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The Snowbird Cocktail


The use of jam allows mixologists to create cocktails using flavors that are out of season without resorting to artificial flavoring or heavy syrups. This cocktail was created at Pain D'Avignon, based in Cape Cod, Mass.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces Bully Boy white rum
  • 1/2 Ounce lemon juice
  • 2 demitasse spoons of Bonnie's Jams, Peach Ginger
  • 1/2 demitasse spoon of homemade cardamon tincture

Servings1

Calories Per Serving152

Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%


Tag Archives: Kentucky Snowbird cocktail recipe

Let’s drink some bourbon and toast the southern U.S., which has been my gracious host this week. We’ve been to Arkansas and all over Tennessee and I am loving the southern food and hospitality — and spirits.

We haven’t been up to Kentucky but before the trip I attended a bourbon cocktail class in Calgary hosted by Wade Sirois of Crowbar, the pop-up cocktail lounge. I spent an evening with some fellow cocktail enthusiasts sampling different brands of bourbon, stirring a Manhattan and learning how to make a Kentucky Snowbird. I’ll be writing about the class in an upcoming Calgary Herald column (April 13).

Sorry this photo is lopsided. The photographer had been drinking bourbon.

My favourite drink from the evening was the Kentucky Snowbird, a bitter-sweet yet strong drink that combines three unlikely ingredients: bourbon, Aperol and Cointreau. The bourbon is sweet enough to soften the bitter Italian aperitif, and the Cointreau adds a lovely hint of orange (as do the bitters). It’s definitely a sipper, best enjoyed while sitting in a rocking chair on a porch somewhere in Kentucky.

Kentucky Snowbird

  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 Cointreau
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • orange for flaming orange twist

Put ice in a rocks glass for chilling. Put liquors and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 10-15 seconds. Dump the ice from the chilled rocks glass, and then strain the cocktail from the mixing glass into the rocks glass. Flame an orange twist over the cocktail, squeeze it over the drink, run it around the glass rim and then drop it into the cocktail.


Drink of the Week: Kentucky Snowbird

Let’s drink some bourbon and toast the southern U.S., which has been my gracious host this week. We’ve been to Arkansas and all over Tennessee and I am loving the southern food and hospitality — and spirits.

We haven’t been up to Kentucky but before the trip I attended a bourbon cocktail class in Calgary hosted by Wade Sirois of Crowbar, the pop-up cocktail lounge. I spent an evening with some fellow cocktail enthusiasts sampling different brands of bourbon, stirring a Manhattan and learning how to make a Kentucky Snowbird. I’ll be writing about the class in an upcoming Calgary Herald column (April 13).

Sorry this photo is lopsided. The photographer had been drinking bourbon.

My favourite drink from the evening was the Kentucky Snowbird, a bitter-sweet yet strong drink that combines three unlikely ingredients: bourbon, Aperol and Cointreau. The bourbon is sweet enough to soften the bitter Italian aperitif, and the Cointreau adds a lovely hint of orange (as do the bitters). It’s definitely a sipper, best enjoyed while sitting in a rocking chair on a porch somewhere in Kentucky.

Kentucky Snowbird

  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 Cointreau
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • orange for flaming orange twist

Put ice in a rocks glass for chilling. Put liquors and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 10-15 seconds. Dump the ice from the chilled rocks glass, and then strain the cocktail from the mixing glass into the rocks glass. Flame an orange twist over the cocktail, squeeze it over the drink, run it around the glass rim and then drop it into the cocktail.


The Best Recipes for Winter, No Matter Where You Are!

The end of January can mean the onset of the dreaded “winter blues” for some people, but don’t worry, Party Host Helpers has the event staff, and recipe ideas to keep you smiling all winter long.

We’ve noticed a good portion of our clients have the pleasure of being “snowbirds,” meaning that in the cold winter months up north, they fly south and escape to the warm weather. No matter if you’ve traded snow for sand, or are sticking it out, we have recipes below so you're going to want to try.

Snowbird : When you’re hanging by the pool with friends or hosting a fun party, this app is refreshing and as easy as putting a skewer in your fav foods.

Winter : These sweet and savory pretzels are an easy snack to match ahead of time and the nuts make it filling!

Snowbird : While you’re enjoying those apps by the pool, you’ll likely want a summery cocktail to make you forget all about the snow. Try this frozen marg without alcohol!

