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Persimmon Gingersnap Flips for a cozy morning. Er, evening. 😏 Up on the site. Meanwhile, we celebrated finishing up our grape season yesterday. We finally got all of the bird netting down!! 🍾🍾🍾 . . This recipe is one of my favorites so far this month. Its velvety texture and blend of flavors is so fitting with the season. Nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, a pop of Cardamaro, and a DIY allspice dram recipe I’m in love with. . . We’re off to the big city {😜} of Grand Junction this morning for a pit stop at Bin 707 Foodbar, a few farm errands, and, hopefully, a Christmas tree. Hoping we can get the tree up and decorated by tonight!🎄I still can’t believe Christmas is a little over two weeks away. Still no presents. Still no cards. Is anyone else this far behind?? 😫 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #homebartender #rscozy #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #howiholiday
Cocktails in mugs!! 🍹☕️ I’ve partnered with @winc to create a couple of wine-based holiday cocktails this month, and I’m sharing the “Sweater Weather Mule” tonight, a rye-forward riff on a gingery mule with apple cider and their Finke’s Widow sparkling wine. . . I am also sharing a code with you all to receive $22 off your first wine shipment with @winc ’s monthly wine club! Just enter HOLLYANDFLORA at checkout, and you’re good. Your holiday #cheersdelivered 🍷🍾🥂 . . If my dad were on Instagram, I’d totally call him out here. He would always drink his red wine out of a coffee mug. That way, no one would know what or how much he was sipping. So sneaky. And sooo on the naughty list, for sure. 😏 . . • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey • 3/4 ounce apple brandy • 1 1/2 ounces fresh apple cider • 1/2 honey syrup {equal parts honey and water} • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/4 ounce ginger liqueur • 2-3 ounces Finke’s Widow sparkling wine • apple slices, fresh sage, and cinnamon, for garnish . . 1. In a shaker tin, combine the whiskey, apple brandy, apple cider, honey syrup, lemon juice, and ginger liqueur. 2. Add ice and shake well. 3. Strain into a mug filled with ice. 4. Top with Finke’s Widow sparkling wine and garnish with a fresh sage sprig and an apple slice. 5. Lightly sprinkle cocktail with cinnamon. Simply fill a fine-mesh strainer with a little cinnamon and lightly tap it over the apple. . . . #partner #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #wine #winecocktails #sommlife #wineclub #foodwinewomen #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #drinkstagram #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail
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I’ve got Persimmon Gingersnap Flips and a recipe for an easy spiced persimmon purée. It’s the secret ingredient in this cocktail! All up on the blog this evening, along with some thoughts on creative resets this holiday season. . . Do you make, cook, or bake with persimmons? 🧡 I’m such a fan of the Fuyu variety. It’s earthy, delicately sweet, and much less tannic or astringent than the more common Hachiya variety. And sooo delicious in this rich, seasonal, almost egg nog-like cocktail. . . Link is in my profile☝🏼, so get after it while persimmon season is still here and thriving. Dried flowers brought to you by the talented @zephyrosfarmandgarden here in Paonia. 🥀🌻🌾 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #persimmons #selfcare
When you make a monthly trip to Whole Foods because you miss your city treats, and you score two bags of crushed ice from the cashier, you make tiki drinks, obvi! . . This one’s called, “The 39 Swizzle”, named after our 39th parallel here in Paonia. It’s a veryyyy loose interpretation of Jim McCourt of Prohibition in Charleston, South Carolina’s “The 56 Swizzle.” His features Jägermeister, lime juice, and orgeat, with fresh mint. . . Mine’s an Old Tom Gin and sage tiki cocktail. Layers on layers on layers of tropical and wintry flavors. It seems superfluous, but don’t neglect the final addition of Beaujolais on top, and if you don’t have any, another fruity, light-bodied red will do! Cheers, friends!! . . • 1 ounce @ransomspirits Old Tom gin • 1/2 ounce @lairdsapplejack • 1/4 ounce @amaromonte • 1/4 ounce @pierreferrandcognac dry curaçao • 1/2 ounce toasted pecan orgeat • 1/2 ounce ginger syrup • 1/4 ounce Rothman & Winter orchard apricot • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon • 1 1/2 ounces apple cider {I used @drinkbigbs drinkbigbs} • 2 dashes @scrappysbitters cardamom bitters • 2 dashes @mmbitters orange bitters • drizzle of Beaujolais • sage sprigs . . 1. In a mixing tin, muddle a few sage leaves with the orgeat. 2. Add the lemon juice and fill glass almost to the top of a tall glass. 3. Add the remaining ingredients and swizzle together until combined. 4. Top with more ice, drizzle with red wine, and garnish with a straw and a sprig of smacked sage. I also sneaked in some cinnamon on top, too. 😏 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #mypinterest #drinkstagram #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #tikicocktails #drinkbigbs #ttcocktails
Doing a little persimmon cocktail testing and running outside to catch the last light on our nearly dormant vines. Also realizing that I’ll be in southern California two days from now. Thought I’d get some practice on some seasonally appropriate cocktails. . . This one is an añejo tequila and applejack combination with a spiced persimmon purée. I need to start an applejack fan page or something. I’ll be sharing the recipe soon. But first, a quick getaway to somewhere warmer. . . See you soon, @noshandnourish , @brewinghappiness , and @thismessisours !! 👋🏼 #newportbeachbound . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
I’ll be sharing a fall spritz on the blog this week that can easily be made into a punch for Thanksgiving. It’s a low ABV apple cider sipper that features a favorite fall spirit of mine, Amaro Montenegro. 🍂 But first, can we talk ice molds? They’re so easy to make - just a bit of prep-work and some time in the freezer. I used a freezer-safe glass Pyrex bowl for this one, but you can get creative with your shapes. I’ve even used a small casserole dish or a mini bundt pan. 🍂 Fill your container with a few slices of seasonal fruits, sprigs of herbs, and complementary spices like star anise or cinnamon sticks. Fill with water, leaving just a little room at the top, and freeze at least 24 hours. 🍂 Once it’s frozen, carefully turn your dish or bowl upside down and run lukewarm water over it, gently releasing the ice. An eye-catching reward for basically effortless work. That’s what I’m going for this holiday. 😏 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
These chilly fall evenings have gotten me making cozy soups on the regular. I made @theclevercarrot ’s creamy potato leek soup last night and poured a glass of one of my favorite weeknight Chardonnays for today’s #sharedandpaired post {swipe thru’ 👉🏼}. 🌿 I’m always looking for wines that taste beyond their price-point. For just under $15, the 2015 @charlessmithwines ’ “Eve” Chardonnay out of Washington State seriously delivers. It’s balanced, crisp and lively, and lightyears away from being an oak bomb. 🌿 I loved matching the wine’s pear and apple notes with Emilie’s simple, satisfying, earthy soup. I used some homemade veggie stock and made the recipe vegan by subbing cashew milk. I also tossed a little parsley oil on top for an herbal punch. 🌿 The only thing missing was a loaf of Emilie’s sourdough bread. She’s a sourdough guru, and everything I know about baking it is because of her. 💞 Next time. That requires a little planning, and that’s been rather hard lately. 😜 Find the recipe over on Emilie’s blog and search “potato leek soup.” Happy Thursday!! . . . #sharedandpaired #thirstythursday #wine #winepairing #foodwinewomen #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #chardonnay #charlessmithwines #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #thirsty #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #winestagram #winewednesday <— belated! 😜
