• Signature Drink: A TED Frame of Mind

    Sample this recipe from the 2018 home of TED: the Vancouver Convention Centre.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 24)
Lavender Syrup (yields 120 mL):
—1 tsp dried lavender flowers
—1/4 cup raw sugar
—120 mL water 

Rhubarb Liquor (yields 3 liters):
—1.5 liter sliced rhubarb
—1.5 liter cold water

Mixer
—1.5 liters soda water 

DIRECTIONS
To make lavender syrup:
Combine the flowers, sugar and water. Bring to a boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; strain and chill. 

To make rhubarb liquor:
Boil the rhubarb in an open pot until it is soft and mushy. 

For a clear drink:
Push the rhubarb through a strainer using the back of a wooden spoon. 

For a cloudy drink:
User a blender to puree the rhubarb and water and then strain.

Chill all ingredients.

TO SERVE
Take a well-chilled glass with ice and add 4 ounces of the rhubarb liquor, 1 teaspoon (or to taste) of lavender syrup, 2 ounces of soda water.

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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.