Warm up on a chilly Northwest afternoon with this delicious concoction from Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington.

—2 oz. house-infused chai vodka
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—2 oz. house sour mix of simple syrup and freshly squeezed orange, lemon and lime juices
—orange peel

» To make the house sour mix, combine equal parts simple syrup, lemon and lime juices and half part orange juice.
» To make the sidecar, shake ingredients and strain into a martini glass with sugared rim. Garnish with orange peel. Enjoy! 

Courtesy of Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. 

In the early 1990s, Washington communities and activists had a vision of maintaining green wilderness and creating space where people could embrace the outdoors near urban cities like Seattle. “We’re all better and healthier when we’re connected to nature,” says Caroline Villanova, community and partnerships manager at Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.


If you’re looking for a sweet way to thank a coffee-loving colleague, client, or supplier, may we suggest the new Glazed Donut Collection that Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. has introduced in collaboration with the Doug the Pug Foundation.


Because many of our colleagues are caffeinated enough during these stressful months, why not gift them a gentler, kinder holiday beverage? The Warming Joy 2021 holiday collections from Tea Forté, a company offering handcrafted luxury tea blends that are served at some of the  finest hotels across the country and sold at retailers like Paddington Station in Ashland, OR, and Knack in Seattle, features a combination of black, green and herbal teas. The gift sets include seasonal favorites like raspberry ganache, sweet orange spice, cherry marzipan, harvest apple spice and winter chai.