Thanks to our friends and vendors below for pulling together this lovely dinner party:
Photographer: Celeste Noche / Design: Bramble Workshop / Florist: Old Town Florist / Paper Goods: A Luxe Contraband / Cocktails: Mint and Mirth / Catering: Ariela Rose / Aprons: Portland Apron Company
We recently designed a cocktail to watch during the spring meteor showers!
Our stargazing cocktail, "Navy Skies", features Oregon’s finest Crater Lake Rye, a smooth whiskey crafted from 95% rye grain and pure Cascade Mountain water. Its flavor is rich with deep toffee notes and a peppery spice that defines true American rye whiskey. The amethyst color and intense flavor make the perfect sipping cocktail with which to watch the night sky.
This dinner party has been featured on 100 Layer Cake!
In an Old Fashioned glass, add the syrup, bitters and orange peel. Use a muddler to gently press the orange peel to release the citrus oils. Pour in whiskey, shrub, and syrup, then stir. Add a dash of bitters (we used Hella Bitters) and voila!
How to make blueberry shrub (adapted from “Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining” by Denise Gee)
Cover blueberries and vinegar in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 days. Strain the mixture into a bowl and press berries to release all the juice. Discard the solids. Next, pour the liquid into a saucepan with sugar and bring to a boil, stirring for 3 minutes. Set aside and cool. Keeps in the fridge for 10 days.
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