We went to our first bar today. Well, we've been frequenting bars for many years, but today we visited our first bar to research for our book. My sister and I are writing a book about bars and taverns in the Adirondacks. Our first bar was Trappers Tavern at the Copperfield Inn in North Creek, NY. What an awesome place! They set the bar pretty high for other bars in the Adirondacks. The tavern staff was terrific, but the best part was the PUMPKIN MARTINI! I had a martini once, but it sucked. I thought I would order the martini so I wouldn't like it and would sip it, but it was incredible. It was like drinking a pumpkin pie with loads of whipped cream!. It was invented by one of the Copperfield chefs, Stephanie (maybe trying to get rid of the leftover pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving?) Well, I think she should get out of the kitchen and start working in the bar. First, I wondered what liqueur would you use for the pumpkin flavor, but they used pumpkin puree. BTW, you can't get pumpkin puree at Walmart, guess you have to make your own. I had my first beer of this year, too! Actually, not a beer drinker, except at Saratoga Racetrack in August - get hot enough you'll drink anything. They have a tremendous selection of local beers on tap, and Kim (that's my sister and co-author), got to sample them all. However, they are adding six more draft choices tomorrow, so I think she's going back to check those out too. Visit the Copperfield Inn's website for more information at http://www.copperfieldinn.com/. Stay tuned for our next Adirondack bar review. Remember, we can't give all the info here, because we have to save something for the book. Any suggestions for places we should visit, please let us know. They just have to be inside the blue line.
OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!