There are a couple of traditions I gleefully look forward to every November:
#1. An entire weekend devoted to activities in front of the wood stove playing cards & board games with my BBC favorites in queue. Hot toddies, cider, popcorn, the whole nine yards….
#2. …. FRIENDSGIVING!
Friendsgiving dinner is different every year. This year I joined a group of beautiful new friends and we documented our afternoon together at Phones Wright house in Bolton, MA. I debuted a few of my new favorite holiday recipes during cocktail hour and they were a hit!! Here are a couple of recipes to test out on your friends & family over this holiday….
The Flannel Shirt
1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz Amaro Cynar
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
3 dashes Smoked maple bitters
Garnished with brandied cherries + fresh herbs
Preparation: Pour bourbon, Cynar, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass, add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass or over rocks into a mule mug for slow, relished sipping. Garnish with Luxardo cocktail cherries, fresh sage and nasturtium blossoms. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Smooth, aromatic & bittersweet
1 oz Vodka
1 oz fresh pressed local cider
½ oz spiced ginger cordial
Top with dry Sparkling wine
Preparation: Add vodka, cider and ginger cordial to a bar tin, add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with bubbles and garnish with edible blossoms and fresh herbs.
La Pom (Mocktail)
2 oz Fresh pomegranate juice (½ of the fruit, juiced)
4 oz with sparkling water
Top with 2 drops of orange blossom water
Preparation: Add juice to a collins glass filled with ice, top with sparkling water,
orange blossom water and garnish with a wheel of lemon and edible blossoms.
Many thanks to my dear Friendgiving pals,
Photography Above: Meredith Jane Photography
Event Planning & Design : Kate Murtaugh Events + Design and Kelly Golia Events
Venue: Phineas Wright House
Additional Photography: Madeline Rose Photography
Floral Design: Field & Vase and Weatherlow Farm
Cocktails: Little Bitte
Rentals: Borrowed BLU
Stationary: Lilliput Design Studio
Calligraphy: Molly Grace Makes
Makeup: Sarah Lord and Jocelyn Mariah Makeup
Hair: Tada Style
Accessories: Wool and Whiskey
<3 Little Bitte