The Cool Cucumber

The Cool Cucumber

We had the chance in May 2017 to be a part of a dinner fundraiser for Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation with Chef Scott Crawford at Burkett Farm. The event raised over $48,000 to support their fantastic mission of helping the helpers around the triangle. Our friends at...
Winter Vortex

Winter Vortex

To celebrate releasing his latest liqueur, our friend Rim Vilgalys at Brothers Vilgalys Spirits concocted this wintertime sipper using only NC-ingredients, and it’s delicious! Winter Vortex Print Recipe Servings 1 cocktail Servings 1 cocktail Winter Vortex Print...

Old Fashioned

A well-made Old-Fashioned is a work of art in-and-of itself, the definition of a hard-earned nightcap, and the classiest standby in the discerning drinker’s arsenal.  This is a reinterpretation of the classic, substituting maple syrup for the quintessential...
Miranda Escalante’s NC Cider Hot Toddy

Miranda Escalante’s NC Cider Hot Toddy

From our friend Miranda Escalate at Grove Park Inn in Asheville comes this delicious cold-weather treat, using two different NC spirits as well as fresh NC apple cider.  Hot toddys are the perfect cocktail for warming you up when it’s cold outside, especially...

The Livin’ is Easy

From Sandra Barrows at Fiction Kitchen, this was the first of a four course Summer Tasting dinner we did with Crude Bitters. The Summer Samba is a delicious and refreshing craft cocktail that was perfectly paired with an amazing fresh mozzarella and roasted veggie...