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!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Recipe Day at Pammy's At-Her-On-Deck Pub

It was such a beautiful day today that we decided to work. A Recipe Day was just what we needed. Still working on our Adirondack drink line and inspired by the ferns just beginning to poke their curly little heads through the ground, we thought we'd try to create a drink called the Fiddlehead. Off to the liquor cabinet we went. No Midori. With its sweet, delicate flavor and spring green color, our minds were firmly made up to include Midori in the recipe.

Never send two thirsty adults with no definite plan into the liquor store unattended. Like the starving grocery shopper or an artist in a paint shop with no budget, we got creative on the spot, grabbing pretty bottles with funky flavors and anything the clerk suggested. We got the Midori, alright. And wine, three new flavors of vodka, and a bottle of Limoncello. Then a stop at the grocery store for a couple of melons with which to garnish.

Ok, we'll cut to the chase. Our first cocktail is a keeper; a smashing success. This is one of our best, if we do say so ourselves.

Boreas Pond
2 oz. Midori melon liqueur
1 oz.Triple Sec
1 oz. melon vodka
2 oz. water
1 pkg. sour mix
1 lemon wedge, squeezed

Shake with ice and strain over ice. Garnish with melon balls and lemon slice. This is best made by the pitcher. You're gonna want more!

With all that Midori and no particular desire to do anything else, another cocktail was in the works. We hadn't used the Caravella Limoncello yet, and why let the effort go to waste?

Sweeter, mellower and not quite as taste bud tingling, this would make a flavorful fall accent to sip with a salad.

2 oz. Midori melon liqueur
2 oz. Limoncello lemon liqueur
4 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
rim glass with salt
garnish with lemon slice

Mix ingredients and pour over iced cocktail glass.

Before we pack up and put everything away, we had to make just one more with the ingredients at hand.

Limon Cooler
2 oz. Limoncello lemon liqueur
2 oz. white grape vodka
top with seltzer
garnish with lemon slice

Stir ingredients and pour over iced glass.

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