Chocofest 2015

Wow, what a night.  I feel like I might be getting my voice back finally, after a night of talkingtalkingtalking.  It was amazing to get to introduce my shrubs to so many people and so much fun to get to make our corner into happy hour central.  Getting to hang out with Craig from 3 Howls, and all of you, was just the best.  I put so many things in my mouth that were utterly delicious I pretty much lost count.  Of course, I utterly forgot to take any pictures of the night, so you’ll just have to take my world about how packed our little corner was.  But this picture from Sip Northwest pretty much sums it up.

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For the first half of the night, we served a cocktail that helped keep everyone’s pallet cleansed and ready for more treats.  It was such a huge hit, I’ve scaled it down and recreated it for you below.  The night was boozy and decadent, so I’ve named it after Lou Graham, a famous (or perhaps infamous) Seattle business woman and madam.

Queen of the Lava Beds

1 bottle Hosui n Honey shrub
1 bottle (750 ml) Proseco
8 ounces (1 cup) 3 Howls Rosemary Vodka
10 ounces (1 1/4 cup) Seltzer water
Ice
3-4 Fresh Rosemary sprigs

Fill a large pitcher 1/3 full of ice. Rub rosemary sprigs between palms to bruise them and release the oils. Add the vodka and shrub, mixing well to combine. Add the Proseco and Seltzer. Stir gently to combine. Pour into chilled Champagne flutes or white wine glasses.  This would be lovely served as a dinner drink with rich/spicy foods, or as an alternative to mimosas with brunch.

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