Invite three of your closest friends over to sample Boise Centre’s tasty cranberry martinis! (Serves 4)

INGREDIENTS
—6 oz. gin
—1 cup cranberry juice
—Sliced fresh ginger
—Ginger ale
—Fresh cranberries, for garnish
—Rosemary sprigs, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Fill four cocktail glasses with ice or chill four martini glasses. Take a cocktail shaker and fill it approximately halfway with ice. Pour in half of the gin, half of the cranberry juice and a few thin slices of fresh ginger. Shake vigorously to chill the contents. Strain the drink over the ice or into two martini glasses. Repeat the steps with the remaining gin, juice and ginger to make two more drinks. Top each drink with a few splashes of ginger ale, and add a few cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish. Enjoy!
 

Sample the Boise Centre Cranberry Ginger Fizz, courtesy of Boise Centre

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
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

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.