Winter : This cocktail will chase away the cold on those snowy winter nights or at your next dinner party.

Snowbird : Cookies and ice cream are a match made in heaven. Heaven is exactly where you’ll be once you give these a try! Mix and match cookies and ice cream until you find your perfect combo.

Winter : Move over s’ mores! This “Fluffernutter Sando” is unreal and can be made vegan aka none of the animal products and all the taste!

No matter what you’re planning this winter, Party Host Helpers can help. We have the professional party staff that will take care of serving the apps, creating the cocktails, set up, clean up and everything in between. That way, when your guests are enjoying the party, so are you! We are located where the snowbirds fly in South Florida, Texas, Virginia Beach, Phoenix, California and more. You can have the same great Party Host Helper service no matter where you go.

If you are staying where you are this winter or headed to the winter fun in Denver or elsewhere, we can be there too. Contact us today.


Colosimo’s Slow Cooker Chili

Recipe by Colosimo’s Sausage, recipe here

  • 2 pounds mild or hot Italian sausage, crumbled (Colosimo’s brand recommended)
  • 1 (12-ounce) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 (12-ounce) can plain chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (12-ounce) can kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce (Colosimo’s brand recommended)
  • 1 (12-ounce) can crushed tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped, optional
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Grated cheese, for garnish

In a large frying pan, brown the sausage until cooked through. Place in a slow cooker. Stir in all the beans and their liquid, the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, onions, green peppers, green chilies (if using) chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook on low heat up to 8 hours or on high heat for 4 hours. (This also can be cooked on the stove-top for several hours at a low simmer.) Ladle into bowls and top with sour cream and shredded cheese.


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- SIGNATURE COCKTAILS -

Mix the two liqueurs together. Enjoy this cocktail neat or on the rocks.

Winter Storm

First pour the liqueur into a glass, then slowly pour the cream over the back of a spoon. Garnish with a piece of chocolate, and enjoy! Stir before drinking.

Chocolate orange

  • 3 oz Putney Mountain Simply Chocolate liqueur
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge (garnish)

Fill a glass with ice. Pour orange juice and liqueur over the ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Adult Hot Chocolate

  • 3 oz Putney Mountain Simply Chocolate liqueur⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 5 oz cream⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Add both ingredients to a small saucepan and gently warm, but don’t boil. Serve in a glass mug and garnish with whipped cream and a dusting of coco powder.⠀

Chocolate Delight

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 0.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • chocolate syrup (garnish)
  • Whipped cream (garnish)
  • ice

Put all ingredients except for chocolate syrup and whipped cream in a cocktail shaker and shake. Drizzle the chocolate syrup around the rim of a glass and down the sides. Strain the drink into the prepared glass, and top with whipped cream.

Chocolate Martini

2 oz Putney Mountain Simply Chocolate

Fresh raspberries (garnish)

Combine liqueur and vodka in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Adjust proportions to your liking. Chill a martini glass in the freezer for several minutes, then strain the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with raspberries on a cocktail stick and enjoy!

If you want to make it a chocolate-raspberry martini, replace the vodka with raspberry vodka.

Simply Maple Cocktails

Vermont Irish Coffee

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 4.5 oz hot espresso
  • 1.5 oz whipped cream
  • Pinch of grated dark chocolate

Stir the Simply Maple liqueur into the whiskey in a warmed glass. Pour in the espresso. Add whipped cream over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top. Dust with a grating of dark chocolate.

Maple Whiskey Sour

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Egg white (optional)
  • Orange wedge

Shake all ingredients without ice. Add ice and shake again. Strain into an old fashioned glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with a wedge of orange.

Maple Manhattan

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • Dash of bitters
  • Orange peel

Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, liqueur and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of a cocktail glass. Strain the drink into the glass. Enjoy!

Maple Cider

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh apple cider
  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Apple slices to garnish

Put bourbon, lemon juice, liqueur and cider in a cocktail shaker and shake. Place ground cinnamon on plate and press the rim of a chilled rocks glass into it. Fill the glass with ice and add the contents of the cocktail shaker. Garnish with apple slices and enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie

  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Optional garnish, cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.

