I’m so psyched that my terrific Mother-In-Law purchased a special “Cocktail Party” event in support of Music in the Vineyards, a local non-profit that brings top classical music to Napa (you should attend one of their events if you’re able…they’re really terrific). The event is coming up and I just got an advance copy of the menu:
APPLE ORCHARD PUNCH
Beefeater Gin, Fresh Apple Juice, Cider, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise, Nutmeg and Sparkling Water
Partida Reposado, Fino Sherry and Pear Liqueur
Plymouth Gin, Dry Sack Williams Humbert 15Yr Oloroso and Maraschino Liqueur
Partida Reposado, Guinness, Port and Angostura Bitters
Bourbon, Punt e Mes, Cherry Herring and Artisanal Cocoa Bitters
Winter Spice Infused Vodka with fresh lime juice and ginger beer
The mixologists are Erick Castro of Rickhouse and Jacques Bezuidenhout who works with the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants are clearly pretty creative. I can’t see how the Black Opal will possibly work….which means I’m definitely looking forward to trying it first. And getting the recipes, trying them myself, and reporting the results on the blog. My only regret is that Rob won’t be able to make it…he’ll be hiking the Hanakapiai trail in Kauai.
Did I mention that my MIL is terrific?