Melissa Jurcan, president of ILEA Seattle, penned a moving tribute to the hospitality industry for the Emerald City Applause Awards. Here is an abridged version.
Meet the The Old Vermont, a maple syrup-infused Old-Fashioned created by the folks at Ravishing Radish Catering. If this doesn’t stave off the autumn chill, nothing will.
—2 oz. bourbon or rye
—3/4 oz. grade-A maple syrup
—2 dashes bitters
—1 fresh mint leaf
Coat the bottom of a rocks glass with maple syrup. Fill the glass with ice and add bitters and bour - bon. Stir well for 30 seconds. Garnish with fresh mint leaf and orange twist.
Next time you’re at Motif hotel in Seattle, stop by Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails and try the Piña Romero cocktail, conjured up by bar manager Chris Blakeslee.
—2 oz. BarSol pisco
—1/2 oz. rosemary syrup
—1/2 oz. lemon juice
—1 oz. pineapple juice
—rosemary sprig for garnish
Combine ingredients, garnish with the rosemary sprig and enjoy!
Courtesy of Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
TED’s five-year tenure in the Northwest has been filled with innovation, lessons and surprises.
Sample this recipe from the 2018 home of TED: the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Invite three of your closest friends over to sample Boise Centre’s tasty cranberry martinis! (Serves 4)
—6 oz. gin
—1 cup cranberry juice
—Sliced fresh ginger
—Fresh cranberries, for garnish
—Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
For a refreshing, nonalcoholic drink option, try this lipsmacking Alaskan Lemonade recipe from the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. The drink was served at a recent familiarization trip and had participating planners clamoring for more.
—2 parts lemonade
—1/2 part rose water
—1/2 part hibiscus syrup
—raspberries for garnish
Combine first three ingredients and garnish with fresh raspberries. Enjoy!
Signature Drink- Huckleberry Win
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer, Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel started life as the Bergonian Hotel on July 16, 1927, and has been in continuous operation ever since. The hotel was named after original owner Stephen Berg and his love of The Oregonian newspaper. In salute to its 90 years of service and with a nod to its past, Mayflower Park created The Bergonian cocktail. Raise a glass to honor an icon in Seattle’s hospitality history.