiving Cocktail! The Green Pear Sparkler

The Thanksgiving countdown is underway! T-minus seven days until the turkey frenzy takes over America’s kitchens and tummys and couches and zzzzz. I cannot WAIT to be a lazy mofo for three days straight! Who’s with me?! (super lethargic virtual high-five) Maybe you’ve sorted out your main menu. Maybe you’re gonna wing it like an […]

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 Bonfire Brew

As I mentioned on Saturday, I was on my way to a camping weekend extravaganza in beautiful rural Pennsylvania… It did not disappoint. The weather was beyond beautiful. The camp was packed with a fabulous mix of folks as usual. We even had our own hashtag. Nailed to a tree. Yep, we were in nature but we were […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Countdown: Ginger Syrup & The Red Hot American Winter

In continuation of our Thanksgiving Countdown, I hereby present this spicy, hot number: Last Saturday, I wanted to have a hot cocktail. I’m a huge fan of boozy, hot apple cider this time of year and Van Brunt Stillhouse Bourbon was a great addition. I also wanted to highlight the spices in the clove-forward Sorel Liqueur. […]

Thanksgiving Countdown: Quinciple & Classic Cocktails With a Cranberry Twist

It is now less than a week until Turkey Day!! And for many of you hosting, you may be in full on planning mode…or panic mode, depending on your level of hosting duties or stress management skills! Whether you are hosting a house full of family and friends, or your plans next week involve apartment […]

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