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Food and drink that has us seeing gold
After a long work week, there is no better way to relax and unwind than with your favorite cocktail in hand. Here’s are five great ways to get your drink on this weekend.
Hendrick’s Gin recently partnered with Dempsey & Carroll stationery, which is great news to keep you busy this weekend. From coasters and hangtags for your spirits bottles to a 2017 desk calendar and correspondence cards, they have got you covered. So, after you mix up the perfect gin martini cocktail and have a toast to that long lost friend, pull out a notecard from the stationery collection and start writing like you used to old school.
There is nothing quite like the taste of apple to kick off the fall right. Over the summer, Angry Orchard introduced a year-round specialty hard cider - Walden Hollow - that we are loving this fall. The cider is made with local apples and heirloom varieties, including Golden Russet, Newtown Pippin and Northern Spy from New York state. As for the taste, think full body, a slight sweetness balanced by the tart flavor of classic New York apples.
A high spirit proof in a can? You didn’t think one existed? Well, think again. Introducing Slow and Low Rock & Rye 3.3-ounce whiskey in a can. From camping to barbecues, the compact 84-proof cocktail is the perfect tagalong for any adventure.
No one knows how to party quite like the folks at ParTea. The made in Massachusetts brand makes booze infusers, a 32-ounce jar with a combination of dried fruits, herbs and spices packed in tea bags designed to flavor your favorite liquor. Think jalapeno (our favorite), ginger, orange spice, wild berry and mocha.
One of our favorite flavors of the fall season arrives when Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. introduces the return of their famous pumpkin whiskey. New Englanders love the Rhode Island brand’s seasonal whiskey that is made with cinnamon, clove, allspice, sweet orange peel, vanilla, and let’s not forget about 32,000 pounds of pumpkins for a natural flavor. This well balanced whiskey has a smooth finish that is sure to warm you up on any cold day.
Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years experience writing for a variety of local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Wicked Local, AOL's City's Best Boston, Upscale Living magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Mohegan Sun's Legends and Amtrak's Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot's travel site and also contributed to Moon Metro's Boston guidebook published by Avalon Travel Publishing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.