Our Chardonnay babies are turning into WINE! We ended up making three kegs and one carboy of wine from the grapes we set aside this year. They’re all fermenting away and tasting GREAT! I haven’t messed it up yet! 🥂 Chardonnay gets a lot of flack for being boring or overdone with oak. I get that, but I also get that the grape can grow almost anywhere. That’s what can make it turn out both blasé or super unique. 🥂 It can be crisp or oaky, fruity or mineral-driven, still or bubbly, sweet or bone dry. For me, I love tasting Chardonnay grown in different regions. It’s a different wine every time. 🥂 I will add that my favorite way to drink Chardonnay is in a Blanc de Blancs Champagne. And if you’re being specific, I’ll take a @champagnepeters Les Chetillons 2008. A six-pack, pls. 😏 . . . #f52grams #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #wine #winestagram #foodwinewomen #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #chardonnay #westelksava #thestormcellarwinery #coloradowine #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
Tonight’s experiment with a gifted bottle of aquavit from my friend, Marie, and her parents over at @azurapaonia was on POINT. 🍐 They gave me a bottle of O. P. Anderson that they’d picked up on a sailing trip in Sweden. I’d never tried it before, and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite fall spirits. 🍐 It’s driven with notes of caraway, anise, fennel, dried apricot, and toasted nuts. It’s aged in oak for eight months, and it fits in perfectly with spiced pear simple and @breckdistillery Bitter. This will happen again very, very soon. 🍐 • 1 1/2 ounces O. P. Anderson aquavit • 3/4 ounce Breckenridge Bitter • 1/2 ounce spiced pear and vanilla simple • 1/4 ounce toasted almond orgeat • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon • 1/4 ounce ginger syrup • sliced pears with cinnamon and rosemary sprigs, for garnish 🍐 1. In a mixing tin, combine all of the ingredients, along with a few large ice cubes, and shake well. 2. Strain into a chilled coupe. 3. Garnish with a slice of pear and lightly dust with cinnamon, tapped through a sieve. Add a little spring of smacked rosemary, if you’re feeling an herbaceous vibe. 🍐 . . . #cocktails #aquavit #aquavitcocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #thirsty
I’ve taken the past three weeks to “reset” since harvest ended, and it’s been completely worth the break. As soon as the last grapes were picked, I crashed HARD. 🍎 Today, I’m feeling a lot better and am getting back on some fall cocktail projects this afternoon. Sometimes you have to let nature smack you in the face to finally slow down. 🍎 I tend to be an all-or-nothing kind of person, which has its pluses and minuses. I’ve nixed coffee, alcohol, sugar, and animal products out over the past couple of weeks, and I feel recharged, well-rested, and in more control of my diet, as I’ve slowly reintroduced certain things back in. Moderation is so key. 😏 ...and let me tell you: that first sip of coffee feels so good! 🍎 I’m revisiting this favorite of mine, a honey crisp apple cocktail, with Old Tom gin, Pimm’s, ginger liqueur, lemon, honey-cinnamon syrup, and spiced orange bitters. These flavors are made to be together. 🍎 Find the recipe on my site {link is in my profile} and search “honeycrisp Pimm’s”. Happy Sunday and happy recharging and resetting. . . . #cocktails #thisisfall #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
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Cozy fall vibes tonight, including the requisite bonfire. 🍂 We took down six rows of bird netting out in the vineyard this morning and collected a solid handful of old vine wood. And now it’s time to celebrate!! 🍐 A round of these Spiced Pear Old Fashioneds, along with a blazing fire, and I’m good for the night. Well, almost. We just started watching season one of Twin Peaks: The Return, and I’m already in binge-watch mode. {I’ll have to make a cherry pie cocktail for you one of these days, @kyle_maclachlan !! 😜} 🍐 For the cocktail, combine the following ingredients, along with a few large ice cubes, in a mixing glass and stir well: • 2 ounce bourbon {I went with @eaglerarelife tonight} • 1/2 ounce spiced pear syrup {see notes below} • 1-2 dashes @mmbitters toasted pecan bitters 🍐 The spiced pear syrup is super simple. In a saucepan, combine equal parts sugar and water. I went with 1/2 cup of each. Add one coarsely chopped pear, one cinnamon stick, a couple cloves, and a star anise to the pan. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring along the way, until the pear is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and let the ingredients sit until cool and then strain. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Put in all of the fall cocktails. 🍐 HAPPIEST OF FRIDAYS!!! And an update: the bonfire can’t happen. The wind picked up, and it’s starting to rain! Guess it’s a Twin Peaks all-nighter. No complaints here, though. 😏 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #thisisfall #pearcocktail #tastybev
I decided to experiment with some of the leftover roasted squash purée from a post a few days back. Have you had success with squash cocktails? Sometimes the texture just isn’t right, or it comes out too vegetal. 🥃 Last year, I made a rum-based cocktail with coconut cream that was richly textured and delicious. You can find it over on my site {just search “pumpkin.”}. So, here goes a riff on a Sidecar. This one’s called, “I Call Shotgun”! 🥃 I was pretty pleased with the result. It is brandy-forward, and the squash lends a savory, toasty note. The walnut liqueur and citrusy Licor 43 pull it all together with balance. Just make sure your cinnamon-sugar rim is only lightly “kissed” with cinnamon. It can leave a chalky texture in your mouth, if overdone. . . . • 1 1/2 ounces roasted butternut squash purée • 3/4 ounce Calvados • 3/4 ounce Cognac • 1/4 ounce @licor43global • 1 bar spoon @hausalpenz Nux Alpina walnut liqueur • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/2 ounce honey simple • cinnamon-sugar rim • dehydrated apple slice, for garnish {we got ours from @drinkbigbs } . . . 1️⃣ Rim a coupe glass with cinnamon sugar. 2️⃣ Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, except for the cinnamon-sugar and apple slice, of course. 3️⃣ Add a few large ice cubes and shake very well. 4️⃣ Double-strain into prepped glass and garnish with apple slice. . . . #squash #squashcocktail #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #drinkbigbs
