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Winter Warmers from Forks & Fingers Catering

Forks & Fingers Catering by Design has crafted quite the menu of lively libations we at BLISS like to call winter warmers. So grab your cozy cable knit blanket, curl up on the sofa and toast to the season of hibernation with a tantalizing cocktail that will warm you from the inside out.

Event Manager and cocktail connoisseur Ali shares the inspiration for the 2018 winter cocktail menu as well as the [not-so] secret ingredients so you can make them too!

2018 is the year of the guilt free cocktail — say goodbye to simple syrups and sugary mixers. This year we are introducing fresh, local and healthy ingredients into our winter cocktails!

Exotic seasonal fruits, spices and fresh herbs are all the rage this season. Floral notes, such as rose and lavender, are also some of our go to cocktail elements! Skip the simple syrup and muddle some fresh fruit instead, or even add a touch of local infused organic honey to appease your sweet tooth. The use of coconut waters, homemade almond and hazelnut milks and even kombucha are all healthier ways to have fun with cocktails this winter season.

What is the beverage version of farm to table? Maybe, Sip to Season? Or since it is winter, shall we call these hibernation libations? Anyways, do not be shy this winter season — hit your local markets and play around with fun seasonal flavors this winter! Here are a few of our coveted winter recipes to help get your cozy on…

His & Hers Breakfast in Bed

His – Bourbon Brunch

2 ounces of Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

1 ounce of Sugar Bob’s Smoked Maple Syrup

Garnish with a Luxardo cherry & a piece of house made cayenne candied bacon

Hers – Love at Dawn

2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

.5 ounces of St. Germain

1.5 ounces of home made tarragon infused syrup

Top with Mionetto Prosecco brut

Garnish with fresh tarragon

670 Main

1 whole cara cara orange squeezed

2 ounces of Chopin vodka

1 ounce of fresh thyme & ginger infused amber honey

Garnish with cara cara orange slice, fresh thyme sprig and candied ginger

Hibis-kiss

2 ounces of your favorite bourbon

1 large hibiscus, raw honey, fresh thyme and ginger infused ice cube

To make ice cube mix 1 cup of water, ½ cup of raw honey, 2 hibiscus tea bags (from your favorite local tea shop), 10 thyme sprigs and 4 slices of fresh ginger. Simmer all ingredients on low heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Let cool. Pour cooled mixture into ice cube tray and let sit overnight. 

Spiked Chai Tea & Rose Latte

2 ounces of Perc coffee liqueur of Saxtons River Distillery

.5 ounces of home made rosewater

2 ounces of almond milk infused with two chai tea bags & 10 cardamom pods

Garnish with culinary dried rose petals

To make infused almond milk take one cup of almond milk, add in two chai tea bags and 10 cardamom pods, let simmer on stovetop on low heat for about 5 minutes. Let cool.

Elderberry Good Kombucha

1.5 ounces of Organic Prairie Gin

3 ounces of The Common Bond’s Elderberry Kombucha

.5 ounces of Sticky Situation’s lavender honey

.5 ounces of Natalie’s fresh lemon juice

Garnish with micro flowers

 

 

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Winter Warmers from Forks & Fingers Catering

Forks & Fingers Catering by Design has crafted quite the menu of lively libations we at BLISS like to call winter warmers. So grab your cozy cable knit blanket, curl up on the sofa and toast to the season of hibernation with a tantalizing cocktail that will warm you from the inside out. Event Manager […]

Juniper, Gold, and Ivory – NYE Wedding

The date of Danika and Kevin’s wedding, New Year’s Eve, lent itself to a glitzy winter color story of juniper, gold, and ivory. 

The navy and gold damask printed walls of the event space at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI inspired the rest of the wedding décor. Wintery arrangements of fresh juniper and ivory flora were nestled upon crystal candelabras, decorating every table. Votive candles floated in water-filled vessels varying in height, illuminating the winter flora and glittery table runners. For a touch of whimsy, retro gold alarm clocks were placed on every table and set to go off at the stroke of midnight. “Our vendors were all so great to work with.  From our florist, Botanica Wedding Flowers, to our coordinator at Hotel Viking, we were able to work with each one of them closely and discuss the vision that we had,” Danika described. A scrumptious cake from Konditor Meister capped off the night in the sweetest way.

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Juniper, Gold, and Ivory – NYE Wedding

The date of Danika and Kevin’s wedding, New Year’s Eve, lent itself to a glitzy winter color story of juniper, gold, and ivory.  The navy and gold damask printed walls of the event space at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI inspired the rest of the wedding décor. Wintery arrangements of fresh juniper and ivory […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Hotel Viking

Vendor Spotlight is on Hotel Viking; a historic, luxury hotel located in scenic downtown Newport known for their impeccable service.

1.      How did your business come to be?  

The Hotel Viking was originally built by local mansion owners as well as the local community over 90 years ago to house their high- society summer guests who traveled from New York City to attend lavish parties at their magnificent homes, but had nowhere to sleep!   Over the years we have evolved into a beautiful, historic hotel which offers the perfect romantic, gilded-age backdrop for weddings and social events.

2.      What are the services you offer?  

We are a full service hotel offering fabulous event spaces for weddings and social events, including an on-site chapel, as well as an incredible spa, lounge and restaurant, rooftop bar, and indoor pool.  

3.      Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?   

We are located in the heart of Newport, RI sometimes referred to as America’s “city by the sea”. We are conveniently located close to the Newport Harbor, beaches, shops, restaurants, bars, and the famous Newport Mansions.  

4.      How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

For high season weekend dates we recommend booking at least a year out but always call us to check if your wedding is within 12 months because we have a few open weekends left in 2017. 

5.      What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?  

Stay organized!  The more organized you are, the less stressful and more enjoyable the planning process will be.  Also, rely on the talented and experienced vendors you’ve selected for ideas and suggestions to make your day truly memorable.

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Vendor Spotlight On: Hotel Viking

Vendor Spotlight is on Hotel Viking; a historic, luxury hotel located in scenic downtown Newport known for their impeccable service. 1.      How did your business come to be?   The Hotel Viking was originally built by local mansion owners as well as the local community over 90 years ago to house their high- society summer […]

Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event.

Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance.

Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White.

A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace linen and delicate blooms by Farrissey Floral Design romances the table at the Chapel Grille. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Green tea wedding cake by Peppers Artful Catering is topped with a golden layer of buttercream.

Stunning gown custom designed by Candice Wu Couture features a fairytale-like train. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Gold leather crown chair from Reserve Modern Event Rental adds luxury and style to any event lounge. Photographed by Lea St. Germain.

A simple invitation is dressed up with glistening script and an art deco inspired envelope from Papers. Photographed by Molly Lo Photography.

Gold flatware featuring a transparent handle filled with foiled confetti from the Luna Oro collection at Giardini Di Sole is perfect for a party.

Spectacular wedding cake inspired by luxurious strings of pearls and a feathered skirt. Artfully designed by Something Different Cake Couture.

Departing in style in a vintage sedan from Rockstar Limo. Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs at Rosecliff Mansion.

Liquid metallic bridesmaid gown by Amsale embodies sheer opulence. Available at A Little Something White.

Cascading orchids artfully crafted into a bouquet by Marc Hall Design is captivating. Photographed by Person + Killian.

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Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event. Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance. Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White. A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace […]

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