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. 

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. bourbon or rye
—3/4 oz. grade-A maple syrup
—2 dashes bitters 
—1 fresh mint leaf
—orange twist

DIRECTIONS:
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.

Courtesy of Ravishing Radish Catering

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.