My heart is full today, and so is my glass. 🥂 We just picked the very last of our grapes yesterday. 15 tons of fruit, overall. I can’t even begin to process all that’s happened out here over the last six months. 🍷 I couldn’t have made this dream of mine and @big_zen ’s a reality and done this crazy grape-growing and wine-making project without the help and 💞 from our team, volunteers, crew, visitors, and online cheerleading team. 🍷 I’m going to treat myself to a massage and a little bubbly and shake off the past three 14-hour workdays. Cheers to @thestormcellarwinery ’s very first harvest!! Even though our yield was less than half of what we expected, you can seriously taste the love in those grapes. 🍷 And while we might be celebrating, we are also sending out our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the ongoing, devastating wildfires out in California. I’ve linked to @napavalleycf ’s donation site in my profile, so that you can join me in supporting the families, business owners, wineries, animals, and unaccounted-for members of the Napa and Sonoma wine-making regions. 🍷 And thanks to @brewinghappiness for this capture of me in the wild. Love you, babe! 📷 . . . DONATE —> http://www.napavalleycf.org/fire-donation-page/ . . . #coloradowine #harvest2017 #tscharvest2017 #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #hollyandflora #westelksava #winelove #paonia #foodwinewomen #winemaking #vineyardlife #redstonevineyard @big_zen @maevee_livinit @kyco4 #teamstormcellar
I wonder how corn margarita taste like.⠀ Reposting @hollyandflora : ⠀ ...⠀ "When your cocktail stirrer matches your cocktail ingredients. 🌽 I was inspired by @zestfulkitchen 's recent corn margarita {SO good} and made a little riff of my own. This one is aptly named, "The Full Corn Moon", after this past Wednesday's eponymous event. 🌽 The full moon fell upon the first day of the grape harvest here, and we celebrated accordingly.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ • kernels from 1/2 a corn on the cob, raw and shucked⠀ • 2 ounces reposado tequila {I used @tresagaves }⠀ • 1/4 ounce @anchoreyes liqueur⠀ • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice⠀ • 1/2 ounce agave nectar⠀ • smoked Spanish paprika sea salt rim⠀ • cilantro sprig, if you have one⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 1️⃣ Rim a glass with the paprika sea salt.⠀ 2️⃣ In a mixing tin, muddle the raw corn kernels well, extracting as much liquid as possible.⠀ 3️⃣ Add the tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar.⠀ 4️⃣ Fill tin with ice and shake well.⠀ 5️⃣ Double-strain into the rimmed cocktail glass, filled with fresh ice.⠀ 6️⃣ Garnish with a sprig of cilantro {I didn't have one, so I went with my vintage glass corn stirrer!}.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #olathecorn #fullcornmoon #cocktails #feedfeed #foodblogfeed #happyhour #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld "
Happy #winewednesday ! I skipped a couple of weeks, but I have another #sharedandpaired post for you tonight, where I make a recipe and crack open a favorite wine from my cellar {swipe through!}. 🍷 This time, I made @withfoodandlove ’s Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast and paired it with @benoviawinery ’s 2012 Grenache. These together were pure magic. 🍷 Sherrie is known for her simple, nourishing, comfort foods, and this savory, herbaceous, fall-inspired toast will quickly detox you from your go-to avo toast addiction. 🍷 I paired it with Benovia’s Sonoma Mountain Grenache. It’s light on the palate and shows off peppery red fruits, dried rosemary, and pronounced acidity. Perfect for this Mediterranean-inspired dish. 🍷 I’ve been sipping whites all summer long, and I’m slowly easing into reds. Lighter bodied varieties like Grenache, Barbera, or Pinot Noir are all great ways to get back into fall red wines. 🍷 If you can’t find this particular bottle, look for another cool climate Grenache or a Côtes du Rhône rouge. You can find amazing values in this category. 🍷 Find the recipe for this savory toast over on Sherrie’s site. I’ll be making these again for breakfast and taking her suggestion to put a fried egg on it. 😏 . . . #foodwinewomen #glutenfree #sommlife #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #winepairing #foodblogfeed #f52fall #f52grams #kitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #wine #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #eattheworld #grenache @benoviawinery
Today has seriously been a day of ups and downs. I realized I left my Nikon out in the rain 🙃, we pressed our final pick of Chardonnay 🙂, we are dipping down into the mid-twenties tonight 🙃, but I managed to make a couple of @kaleandcaramel ’s pomegranate & thyme spritzers before it all went south 🙂. 🌿 We still have grapes on the vines, so Steve and I have given ourselves the pep talk to stay up most of the night, and we have the necessary shots of espresso waiting in the wings for later. 🌿 We will take turns watching the wind speed, while monitoring the wind machines. They are basically 10-cylinder, hot rod engine-driven “wind movers” that will hopefully pull down the warmer air from above and preserve our tender vines. 🌿 You can find the recipe for this fall-themed spritzer in Lily’s beautiful, new cookbook, #kaleandcaramelcookbook . I made ours a little boozy {because crazy weather and a broken camera} and added a little gin to the fruity, herbaceous, citrusy melange it already was. Definitely a good call. Lily, I wish I could share one with you! 🌿 Wish our little grapes well! If I am up to it, I’ll post a snippet of the wind machine shenanigans on my stories. For now, I’ll be right here with this cocktail!! . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #kitchn #vscodrinks #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #gincocktail #pomegranatejuice #healthyish
Repost from @hollyandflora - Today is #WorldPeaceDay , and my friend, Matt @theamateurmixologist , challenged me and several other cocktail enthusiasts to create a cocktail that celebrates and encourages PEACE. 🌿 I had a hard time narrowing my ideas down to one drink, so I’ll be sharing two this evening. This first one is named, “Visualize Whirled Peas”, a vegetable-forward concoction of snap peas, cucumber, basil, tarragon, and lemon verbena. 🌿 I make a concerted effort to thank those who bring joy to my daily experiences, and I strongly believe that broad shifts toward peace and love begin with small steps in your immediate world. Speaking up. Doing what’s right. Giving thanks. 🌿 These herbs and vegetables were grown with love here in my new hometown of Paonia, Colorado, and I also used a local gin by @drytownsocial. I love supporting the makers who work hard and provide for their communities. 🌿 Cheers to taking small steps. They are the beginnings of bold shifts and worldwide movements. Cheers to the peacemakers out there doing what they can, where they live. Thank you, Matt, for initiating this beautiful movement. And thank you, @zephyrosfarmandgarden and @smallpotatoesfarmbakery , for the delicious produce and constant inspiration. . . . • 4-5 cucumber slices • 2 ounces snap pea-infused gin {I used @drytownsocial } • 1/4 ounce basil-infused @giuliococchi Americano • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/2 ounce tarragon- and lemon verbena-infused simple syrup • 1/4 ounce Yellow @chartreuse.fr • halved snap peas, for garnish . . . 1. In a mixing tin, muddle the cucumber slices. 2. Add the snap pea-infused gin, basil-infused Cocchi Americano, lemon juice, herb simple syrup, and Yellow Chartreuse. 3. Add ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. 4. Garnish with a halved snap pea. 5. Go find and make all of the peace-themed tipples, via #peacepours . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #e
