The recipe is a little bit Ritz Carlton, a little bit Simple Goodness Farm, or put another way, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. The Old Fashioned cocktail was invented in 1880 either by James E Pepper in Louisville, KY or at the Waldorf Astoria Bar, NYC- the debate rages on. This blog is not about the history, though there are several booze historians out there that dig into that, this post is about the tried and true Old Fashioned cocktail recipe we serve at our Soda Shop to wide acclaim.
Champagne cocktails are easy and elegant and that's a pretty great cocktail combo. Mimosas are undisputedly great, but if you're bored after your 1,000th mimosa in life, or you're the kind who prefers to waft the orange juice lightly over the top of the glass so as not to interrupt the champagne, this Sparkler recipe is going to be right up your alley.
These mocktails are tried and true NA favorites for a sober-friendly crowd that can be made with any of our syrup flavors and just a few other ingredients. Try a mocktail for a sober-friendly elevated drink perfect for your next party.
Blueberry Lavender is a finalist in the Drinks & Elixirs category. This is our third time as a finalist! Marionberry Mint and Rhubarb Vanilla syrups have each also qualified as finalists in this rigorous specialty foods award program. Meeting the standards of the Good Food Foundation isn't easy, and we have worked very hard to craft a product that meets their standards and our own. As farmers growing sustainably, and as ingredient sourcers to rigorous ethical and health standards, we are making choices for our product that lead us to be a better company.
I am telling you, emphatically: throw a cocktail party: why? Because it's FUN. And because a festive drinks bar is easy to do, sets the tone for your party, and gives people a little activity to break the ice. I've learned from the very best, our Grandma Nancy, whom I consider the blue collar Martha Stewart. And I'm here to share my hosting tips so you can set up the perfect, affordable, self serve cocktail bar at your next party.
A new era is here, and it makes me happy. The resurgence of punch, of grown up tasting, delightful looking, well-crafted punch, makes me very happy indeed. Punch is such a festive way to batch a cocktail, and the self service makes cocktail hour wonderfully easy on a host. Try this foolproof holiday punch recipe for an easy batched cocktail for entertaining.
Gimlets are Belinda's go-top when she goes out to a nice bar, but, these are easily made at home. The combination of gin, lime juice, and sugar is very accessible and made much more exciting and seasonal with Simple Goodness Sisters syrups. They are even a thrifty choice, since they pack a liquor punch. You won't need 3 of these. They also have a fun backstory, which makes for good cocktail hour conversation.
Belinda's recipe for a spritz cocktail made with aperitif spirits, sparkling wine and simple syrup for the freshest happy hour cocktail- this is a formula more than a recipe, and you need to memorize it. Your friends will thank you!