There are a couple of traditions I gleefully look forward to every November:
#1. An entire weekend devoted to activities in front of the wood stove playing cards & board games with my BBC favorites in queue. Hot toddies, cider, popcorn, the whole nine yards….
#2. …. FRIENDSGIVING!
Friendsgiving dinner is different every year. This year I joined a group of beautiful new friends and we documented our afternoon together at Phones Wright house in Bolton, MA. I debuted a few of my new favorite holiday recipes during cocktail hour and they were a hit!! Here are a couple of recipes to test out on your friends & family over this holiday….
Preparation: Pour bourbon, Cynar, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass, add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass or over rocks into a mule mug for slow, relished sipping. Garnish with Luxardo cocktail cherries, fresh sage and nasturtium blossoms. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Smooth, aromatic & bittersweet
Preparation: Add vodka, cider and ginger cordial to a bar tin, add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with bubbles and garnish with edible blossoms and fresh herbs.
Preparation: Add juice to a collins glass filled with ice, top with sparkling water,
orange blossom water and garnish with a wheel of lemon and edible blossoms.
Photography Above: Meredith Jane Photography
Event Planning & Design : Kate Murtaugh Events + Design and Kelly Golia Events
Venue: Phineas Wright House
Additional Photography: Madeline Rose Photography
Floral Design: Field & Vase and Weatherlow Farm
Cocktails: Little Bitte
Rentals: Borrowed BLU
Stationary: Lilliput Design Studio
Calligraphy: Molly Grace Makes
Makeup: Sarah Lord and Jocelyn Mariah Makeup
Hair: Tada Style
Accessories: Wool and Whiskey
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Join us this evening from 6-9PM at @lotuffleather for their solstice soirée! They’ll be debuting new styles, secret samples, bites & cocktails by Little Bitte of course!
Lotuff Leather, 1 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02909
June 1st | 5-7PM | THE COMMUNITY TABLE
Join us in Kennedy Plaza on Washington Street for a 300 seat dinner that’s free + open to the public. Well break bread and share stories.
June 3rd | 4-10PM | Little Bitte PVDFest VIP BAR @ Burnside Park
Featuring our signature festival cocktail, the PVD Spritz, a fresh & fabulous Margarita + smoky mezcal & bourbon cocktails that will certainly put a pep in your step!
(Complimentary Wine + Whalers Brewing Beer on tap!)
June 4th | 1-8PM |The PVDFest Finale
The PVDFest Finale at Armory Park between Cranston Street + Parade Street!!! Come find us in our neck of the woods for a famous ‘Lime in the Coconut’ or a Signature Paloma with silver tequila + grapefruit!
PVDFest showcases performers from around the country and all over the globe, including some of the biggest stars in world music. This year alone features musicians, dancers, and performance artists from Harlem, Miami, Detroit, Oakland, East LA, Montreal, Trinidad, and Honduras. Of course, there is no shortage of talent here in our own backyard, and many local performers will be sharing the stage with the national and international talent. Catch some of the highlights on the PVDFest Blog
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Today we’re recipe testing cocktail & mocktail recipes featuring rhubarb, honey & edible blossoms for our drink demo with @floralcolab at @ribahomeshow on April 1st at 3:30.
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with the fabulous @mollyjobrien on @golocalprov! Tune in and discover the wonders of green cocktails inspired by #saintpatricksday & how to tint your beer green with natural ingredients. Hope you will join us for the festivities!
The Local Bouquet Studio
Thurs. March 16, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 PM | $75.00
Join Willa Van Nostrand from Little Bitte & Mary Kate Kinnane from The Local Bouquet for a evening filled with spring blooms + botanical craft cocktails.
Learn how to design a floral necklace filled with locally grown flowers, foliage and plants, the perfect accessory for a girl’s night out! While at our studio, freshen up your cocktail skills with a hands on tutorial with Little Bitte! Learn 2 new botanical cocktail recipes and the best ways to garnish them— the perfect addition to any upcoming dinner party!
Light refreshments will be served throughout the class and all materials and supplies will be provided. Each attendee will be able to take home their own floral necklace as well as the cocktail recipes.
Thanks for tuning in to Go Local Prov this weekend to catch our segment on mixology & spring cocktails. Watch & learn how to make our spring favorite ‘The Goldfinch’
A few spots opened up for tonights workshop in Marshfield, Massachusetts – give us a call if you’d like to join us tonight. Learn how to build 2 delicious artisanal cocktails featuring fresh, edible blossoms and herbs! Jillian from Beach Plum Floral will teach us how to use fresh herbs and blossoms to create our very own hand-crafted floral crowns to wear & take home.
Friday, February 10th, 2017 (7-10PM)
Class Fee – $55.00
Includes all materials, cocktails and small bites
For signups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (781) 738-7787
*Limited slots available, do not wait to book!
Turmeric, honey, and grapefruit add a sweet, earthy flavor to Little Miss Sunshine, which uses a botanical gin as its base spirit.
I crave sunshine in the winter. No matter how many hikes in the woods, walks on the beach, trips to the park, prances through the snow – I still want that placating light and heat of the sun… How does one truly sip in the sun during winter, despite the grey skies and winter blues? Fresh citrus and turmeric help immensely, and Little Miss Sunshine, our latest cocktail concoction, is an homage to the sun when we need her most.
It’s no coincidence that the Latin name for grapefruit is citrus x paradisi, or rather,
citrus = paradise, delivered as it is in a lovely yellow-orange rind. Broiling grapefruit is an exciting way to add a bit of caramelized sweetness to the fruit. I coat the flesh with a teaspoon of honey (instead of sugar) for added floral notes and broil it until I see a bit of char for visual drama and smoky notes, about 5–8 minutes depending on your oven.
Little Miss Sunshine deserves an aromatic, woodsy gin like St. George Terroir, which is infused with Douglas fir, bay laurel, wok-roasted coriander, and a hint of citrus. Solo, Terroir feels like sipping in a verdant forest, then discovering a sunny clearing full of wildflowers. Yes, this gin is that botanical. I round it out with turmeric-honey syrup for another dash of spicy, earthy sweetness…