So, here’s round two of my cocktails celebrating #WorldPeaceDay . Taking my friend Matt of @theamateurmixologist ’s lead and creating a peace-themed cocktail, I present to you, the “Flower Power.” 🌷 To me, flowers embody friendship, openness, and love. Faith, one of the owners of @smallpotatoesfarmbakery , graciously let me drop by the farm earlier today, while they were technically closed, to pick up some edible flowers for this drink. 🌷 Almost every ingredient in this cocktail is made with FLOWERS: elderflowers, violets, roses, lavender, and peonies. It’s floral without tasting soapy or like your great grandmother’s perfume. It’s balanced and dry on the finish. 🌷 The best part about this recipe is that it yields two cocktails. One to enjoy and one to share. You can always bring someone flowers, but why not make them a cocktail, instead? 😏 Happiest of #internationaldayofpeace to you all and CHEERS to all of the others making celebratory cocktails for #peacepours today. . . . • 3 ounces @jackrabbithillfarm CapRock lavender gin • 1 ounce @peonyvodka • 1/2 ounce crème de violette {I used @leespiritsco • 1 bar-spoon elderflower liqueur {I used @stgermaindrinks } • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/4 @lillet1872 rosé • spritz of rosewater • edible flowers, for garnish {I used @smallpotatoesfarmbakery ’s beauties} . . . 1. In a mixing tin, combine the gin, vodka, crème de violette, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and Lillet Rosé. 2. Add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled coupe. 3. Spritz with rosewater and garnish with edible flowers. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #paonia #westslopebestslope #cratestyle
Today is #WorldPeaceDay , and my friend, Matt @theamateurmixologist , challenged me and several other cocktail enthusiasts to create a cocktail that celebrates and encourages PEACE. 🌿 I had a hard time narrowing my ideas down to one drink, so I’ll be sharing two this evening. This first one is named, “Visualize Whirled Peas”, a vegetable-forward concoction of snap peas, cucumber, basil, tarragon, and lemon verbena. 🌿 I make a concerted effort to thank those who bring joy to my daily experiences, and I strongly believe that broad shifts toward peace and love begin with small steps in your immediate world. Speaking up. Doing what’s right. Giving thanks. 🌿 These herbs and vegetables were grown with love here in my new hometown of Paonia, Colorado, and I also used a local gin by @drytownsocial. I love supporting the makers who work hard and provide for their communities. 🌿 Cheers to taking small steps. They are the beginnings of bold shifts and worldwide movements. Cheers to the peacemakers out there doing what they can, where they live. Thank you, Matt, for initiating this beautiful movement. And thank you, @zephyrosfarmandgarden and @smallpotatoesfarmbakery , for the delicious produce and constant inspiration. . . . • 4-5 cucumber slices • 2 ounces snap pea-infused gin {I used @drytownsocial } • 1/4 ounce basil-infused @giuliococchi Americano • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/2 ounce tarragon- and lemon verbena-infused simple syrup • 1/4 ounce Yellow @chartreuse.fr • halved snap peas, for garnish . . . 1. In a mixing tin, muddle the cucumber slices. 2. Add the snap pea-infused gin, basil-infused Cocchi Americano, lemon juice, herb simple syrup, and Yellow Chartreuse. 3. Add ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. 4. Garnish with a halved snap pea. 5. Go find and make all of the peace-themed tipples, via #peacepours . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveurmag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #internationaldayofpeace #21sept
When your cocktail stirrer matches your cocktail ingredients. 🌽 I was inspired by @zestfulkitchen 's recent corn margarita {SO good} and made a little riff of my own. This one is aptly named, "The Full Corn Moon", after this past Wednesday's eponymous event. 🌽 The full moon fell upon the first day of the grape harvest here, and we celebrated accordingly. . . . • kernels from 1/2 a corn on the cob, raw and shucked • 2 ounces reposado tequila {I used @tresagaves } • 1/4 ounce @anchoreyes liqueur • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/2 ounce agave nectar • smoked Spanish paprika sea salt rim • cilantro sprig, if you have one . . . 1️⃣ Rim a glass with the paprika sea salt. 2️⃣ In a mixing tin, muddle the raw corn kernels well, extracting as much liquid as possible. 3️⃣ Add the tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar. 4️⃣ Fill tin with ice and shake well. 5️⃣ Double-strain into the rimmed cocktail glass, filled with fresh ice. 6️⃣ Garnish with a sprig of cilantro {I didn't have one, so I went with my vintage glass corn stirrer!}. . . . #olathecorn #fullcornmoon @thestormcellarwinery #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
We have one more day of Pinot Gris harvest ahead of us. We will start picking just after dawn tomorrow morning. One wine variety down, three to go. 🍇 The end is in sight and planned out as best as possible. Mother Nature always wins, however, despite our best preparations and desires for timeliness. We'll see how our predictions work out!! 🙏🏼 Thinking of all my family down in Tampa, Destin, and Lakeland today, as Irma approaches, and I'm happy they've done the best they could to prepare. Praying the damage will be minimal for them and everyone else in this beast-of-a-storm's path. ❣️ . . . #harvest2017 #wine #foodwinewomen #westelksava #thestormcellarwinery #TSCharvest2017 #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #foodblogfeed #hollyandflora #paonia @thestormcellarwinery
Cheese boards and extra gingery frozen peach mules are keeping up the morale during this harvest season. 🍇Our harvest team of eleven woke up before dawn to pick over a ton of grapes before noon. We are about 2/3 finished with the Pinot Gris plot!! 🍾🍾🍾 Next up is Sauvignon Blanc on the 18th, on my Aunt Shir's birthday. And I'm sure these cocktails will happen again vv soon. 🍹 . . . • 3 ounces vodka {I used @americanharvestvodka } • 3 ounces fresh peaches, sliced {approximately 1 1/2 peaches} • 1 ounce ginger liqueur {I used @newdealpdx } • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 6 ounces ginger beer {I used @goslingsrum } • 1 1/2 cups ice, preferably crushed • lime wheels, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a blender, combine the vodka, peaches, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and ginger beer. 2️⃣ Add the ice and blend, starting out slowly and increasing speed to the highest setting. 3️⃣ Add more ice if you desire a thicker consistency. 4️⃣ Pour into a copper mule mug and garnish with lime wheels. 5️⃣ This cocktail recipe yields two drinks, and it's also magical when you substitute bourbon for the vodka. 🥃 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #frozencocktails #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #peaches