Hot Maple Butter Rum

  • 1 cup apple cider⠀
  • 2 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur⠀
  • 2 oz rum⠀
  • 2 Tbs butter (at room temperature)⠀
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar⠀
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream⠀
  • Pinch of cinnamon⠀

    Thoroughly mix together butter and sugar, the add ice cream. Place this mixture in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. ⠀
    Bring the apple cider to a boil. Then, split the frozen mixture between two mugs, add 1 oz of rum and one oz of Simply Maple to each, and top off with the apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Vermont Cassis Cocktails

Maggie's Gin and Tonic

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Winery Vermont Cassis liqueur
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Tonic Water

In a tall glass add ice, gin, Vermont Cassis, lime juice and tonic. Garnish with slice of lime.

Tequila Hummingbird

  • 0.5 oz Putney Mountain Vermont Cassis liqueur
  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1.5 oz dark tequila
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Lime wedge (garnish)

Combine tequila, Vermont Cassis, Simply Ginger and lime juice. Pour into a highball glass over ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Kir Royale

  • 1 – 3 oz (to taste) Putney Mountain Winery Vermont Cassis liqueur
  • 5 oz Putney Mountain Northern Spy sparkling wine, Champagne, Prosecco or Cava

Pour Champagne or other dry sparkling wine into a champagne flute. Add Vermont Cassis slowly and watch it swirl through the sparkling wine. Use the larger measure of Vermont Cassis to make it sweeter.

Pink Russian

  • 2 oz Putney Mountain Winery Vermont Cassis liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz Heavy Cream
  • Ice

Put ice in a chilled rocks glass. Add vodka and Vermont Cassis. Then slowly add cream by pouring over the back of a spoon so it forms a layer on top of the liqueur. Stir before drinking.

Cassis Martini

  • 1 oz Vermont Cassis liqueur
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Ice

Chill a martini glass in the freezer. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and garnish with a few raspberries or a rose petal.

Simply Ginger Cocktails

Rum and Ginger

  • 3 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz white rum
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Wedge of lemon (garnish)
  • Ice

Chill rum in freezer and liqueur in refrigerator. Combine liqueur and rum in a cocktail glass over ice, add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste and garnish with lemon wedge.

Tequila Mockingbird

  • 3 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz blanco tequila
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge (garnish)

Chill tequila in the freezer and liqueur in the refrigerator. Combine liqueur with tequila in a stemless champagne flute. Add a squeeze of lime juice to taste and garnish with a lime wedge.

Snowbird Fizz

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 4 oz Putney Mountain Northern Spy sparkling wine, prosecco, or champagne
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • Grapefruit wedge (garnish)

Combine grapefruit juice and liqueur in a champagne flute. Add sparkling wine and stir gently. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and enjoy!

Peach Ginger Slushie

  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger root (ajust amount to taste)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 cup limeade
  • Ice cubes (about 5 or 6)

Combine all ingredients except for ice in a blender, and blend until done. Slowly blend in ice cubes a few at a time until the drink is the consistency of a slushy. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy.

Pumpkin Pie

  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Ginger liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Optional garnish, cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.

September in a Glass

  • 2 oz Putney Mountain In Celebration Vermont Apple Brandy
  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Maple liqueur
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 small egg white

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker without ice and shake. Then add ice and continue shaking. Strain the mixture into a glass and garnish with an apple slice or lemon wheel.

Simply Honey

Citrus & Honey

  • 1.5 oz Putney Mountain Simply Honey liqueur
  • 1 oz gin
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit or blood orange juice
  • Egg white, whipped (optional)
  • Ice
  • Fresh rosemary sprig (garnish)
  • Orange or grapefruit slice (garnish)

In a cocktail shaker, add together ice, gin, liqueur, and juice. shake well and strain into a glass. There is a lot of variation in the flavor of fresh citrus juice, depending on the sweetness of the citrus used, you may want to add an extra splash of Simply Honey liqueur or even some simple syrup to this cocktail.
Add the egg whites (if using) and garnish.

Honey Margarita

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Honey liqueur
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel (garnish)

Shake all ingredients (except garnish) with ice. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Bourbon Buzz

  • 1 oz Putney Mountain Simply Honey liqueur
  • 1 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice (garnish)

Combine all ingredients (except for garnish) in a cocktail shaker. Fill a cocktail glass with fresh ice and strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with the lemon and enjoy!

