Small Talk? Big Taste!
When life hands you lemons (or lemon juice), make a Northwest Huckleberry Lemon Drop.
> 1.5 oz. Wild Roots Huck Vodka
> .75 oz. Cointreau
> .75 oz. lemon juice
Build like a lemon drop in a shaker. Shake and strain, serve neat in a martini glass with sugar rim.
Courtesy of Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa in Blaine, Washington.
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!
Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho
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
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!
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.
In the 1990s, Twin Peaks was one of the most talked-about television series. Set in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington, many of the series’ exterior shots were filmed in the very real and very charming communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City. As a toast to the upcoming rebirth of the series on Showtime, we suggest trying Salish Lodge & Spa’s Dale Cooper, named for the show’s character played by Washington native Kyle MacLachlan.