Today was a day that made me stop and slow down. One of our favorite regulars from the restaurant drove out from Denver to Paonia, along with a friend, to tour the local wineries and made it a point to visit our vineyard. 🌿 We laughed and sneaked some pre-noon Prosecco and talked about wine. I think tomorrow will be better because of this unexpected pause. And that's what I'll call tonight's cocktail, The Unexpected Pause, a dry, herbaceous, bitters-forward refresher that showcases the orchard fruits sublimely. 🌿 • 1 ounce @jackrabbithillfarm CapRock gin • 1/2 ounce @suzeofficial • 1/2 ounce @hausalpenz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot • 1/4 ounce peach syrup • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained • 2 drops @dramapothecary wild mountain sage bitters • dried sage leaf, for garnish 🌿 1. In a mixing tin, combine the gin, Suze, apricot liqueur, peach syrup, and lemon juice. 2. Add ice and shake well. 3. Strain into chilled Nick & Nora glasses or coupes and garnish with a couple drops of sage bitters and a dried sage leaf. 4. Be happy for those unexpected visitors that drop by! They are blessings of peace in disguise. 🌿 Thanks, Ernie and Marcie, for your support and for reminding us that life and friends exist beyond these tangled vines that consume my mind these late-summer days. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
@hollyandflora ・・・ The peaches have been put up, but I made sure to make another round of peach syrup. We *finally* got an oven, and I didn't kill anyone in the waiting period, so we celebrated with basil-peach spritzes tonight!! 🍑 I'm also celebrating having kept my sourdough starter fed and alive over the past five months {cc: @theclevercarrot 😝}. I'm ready to christen this oven with something delicious and sourdough-y. 🍑 This spritz is an iteration on Alex Day of @deathandconyc 's "Tunnel Vision", out of the book, SPRITZ. I'm calling mine, "One-Track Minded", and it's basil-forward, peachy, and session-able. 🍑 • 2 ounces basil-infused @giuliococchi Cocchi Americano • 1/2 @jackrabbithillfarm peach eau de vie • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/2 ounce peach syrup • 1 barspoon @vermouthdolin Génépy des Alpes • 1-2 ounces seltzer . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except for the seltzer and the basil sprig. 2️⃣ Add ice and shake well. 3️⃣ Strain into a Collins glass or stemless Champagne flute, filled with a few ice cubes. 4️⃣ Top with seltzer and garnish with a sprig of smacked basil. . . . For the basil-infused Cocchi Americano, take a large sprig or two of basil and combine it with eight ounces of Cocchi Americano and let sit for a couple of hours. Strain off and store in the fridge. Making eight ounces will yield four of these seasonal spritzes. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #cocchiamericano #basil #raincrowfarm
I'm giving homemade spiced blackberry liqueur a go. Letting these organic, freshly picked berries take at least a weeklong soak in gin, raw sugar, star anise, cinnamon, and a vanilla bean pod. 🥃 I have a feeling it'll be great in some late-summer cocktails. In vineyard news, we received our grape scale and our picking bins, and it's looking like our first haul of Pinot Gris begins next Thursday!! 🍷 Cocktail-crafting and sharing them with friends is a form of therapy for me, during this crazy harvest season. Letting my creativity run wild is actually a sanity-saver. So would be getting a solid night's sleep ... but what does that feel like, right??! 🙃 That will happen come November. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #happyhourclub #saveumag #craftcocktails #thirsty #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #gardentoglass
Repost from @hollyandflora - The peaches have been put up, but I made sure to make another round of peach syrup. We *finally* got an oven, and I didn't kill anyone in the waiting period, so we celebrated with basil-peach spritzes tonight!! 🍑 I'm also celebrating having kept my sourdough starter fed and alive over the past five months {cc: @theclevercarrot 😝}. I'm ready to christen this oven with something delicious and sourdough-y. 🍑 This spritz is an iteration on Alex Day of @deathandconyc 's "Tunnel Vision", out of the book, SPRITZ. I'm calling mine, "One-Track Minded", and it's basil-forward, peachy, and session-able. 🍑 • 2 ounces basil-infused @giuliococchi Cocchi Americano • 1/2 @jackrabbithillfarm peach eau de vie • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/2 ounce peach syrup • 1 barspoon @vermouthdolin Génépy des Alpes • 1-2 ounces seltzer . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except for the seltzer and the basil sprig. 2️⃣ Add ice and shake well. 3️⃣ Strain into a Collins glass or stemless Champagne flute, filled with a few ice cubes. 4️⃣ Top with seltzer and garnish with a sprig of smacked basil. . . . For the basil-infused Cocchi Americano, take a large sprig or two of basil and combine it with eight ounces of Cocchi Americano and let sit for a couple of hours. Strain off and store in the fridge. Making eight ounces will yield four of these seasonal spritzes. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #cocchiamericano #basil #raincrowfarm
Repost from @hollyandflora - The peaches have been put up, but I made sure to make another round of peach syrup. We *finally* got an oven, and I didn't kill anyone in the waiting period, so we celebrated with basil-peach spritzes tonight!! 🍑 I'm also celebrating having kept my sourdough starter fed and alive over the past five months {cc: @theclevercarrot 😝}. I'm ready to christen this oven with something delicious and sourdough-y. 🍑 This spritz is an iteration on Alex Day of @deathandconyc 's "Tunnel Vision", out of the book, SPRITZ. I'm calling mine, "One-Track Minded", and it's basil-forward, peachy, and session-able. 🍑 • 2 ounces basil-infused @giuliococchi Cocchi Americano • 1/2 @jackrabbithillfarm peach eau de vie • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/2 ounce peach syrup • 1 barspoon @vermouthdolin Génépy des Alpes • 1-2 ounces seltzer . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except for the seltzer and the basil sprig. 2️⃣ Add ice and shake well. 3️⃣ Strain into a Collins glass or stemless Champagne flute, filled with a few ice cubes. 4️⃣ Top with seltzer and garnish with a sprig of smacked basil. . . . For the basil-infused Cocchi Americano, take a large sprig or two of basil and combine it with eight ounces of Cocchi Americano and let sit for a couple of hours. Strain off and store in the fridge. Making eight ounces will yield four of these seasonal spritzes. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #cocchiamericano #basil #raincrowfarm
The peaches have been put up, but I made sure to make another round of peach syrup. We *finally* got an oven, and I didn't kill anyone in the waiting period, so we celebrated with basil-peach spritzes tonight!! 🍑 I'm also celebrating having kept my sourdough starter fed and alive over the past five months {cc: @theclevercarrot 😝}. I'm ready to christen this oven with something delicious and sourdough-y. 🍑 This spritz is an iteration on Alex Day of @deathandconyc 's "Tunnel Vision", out of the book, SPRITZ. I'm calling mine, "One-Track Minded", and it's basil-forward, peachy, and session-able. 🍑 • 2 ounces basil-infused @giuliococchi Cocchi Americano • 1/2 @jackrabbithillfarm peach eau de vie • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/2 ounce peach syrup • 1 barspoon @vermouthdolin Génépy des Alpes • 1-2 ounces seltzer . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except for the seltzer and the basil sprig. 2️⃣ Add ice and shake well. 3️⃣ Strain into a Collins glass or stemless Champagne flute, filled with a few ice cubes. 4️⃣ Top with seltzer and garnish with a sprig of smacked basil. . . . For the basil-infused Cocchi Americano, take a large sprig or two of basil and combine it with eight ounces of Cocchi Americano and let sit for a couple of hours. Strain off and store in the fridge. Making eight ounces will yield four of these seasonal spritzes. . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #cocchiamericano #basil #raincrowfarm
