Aquavit Gimlet

Aquavit Gimlet

Robyn Cleveland is the co-owner and head distiller of Norden Aquavit. LESTER GRAHAM / MICHIGAN RADIO Aquavit Gimlet   We had a ton of fun learning about aquavit in December’s class with Robyn Cleveland from Norden Aquavit. Although this spirit has been...
Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails Holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family and they are a perfect opportunity to try out some crowd pleasing seasonal cocktails.  Here are some ideas to try this month: Poinsettia1 oz pure cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)1/2...
Autumn Pimm’s

Autumn Pimm’s

Autumn Pimm’sThe Pimm’s Cup is a very summery cocktail, light and easy to drink and garnished with cucumber and fresh fruit. This fall focused take on the classic was a hit at October’s Cider Season class. A chai tea syrup and some hard apple cider...
Spiced Apple Old Fashioned

Spiced Apple Old Fashioned

Spiced Apple Old FashionedIt seems like whenever I get a jug of apple cider, we drink half of it, then the rest languishes in the fridge until it gets fizzy and I have to throw it away. Before it gets that far, why not use your leftovers to make a batch of spiced...
Bloody Caesar

Bloody Caesar

Bloody CaesarDuring my brunch class we mixed up a bunch of variations of that indispensable brunch drink, the Bloody Mary. When I started describing the main ingredient of this one I got some seriously skeptical looks from the crowd. “It’s tomato juice,...