What other food artisans do you admire?
Our little region here on the Olympic Peninsula is producing some incredible stuff. Finnriver Cidery is a favorite, and we love Mt. Townsend Creamery’s gourmet cheeses. Nationally we admire Wondermade (marshmallows), Art in the Age (artisan spirits), Juniper Ridge, and lots of others.
Perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse – touches of sparkle here and there across the Free People website. They’ve slowly been hitting select stores, and they’re gracing the pages of a special lookbook we’ve stocked in all U.S. boutiques. Party Dresses, everyone. They – are – here!
We’re so excited about this year’s collection of party dresses that we threw a little party at FP Rockefeller Center last week to welcome in these gorgeous styles. Our beautiful friend and model, Martha Hunt, hosted as we sipped on cocktails from Art In The Age (recipes to come!), and filled our plates with goodies from Nourish Kitchen & Tableand Baked By Melissa. We learned new hair styling techniques from the extremely talented team at Parlor Hair Salon, and our ears rang with the mystifying hymns of violinist, Hannah Thiem.
The Village Voice’s 2nd Annual Holiday Spirits Tasting Event
The Village Voice’s Annual Holiday Spirits Tasting Event offers a unique chance to test out 25+ distilleries, wineries and more from New York City and the greater Tri-State Area. Set aboard the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship, the event pays homage to the area’s local distilleries, and features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn (a live jazz quartet) and DJ Tim Martell.
Set sail and enjoy handcrafted cocktails on a cruise around the New York Harbor with dazzling views of the lit city skyline with an evening sail. Enjoy complimentary spirit tastings from 25+ distilleries and wineries, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The event will take place on three decks of the Infinity ship with DJ Tim Martell spinning on the main & mid deck and live jazz quartet Blue Vipers of Brooklyn performing sets all evening on the top deck of the ship.
With every ticket purchase a portion of proceeds will benefit Lifebeat the leading national nonprofit focused on educating America’s youth about HIV/AIDS prevention.
Partners and Distillers Include:
Atsby Vermouth , Art in the Age Craft Spirits, Bacardi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Caledonia Spirits, Catskill Distilling, Company Cooperstown Distillery, Death’s Door Spirits, DonQ, Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, Dutch’s Spirits, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Nahmias et Fils, Owney’s Rum, OYO Vodka, Ron del Barrilito, Scorpion Mezcal, Slow & Low Rock and Rye, Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, Suerte Tequila, Tanteo Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Trigo Reserva, Aneja Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhous,e Widow Jane, White Pike Whiskey, and Woody Creek Distillers .
It’s cold and freezing outside. We need these Anonymous Ism socks! Fantastic brand, made in Japan with much care and thought. Grab them at Art in the Age.
Too bad the shop isn’t stocking the knitted hats…That we know about. But we will check and get back to you.
This cider cocktail is infused with earl grey + boozed up with SNAP from my friends over at Art in the Age. SNAP is the most perfect fall/winter spirit, made with hearty blackstrap molasses and fresh ginger. This time of year I kind of want to put it in all things, like this pie.
Art in the Age spirits are pretty major – and I feel pretty lucky to live in Philly, to be connected to them and their store, which is located just a few blocks from my house. Some of my previous recipes for AITA include theseRHUBARB Roasted Plums with Honey Whipped Ricotta + Pistachio Dust and these Blackberry SAGE Jam Cocktails. Recipes forROOT, my favorite winter flavor are on deck, watch out!!
Click here to see where AITA is sold near you.
EARL GREY SNAP CIDER COCKTAIL
Makes one, and although warm cocktails aren’t really my thing, I imagine this would make a really delicious warm bevvie.
Fill a short glass with ice, dump that ice into your Mason Shaker or cocktail shaker. Then pour in the SNAP, earl grey tea concentrate + lemon juice. Shake vigorously.
Pour the cocktail back into the glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Enjoy immediately, drink responsibly.
Published on Nov 16, 2014
Today we mix some Art in the Age Root with a cocktail calling for root beer liqueur: Root Beer Dessert Martini. We didn’t want to use just a schnapps as that would be a bit sweet and fake rooty flavor.
Jennifer was all excited for this cocktail because it brings root beer flavor with irish cream flavor. This cocktail brings little root, a bunch of cream and big alcohol intensity in the finish, much like an Irish Cream would have in it. If there was anything to critique on here, it would be that the equal parts proportion seems to be a little bit favoring the Irish cream and not nearly enough root. The mid-palate is a bit weak.
Root Beer Dessert Martini
1 1/2 oz. Root Beer Liqueur
1 1/2 oz. Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Half & Half
Friends, the Gin Wife again. I am here to present to you an invented cocktail of mine, something with lots of rich, spice-ful flavors which I find to be perfect for the holiday season.
Dare I Drink a Plum?
2 parts Greenhook Ginsmith’s Beach Plum Gin
(or any Beach Plum Gin, this is what we had around, and honestly, what was the inspiration for this drink.)
1 part Soda Water
1 half part Art in the Age’s Root Liquor (Or dashes of spiced bitters, something with good, dark, rich flavor. Something molasses-y, perhaps!)
1 generous lemon (any brand) squeeze
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, and shake it up! Pour over ice. Simple! Add a dash of cinnamon if you are feeling it.
I have a half a notion that this would also taste good heated up, but the other half of that notion is worried that the richness of the Beach Plum liquor would overwhelm, well, everything. I will have to update when I am brave enough to try.
Aaron will be discussing the Beach Plum Gin in more detail soon! As for my notes: I liked it. I like plum and plum-like flavors. It’s rich, sweet, and goes well in interesting, complex drinks.