Wine Cocktails

New England Mimosa

  • 1 Bottle Putney Mountain Northern Spy sparkling wine
  • 1 Bottle Putney Mountain Simply Cranberry wine

Chill both wines. Fill a champagne flute two thirds of the way full with Northern Spy sparkling wine. Top off the glass with Simply Cranberry wine and enjoy!

Rhubarb Frosé

  • 1 bottle Putney Mountain Rhubarb Blush wine
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 ice cube trays
  • Blender
  • Wine glasses
  • Mint leaves

Fill both ice cube trays with Rhubarb Blush wine and freeze until solid. Simultaneously, cut the tops off of strawberries, slice them in half and freeze. When both the wine and berries are frozen, place them in the blender blend on high. You may need to leave the frozen berries and wine out at room temperature for a few minutes before doing this for the blender to work. Serve in wine glasses with mint to garnish.


Bid Goodbye to Season with Café Boulud’s Snowbird Cocktail

What better way for a restaurant to recognize its seasonal customers than to create a cocktail in their honor? That’s what Café Boulud did with The Snowbird, an appealing combination of infused rum, fruit juice, and almond milk. The drink highlights Café Boulud’s new lobby lounge, Le Passage, which also features bar cart service of Sazeracs and Vieux Carres made tableside, and a menu of small bites including fried squash blossoms stuffed with chèvre and crispy duck pastilla. Introduced during the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival in December, The Snowbird was so popular that it stayed on the menu for the entire season. “It’s been very well received,” says general manager Lucian Vasile Puscasu, “because it’s a cocktail with a little bit of spice and warmth.”

Photo by Libby Volgyes


Plume & Petal Provides Low Calorie Cocktails For The Mindful Drinker

During the holiday season, the drinks are usually flowing. If you steer clear of the cognacs, tequilas and whiskeys, you may want to grab a bottle of this low calorie, mid-proof vodka. Plume & Petal is available in the flavors Peach Wave, Cucumber Splash and Lemon Drift and contains only 83 calories when served as a Spritz, which is 30% less calories than a standard glass of wine. A bottle of Plume & Petal is also easy on the pockets, only costing $19.99.

Plume & Petal is the vodka brand for the mindful drinker. Plume & Petal is a collection of three new, premium spirits with a light infusion of fruit, botanicals, tea and a hint of honey, while containing half the alcohol of a standard vodka. If you&rsquore watching your figure or just being more aware and intentional about your alcohol intake, Plume & Petal is just what you&rsquore looking for.

Mindful drinking is actual a practice that supports your mental health. According to Healthline, mindful drinking is defined as &ldquothe practice of being aware of why and how much alcohol you drink&rdquo and &ldquooften leads to healthier relationships with alcohol and less consumption.&rdquo But keep in mind, It isn&rsquot intended for those who struggle with alcohol abuse. Mindful drinking is more focused on being aware of what you&rsquore putting in your body.

Here are two Plume & Petal cocktail recipes for your next holiday function.

Plume & Petal Snowbird

2 parts Plume & Petal Lemon Drift

Garnish: rosemary sprig

Glass: Collins

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice. Stir slightly to combine.

Plume & Petal Just Peachy

2 parts Plume & Petal Peach Wave

Garnish: lemon wheel

Glass: Rocks

Directions: Combine all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.


In honor of my Grandparents, I give you what I'm calling a "Snowbird"

Shake with ice and double-strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Which Aquavit? This is for sure my kind of cocktail. Would probably sub in lemon and garnish with a twist. Almost a nod to a Sazerac, but for sure Iɽ order this of it were in a menu.

Just from the specs I know this' a good one! :)

Why rich simple vs. regular simple syrup? Less dilution for the sweetness?

Do you have a good replacement for aquavit?

Also, I think we have the same coupe glasses! Libbey, right?

Lol those are Libbey glasses, but I can't claim them, these are my girlfriend's coupe glasses.

I have them as well. I love how they feel in my hand and look. And since Libbey is the perfect example of "Consumable, not disposable" I don't get too annoyed when they break.

This is the best name for a new cocktail I've seen on reddit in a very long time. It's so good. I don't even know if I'll ever make this, but that name is fire.

The best I ever came up with is literally the "no name cocktail" with a favorite bartender who made a drink just to my taste for me. I will say, it's spectacular, but the name sucks.


Watch the video: How-to make the Snowbird 1941 Cocktail with Butch - our take on an Old-Fashioned (January 2022).