Fall Cocktail Recipes

Wave goodbye to summer and get ready for the flavors of fall! As we go from flip flops to flats and boots, it’s time to relish the countless ingredients available to use in cocktails and cooking. Save the berry drinks for next summer; now’s the time to enjoy such favorites as apples, cinnamon, figs, pumpkin and pear. According to Partida Tequila’s Bartender Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout, fall is a time for experimenting with cocktail flavors. “Fall is one of my favorite cocktail seasons, because flavors like apple, pear, cider and baking spice blend so nicely with aged spirits like Anejo...

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The Art Of Bartending

It’s a Saturday evening. Your standing reservation at a favorite bistro is scheduled for eight o’clock and you arrive early so you can enjoy a cocktail at the bar before dinner. You make your way to the lounge and your neighborhood bartender welcomes you with your favorite cocktail. The last drop of your martini transfers from the shaker into the chilled glass, and in drops two olives just the way you like it. You stretch out your arm as if to shake hands with the tonics wizard but instead, you caress the glass and bring it up to your...

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WelcomArt at ITC Hotels in India and Refreshing Tea

This hotel intrigued me so much, I wanted to share their art as well as the delicious drink. WelcomArt at ITC Hotels Dedicated to nurturing India’s cultural heritage, ITC Hotels has a vast art collection at each property. Through its WelcomArt forum, the hotels’ Srishti Art Galleries feature the best of Indian contemporary art. Most notably, Krishen Khanna’s stunning mural, “The Great Procession of Life,” coats the entire domed ceiling in the foyer of ITC Maurya, enhancing the grand entrance way.  The painting, which took three years to complete, illustrates the melding of the Mauryan era and modern Delhi. Other...

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