#Repost 📷 and post by @hollyandflora ・・・ I have another one for #amaroweek tonight. I'm calling it, "The Angry Orchard." 🥃 It's kind of an Old Fashioned, but with the wine-based addition of #cardamaro , it tastes similar to a Manhattan. And it encapsulates our day completely. 🍇 We finished bird-netting our Old Wente clone Chardonnay plot, so maybe the turkeys and ground squirrels and magpies will leave the grapes alone. It's been a war-zone around here, but we're looking good for harvest!! Bitter, nonetheless. 🍑 A couple of tips. If you have overripe peaches, make a syrup out of them. Take two peaches, chop them up, and combine with one cup water and one cup sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, let cool, and strain. ❄️ Also, for really clear ice cubes, go with distilled water. I recently listened to #modernbarcart 's podcast on making the perfect ice. Take notes: your cocktails will be better. Looks like Eric has an amaro-themed episode queued up next. I'll be sure to listen out in the field tomorrow. . . . • 1 1/2 ounces Colonel E. H. Taylor small batch Kentucky straight bourbon • 1/2 ounce #cardamaro • 2 barspoons peach syrup • 2 dashes orange #mmbitters • dehydrated orange wheel, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, Cardamaro, peach syrup, and bitters. 2️⃣ Add ice and stir well. 3️⃣ Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass and garnish with an ice cube and a dehydrated orange wheel. . . . #mmydrinks #amaroweek #cocktails #feedfeed #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld ...and thanks, @big_zen , for the superb modeling. 😘
@hollyandflora ・・・ We just went through the most intense hailstorm but were rewarded with the most beautiful rainbow. I must say that I'm nervous to check on the grapes later. 🍇 Since we couldn't get back on the tractor to apply bird netting, I decided to make a cocktail, naturally. ☀️ This one is a sour, bittersweet, balanced blend of stone fruits and Suze, a gentian-forward aperitif that takes the center stage and brings herbal complexity. 🍹 I'm going with "Bittersweet Harvest" on this one, since we got our much-needed moisture, but sadly, it brought along unwanted hail. . . . • 1 1/2 ounces @suzeofficial • 1/2 ounce @hausalpenz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot • 1/4 ounce Palisade peach syrup • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 egg white • smacked sage sprig, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except the sage and any ice. 2️⃣ Dry shake for 20 seconds, add ice, and then shake hard for 30 more seconds. 3️⃣ Strain into chilled a chilled coupe and garnish with a sprig of fresh sage. Give it a good smack before garnishing. 4️⃣ Make another STAT, especially if you got any hail damage. 🙏🏼 . . . Thanks to @maevee_livinit for the farm-fresh eggs and to @zephyrosfarmandgarden for the gorgeous flower arrangement. Looking forward to a visit this Monday morning! 💞 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #palisadepeaches #zephyrosfarmandgarden
When your friends are farmers, and all of a sudden, you're dealing with three flats of peaches in your kitchen. 😳 Peach-infused Pisco, brûléed peach-infused whiskey, a peach and cardamom shrub, peach purée for the deep freezer, more peach syrup, and {my favorite!} a bourbon-laced peach sorbet are all on the books today. 🍑 But first, more bird-netting. 😑 And more coffee. ☕️ Definitely more coffee. . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld
I have another one for #amaroweek tonight. I'm calling it, "The Angry Orchard." 🥃 It's kind of an Old Fashioned, but with the wine-based addition of @cardamaro , it tastes similar to a Manhattan. And it encapsulates our day completely. 🍇 We finished bird-netting our Old Wente clone Chardonnay plot, so maybe the turkeys and ground squirrels and magpies will leave the grapes alone. It's been a war-zone around here, but we're looking good for harvest!! Bitter, nonetheless. 🍑 A couple of tips. If you have overripe peaches, make a syrup out of them. Take two peaches, chop them up, and combine with one cup water and one cup sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, let cool, and strain. ❄️ Also, for really clear ice cubes, go with distilled water. I recently listened to @modernbarcart 's podcast on making the perfect ice. Take notes: your cocktails will be better. Looks like Eric has an amaro-themed episode queued up next. I'll be sure to listen out in the field tomorrow. . . . • 1 1/2 ounces Colonel E. H. Taylor small batch Kentucky straight bourbon • 1/2 ounce @cardamaro • 2 barspoons peach syrup • 2 dashes orange @mmbitters • dehydrated orange wheel, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, Cardamaro, peach syrup, and bitters. 2️⃣ Add ice and stir well. 3️⃣ Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass and garnish with an ice cube and a dehydrated orange wheel. . . . @mmydrinks @amaroweek #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld ...and thanks, @big_zen , for the superb modeling. 😘
#Repost 📷 and post by @hollyandflora ・・・ I picked up some blackberries from Abundant Life Organic Farm on the way home from Palisade last night. It's a family-run farm that boasts an honors-system cooler, stocked with all of the summer produce. 🌿 I am making us all some crushed blackberry Negronis, a favorite in our house. Blackberries pair so perfectly with the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Such an easy and interesting iteration on the classic. 🥃 I have been eyeing all of the amaro-driven cocktails posted this week for #amaroweek and cannot wait to make some of them. And thanks, @mmydrinks , for hosting such a fun and creative event. This one has an alpine focus and calls for the following ingredients: . . . 🥃 4-5 ripe blackberries 🥃 1 ounce #stgeorgespirits Terroir Gin 🥃 1 ounce #anticaformula_official sweet vermouth 🥃 1 ounce #stgeorgespirits Bruto Americano . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, muddle the blackberries until pulverized. 2️⃣ Add the gin, sweet vermouth, and Bruto, along with a handful of ice. 3️⃣ Stir until well chilled and incorporated, and then double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass stocked with a large ice cube, preferably with a star anise pod suspended inside it. . . . I'm hoping to post a couple more of my own #amaroweek recipes, but I have a feeling I'll be running a tractor or threading bird netting throughout the rest of the vineyard. Until then, I'm super stoked to recreate a few I've spied and have been lusting after. 😏 . . . #amaroweek #cocktails #feedfeed #thefeedfeed .cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #hollyandflora
I picked up some blackberries from Abundant Life Organic Farm on the way home from Palisade last night. It's a family-run farm that boasts an honors-system cooler, stocked with all of the summer produce. 🌿 I am making us all some crushed blackberry Negronis, a favorite in our house. Blackberries pair so perfectly with the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Such an easy and interesting iteration on the classic. 🥃 I have been eyeing all of the amaro-driven cocktails posted this week for #amaroweek and cannot wait to make some of them. And thanks, @mmydrinks , for hosting such a fun and creative event. This one has an alpine focus and calls for the following ingredients: . . . 🥃 4-5 ripe blackberries 🥃 1 ounce @stgeorgespirits Terroir Gin 🥃 1 ounce @anticaformula_official sweet vermouth 🥃 1 ounce @stgeorgespirits Bruto Americano . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, muddle the blackberries until pulverized. 2️⃣ Add the gin, sweet vermouth, and Bruto, along with a handful of ice. 3️⃣ Stir until well chilled and incorporated, and then double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass stocked with a large ice cube, preferably with a star anise pod suspended inside it. . . . I'm hoping to post a couple more of my own #amaroweek recipes, but I have a feeling I'll be running a tractor or threading bird netting throughout the rest of the vineyard. Until then, I'm super stoked to recreate a few I've spied and have been lusting after. 😏 . . . @amaroweek #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #eattheworld #cratestyle
We just went through the most intense hailstorm but were rewarded with the most beautiful rainbow. I must say that I'm nervous to check on the grapes later. 🍇 Since we couldn't get back on the tractor to apply bird netting, I decided to make a cocktail, naturally. ☀️ This one is a sour, bittersweet, balanced blend of stone fruits and Suze, a gentian-forward aperitif that takes the center stage and brings herbal complexity. 🍹 I'm going with "Bittersweet Harvest" on this one, since we got our much-needed moisture, but sadly, it brought along unwanted hail. . . . • 1 1/2 ounces @suzeofficial • 1/2 ounce @hausalpenz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot • 1/4 ounce Palisade peach syrup • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 egg white • smacked sage sprig, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except the sage and any ice. 2️⃣ Dry shake for 20 seconds, add ice, and then shake hard for 30 more seconds. 3️⃣ Strain into chilled a chilled coupe and garnish with a sprig of fresh sage. Give it a good smack before garnishing. 4️⃣ Make another STAT, especially if you got any hail damage. 🙏🏼 . . . Thanks to @maevee_livinit for the farm-fresh eggs and to @zephyrosfarmandgarden for the gorgeous flower arrangement. Looking forward to a visit this Monday morning! 💞 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #palisadepeaches #zephyrosfarmandgarden
Those Pinot Gris grapes I posted almost a week ago are turning a deeper shade of purple, and we just finished trimming back the extra grapes and foliage. Next up is applying bird netting, and then the waiting game until harvest begins!! 🍇 This cocktail is aptly named, The Grape Cluster. It's comprised of three ingredients all made from some iteration of wine grapes --- • Pisco, a high-proof spirit made by distilling fermented grape juice • Lillet rosé, an aromatized wine made with Bordeaux varietals and macerated liqueurs • a pink peppercorn rosé syrup I made from some leftover wine {I know, I know...🙈} 🍇 It's a balanced riff on a Pisco sour, and the addition of an absinthe rinse brings an herbaceous, licorice-like complexity to the wine-like characteristics of the drink. We've been making this on the nightly this past week. 🍇 • 1 1/2 ounces peach-infused @encantopisco • 3/4 ounce @lillet1872 Rosé • 1/2 ounce pink peppercorn-infused @carboywinery rosé of Syrah syrup • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • rinse of @leopoldbros Absinthe Verte . . . 1️⃣ Give a coupe a rinse of absinthe. Discard the liquid and set the rinsed coupe aside. 2️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all remaining ingredients. Shake to incorporate. 3️⃣ Add ice and shake again. 4️⃣ Strain into a chilled coupe. 5️⃣ Garnish with a smacked basil leaf or a fennel frond. Or you can do as I did and use your discarded sour Pinot Gris grapes. 😏 . . . Making a wine-based simple syrup is a great way to use up leftover wine or wine you've forgotten about. Trust me, it happens. Mix equal parts wine and sugar and bring just up to a slow simmer. Add any extra flavorings, like pink peppercorns, in this case. Remove from heat, strain, cool, and store in the fridge. Next up for me is a chamomile-infused Chardonnay syrup. Have you ever made a cocktail syrup with leftover wine? . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail
Our last morning in Denver for awhile, the food has been great these past days, but we're both ready to get back to country life. #hollyandflora #pilsner #mimosa
#TBT to the summer of 2015, the summer I was smitten with shrubs!! 🌿 We just closed on the sale of our home here in Denver, and although I'm super stoked for our next adventure, the move is bittersweet. 🍹I'll miss this prolific cocktail garden we cultivated over the years. For today's #TBT , I'm sharing a cocktail I made with fresh tarragon, mint, cucumbers, strawberries, and lemons --- all harvested from our garden. 🍓 It's a blackberry shrub-infused Pimm's. You can find it on my site, if you search "shrubs." Cheers to the excitement of the future and to all of the memories we've crafted over the last decade. 🍋 On a super happy note, the new owner of our house is absolutely adorable. Her love of gardening and the outdoors will imbue this sweet home with even more love. 💞 . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #flashesofdelight #eattheworld #dailycocktail
I'm on a personal mission to create more tiki cocktails right now. 🍍 A couple of seminars at @tales_of_the_cocktail rekindled my love of these tropical tipples. I've got batches of homemade falernum, a few different orgeat riffs, and pimento dram in the works, and I'll share the recipes soon. 🍹 Last night's cocktail was the "Mountain Bird", a riff on the Jungle Bird, a cocktail that originated at the Aviary in Kuala Lumpur back in the 1970s. This one incorporates some of the fresh peaches we've been loving lately. . . . • 1 ounce dark aged Jamaican rum {I used @plantation.rum Jamaica 2002} • 1/2 ounce @plantation.rum pineapple rum • 3/4 ounce @campariofficial • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grilled pineapple juice • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/4 ounce peach syrup • 1 barspoon @artintheage SNAP {you can swap St. Elizabeth's allspice dram for this discontinued liqueur, if you don't have it - similar results} • grilled pineapple wedge, for garnish . . . 1. Grill several wedges of pineapple until charred and juice. Be sure to set aside a wedge or two for garnishing. 2. In a mixing tin, combine the rums, Campari, juices, peach syrup, and SNAP liqueur. 3. Add ice and shake well until frothy. 4. Strain into a cocktail glass prepped with crushed ice. 5. Garnish with a grilled pineapple slice. . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #tikicocktail #eattheworld #dailycocktail
Today we are clipping back some Chardonnay vines before it rains, and then it's a "deal with all the peaches" kitchen session!! 🍑 Starting with frozen stonefruit sangria to power us through! Then it's on to peach jam, syrup, crumble, kombucha, shrub, and sorbet. 🤔 I'm sure I missed something... Find the recipe for this cocktail over at @thekitchn , just search "frozen white wine sangria"!! . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #dailycocktail #frozencocktails #blenderdrinks
A broken swamp cooler and 90-degree afternoons have us all hot and sluggish around here. I got nothing done in the vineyard today. 🌿 A sip of these Alpine Margaritas is turning the day around, though. So is planning a hypothetical trip to Mexico, via Pinterest. 🙄 I'm dreaming big. This cocktail is a twist on the classic marg with @patron silver, sage, and alpine eau de vie. Recipe link is in my profile. Get it!! ⚡️#patronthesummer #sponsored . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #drinkstagram #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #saveumag #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #flashesofdelight #eattheworld #dailycocktail #margarita
Smuggling back some sage, thyme, mint, and oregano from our Denver home before we close. It's with us only six more days. 🌿 I sipped on coffee and met a wandering neighborhood cat. We enjoyed the morning together, and I showed her all of my favorite spots in the garden. 🌿 This sage is going into something delicious on Friday. 🍹#hollyandflora . . . . #gardening #urbangardening #urbangardenersrepublic #growsomethinggreen #lifeandthyme #thatsdarling #sweetdreamsdlf #denver #thisisfall #🌿 #verilymoment #gardenista #hollyandflora #abmplantlady #sage
Palisade peach season and a last minute shout out for #nationaltequiladay coinciding like ⚡️⚡️⚡️tonight. I have frozen raspberry + peach mezcal margaritas up on my site to celebrate. Search "frozen peach" and get out your blender. 💅🏻 And I'm back home from Tales and already feeling a serious cleanse-y session coming on. 😜 . . . . 🍑 @herradurateq Silver 🍑 @craftdistillers Mezcal Alpius 🍑 @pierreferrandcognac dry curaçao 🍑 @palisadepeaches 🍑 freshly squeezed lime 🍑 agave syrup . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #flashesofdelight #eattheworld #thirsty #saveur
"Her and her" drinks at @seaworthynola earlier this week. I claimed the Raventòs I Blanc "de Nit" Cava, 2014, and my girl @ashroseconway took on the Shwifty Swizzle {a mezcal, falernum, chartreuse melange}. ⚓️ A getaway in NOLA isn't compete without sips and oysters at the gorgeous @seaworthynola. Grab a few small plates and the freshest oysters, and soak up the most Instagram-worthy views in the downtown CBD. ⚓️ Today, I'm back in Denver this morning with bedside bubbles and a book. Thinking about breakfast. I'm ready to get back after the grapes this week, but I wouldn't trade the experience over the last few days at #TOTC2017 for the world. ⚓️ And now to visit all of my favorite Denver stops today, so I can stock up on everything I can't find out in the country!! #followyournola #nolalove . . . . #sommlife #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #cocktails #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #flashesofdelight #eattheworld
Limeade anyone? Made from scratch and oh-so-good! #travelfoodie #goodforyou #simplepleasures #hollyandflora #simplelife #goodeats #handsinframe
There's a cocktail inside this little copper 🐿 --> the "Bloc Party" at @absolutelyx 's House of Elyx, created by Leo Robitschek, with all these goodies: 🍹Absolut Elyx 🍹cream sherry 🍹fino sherry 🍹yellow chartreuse 🍹red bell pepper 🍹lime 🍹vanilla 🍹passionfruit ..........I wanted to take this home, but a} stealing is bad and b} security officers searched your bags to make sure you weren't lifting any copper squirrels. 😳 ...this little guy is on my wish list!! . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #houseofelyx #totc2017
Breaking out of the cocktail-themed day with some midday rosé + tuna crudo with summer peas and cukes at @pechenola 💞 Commanderie de Peyrassol, Provence, '16 💞 #totc2017 #justdrinkpink ...and @ashroseconway makes a lovely lunch date. 👯‍♂️ . . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #flashesofdelight #eattheworld
Made it over to @caneandtable to celebrate #nationaldaiquiriday yesterday here at #TOTC2017 with a Daiquiri Desayuno. Today involves a couple of seminars, a few tastings, and a LOT of water. 😛 🍹Bacardi Ocho Años rum 🍹Bacardi banana rum 🍹Caffe amaro 🍹Lime #daiquiritimeout 🌿🍌🍹 . . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora
Sooo, when I say I'll write another cocktail recipe the next day, I obviously mean I'll post it in a week. 😏 We had a ton of rain here at the vineyard and had to make a preemptive strike against powdery mildew. I'm ready for a cocktail tonight. 🍹 I've been making riffs on Pimm's Cups this week, along with so many fellow drinkstagrammers, spearheaded by @theamateurmixologist for #sippingwimbledon . This one is a tribute to my new home, the town of Paonia, "The North Fork Fruit Cup Fizz." 🍓🥂🥒🍑🌿 . . . • 1 ounce @pimmsgb • 1/2 ounce Pimm's-roasted strawberry-infused @bulleitwhiskey rye • 1/2 ounce @hausalpenz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot • 1/4 ounce @leespiritsco Grapefruit • 1/4 ounce @bighearttea Sunshine Dust turmeric syrup • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1-2 dashes @angosturahouse bitters • 1-2 dashes @mmbitters orange bitters • a good splash of @drinkbigbs Peach Pickin' Time Cider • peach slices, cucumber spears, mint sprigs, and strawberry halves, for garnish . . . 1️⃣ In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, except for the cider and garnishes. 2️⃣ Add ice, shake well, and strain into tall glasses filled with ice. 3️⃣ Top with peach cider and garnish with fresh mint, peach slices, and strawberry halves. 4️⃣ CHEERS!! 🥂 . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #eattheworld #hollyandflora #pimmsoclock #paonia
A little sip after a long day of tying vines, weeding, and clipping shoots. In nearly 100-degree weather. 🍒 This Pimm's Cup is all about my local town of Paonia's organic cherries and is inspired by @theamateurmixologist 's prompt to whip up some Pimm's Cup riffs, celebrating #sippingwimbledon during the eponymous tournament. 🍒 Thanks, Matt, for getting me to break out the Pimm's! I'll have another tomorrow! I call this one, "Low Hanging Fruit." 😜 . . . . . 🍒 In a mixing tin, combine 1 1/2 ounces @pimmsgb , 1/2 ounce aged rum {I used @flordecanarum extra seco 4-year}, 1/4 ounce @pierreferrandcognac dry orange curaçao, 3/4 ounce cherry shrub, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 ounce @newdealpdx ginger, 1/4 ounce house-made cherry brandy, and 2-3 dashes of orange bitters. 🍒 Add ice and shake well. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass prepped with ice and finish with seltzer. 🍒 Garnish with fresh cherries and some freshly picked, slapped mint sprigs. 🍒 And if you're out here on the western slope of Colorado, stop over at @drinkbigbs ' organic market and u-pick. Their ciders are 💣💣💣!! . . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #pimmsoclock #drinkstagram
F R O Z E N 🍓 Negronis all afternoon. And then some naps. I took a much-needed day off today and got caught up on some writing, emails, and phone calls. And then I made these. 💣💥 I'll share the recipe below... #yourewelcome . . . . 🍓In a high-speed blender, combine 1 1/2 ounces gin {I used @boodlesgin }, 1 ounce @campariofficial , 1 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 5 or 6 fresh strawberries, and about 1 1/2 cups crushed ice. 🍓Blend until strawberries are pulverized and ice is thoroughly integrated. Start on the lowest setting and slowly increase the speed. 🍓I was impatient, so I didn't do this, but chill down your spirits in the freezer first for a few hours. You'll have a little less dilution. 🍓This will yield two 6-ish ounce drinks, perfect for quick-sipping and making seconds. . . . . #cocktails #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodblogfeed #abmhappyhour #f52grams #thekitchn #sommlife #imbibegram #tastybev #happyhourclub #foodblogfeed #cocktailblogger #liqpic #hollyandflora #eattheworld
Pimm's-roasted strawberries done up in the grill for something bourbon-y in my glass. Happy 4th, y'all!! 🍓🥃💥
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