Happy Spring!!!

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Now this is the kind of ‘snow’ we can get behind: edible blossom confetti! Raise a toast to the vernal equinox today, we made it!!!!

For your sipping pleasure:

Poli Spritz

1 1/2 oz Poli Miele

1/2 oz lemon

1/2 oz rhubarb syrup

top with Prosecco

 

Cheers!

Little Bitte

Little Bitte Featured in Vogue!

Why Providence, Rhode Island, Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

For now, I bounce from coast to coast, but I plan to die in Providence. I was student at the Rhode Island School of Design more than a decade ago, and the magic of that jewel-box of a city still pulls on my heartstrings. It’s the Victorian homes, industrial buildings, the charmingly gruff New England personalities, and concentration of Italian American markets that have kept me coming back. The town is divided by the Providence river, separating the posh, College Hill area to its east, and the grittier, fast-developing downtown, Olneyville, Federal Hill, and Atwells to the west. Most tourists will cling to the picturesque, colonial Benefit street, with its gas lamps and pristine mansions, but that’s only a tiny sliver of what the city has to offer. This place has chutzpah. It’s the blue collar dive bar and the Ivy League, it’s Mayflower meets crust punk. What other city’s most beloved mayor was a convicted felon and the face of a popular line of packaged red sauce? R.I.P Buddy Cianci…..

…. For smaller grassroots galleries, World’s Fair Gallery is a tiny storefront next to the Columbus Theater that mounts thoughtful shows with local artists. It’s run by the owners of Little Bitte cocktails, a craft cocktail company that often pops up around town.

Full Article Here

WE’RE SO EXCITED!!!

❤ Little Bitte

 

Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

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Photo by Angel Tucker

Bitte Irish Cream

12 oz Irish whiskey

3 oz crème de cocoa

8 oz organic cream

5 oz espresso (or very strong coffee)

2 oz local honey

1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Fresh mint to garnish

Preparation: Gather all of your ingredients. Dissolve honey in espresso, pour into a large clean bottle (liter), add Irish whiskey, cream, crème de cocoa and vanilla in a large sealable clean glass bottle or jar, shake until solution is mixed throughly and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. 

Serve: On the rocks or shaken over ice and poured onto fresh rocks & garnish with mint sprig.  Yields 10 servings. Cheers!

❤ Little Bitte

Little Bitte Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

 

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photography: Emily Delamater Photography // event design: One & Supp // planning: Brita Olsen Creative // florals: One & Supp // wedding dress: Gossamer Vintage // hairpiece: LBDA Brooklyn // bride’s shoes: Rachel Comey // bride’s ring: Erica Weiner // getting ready robes: Stevie Howell and Cara Marie Piazza // hair stylist: Jessa Blades // makeup artist: Jessa Blades // paper goods: Priscilla Weildein // cake: Seabiscuit Bakery // art direction: Brita Olsen Creative // styling + hair crowns: Sara Moffat, LDBA // food styling: Emily Seymour // cocktails: Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails // letterpress: DWRI Letterpress // cermaics: ANK Ceramics // artwork: Gideon Bok // jewelry: Erica Weiner, Ursa Major, Judith

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Happy Friendsgiving!

 

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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….

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The Flannel Shirt

1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

1/2 oz Amaro Cynar

1/2 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth

3 dashes Smoked maple bitters

Garnished with brandied cherries + fresh herbs

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

The Orchard

1 oz Vodka

1 oz fresh pressed local cider

½ oz spiced ginger cordial

Top with dry Sparkling wine

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.

La Pom (Mocktail)

2 oz Fresh pomegranate juice (½ of the fruit, juiced)

4 oz with sparkling water

Top with 2 drops of orange blossom water

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.

Many thanks to my dear Friendgiving pals,

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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Our Favorite Rosés!

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Written by Willa Van Nostrand and Kat Cummings. Photographs by Angel Tucker.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been sipping your way through a rainbow of rosés since early spring, imbibing pure joy with each taste. Lucky then, that the recent fervor for rosé has lead many winemakers to begin experimenting with new cuvées, and, in some cases, dedicating entire vineyards to rosé production. But if you’re tired of sipping the same old stuff, there’s good news: The bottles below are perfect for refreshing your palate in the dog days of summer. Priced between $12 and $35, they’re great for entertaining, pairing with a meal, or just guzzling at the beach. Now go get your paws on a bottle of pink, and continue to celebrate the season!

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1. Matthiasson Rosé, Northern California, 2016

Tasting Notes: Delicate white blossoms, Rainier cherries, night jasmine. Fresh herbs and blood orange zest.

Texture: Clean, white marble, a sunrise on a glassy lake.

Pairing: Late afternoon, frittata with summer squash and young pecorino garnished with chive blossoms because you just finished working in the garden and you’re sitting outside next to the raspberry patch, toasting that good work.

Matthiasson rosé is a certified organic blend of grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, sauvignon blanc, and counoise made by husband and wife team Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson. These farmers turned winemakers make beautiful, precise wines with very little manipulation. Steve literally wrote the manual on California’s sustainable agriculture practices and Jill studied botany, ancient farming methods, and traditional techniques for soil health. The Matthiassons are farmers first and they firmly believe that healthy soil and vines make the best wines. We love the large format magnum for summertime entertaining, but a traditional 750 ml bottle gets the job done, too.

Buy it by the bottle: Campus Fine Wines, Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet

Find it by the glass: Fortnight Cooperative & Wine Bar

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Little Bitte at PVDFest!

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Little Bitte Bar Schedule

Were winding up for a big weekend here in lil’ Rhody and we’re hoping you’ll make it to one of our bars this weekend! Try a festival spritz or a mocktail & say hello! 

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!

What to know about #PVDFest

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

❤ Little Bitte

This Aperol Cocktail is Perfect for Spring!

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The Aperature – a cocktail made from Aperol, gin, and blood oranges – helps usher in spring while saying goodbye to citrus season.

In my early twenties, I lived in Florence for a year on a street called Via degli Artisti with a wonderful painter named Fiorella, a sandy blonde with a scratchy voice and a deep affection for card games, rum, and cigars. We were a 10-minute ride on our rusty bicycles from the heart of city, and a brisk five-minute walk from the main market near Santa Maria Novella. The first warm sunny days of spring always remind me of Fiorella and how she would wake up each morning, fling open the kitchen doors, and step onto our tiny terrazza to water the scented geraniums on the railing. She’d come back into the kitchen and fresh squeeze two glasses of blood orange juice by hand, one for each of us.

The fruits Fiorella juiced were called Moro oranges. Grown in Sicily, they tasted more like fresh raspberries than any kind of orange I had ever tasted, with flesh ranging from deep orange to dark burgundy. I lived for these oranges and those mornings when Fiorella made me sit down with her for breakfast.

As I wait here at home for the flora of the season to pop, I scan my imagination for ways to conjure spring. I keep a keen eye on the oily green rhubarb leaves peeking out of the soil in my raised bed. I visit the micro clusters of lemon balm daily – but it’s still too soon to pick it. And the asparagus nowhere in sight. And so I find solace in fresh oranges at this time of year – so sweet and so abundant – though I know that the harvest must be on its last legs. Clementines and minneolas will slowly but surely trickle out of season, soon to be replaced with the awe of artichokes, fiddleheads, and fresh nettles.


One of my favorite epiphanies from my time in Florence came in the form of a cocktail. I call it the Aperture, as it’s proverbial widening of the lens, if you will. It’s a marriage of two of my favorite classic drinks, the Aperol spritz (a quaffable mix of the bitter aperitif, prosecco, and soda water) and the Negroni (equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth). Every café in Florence serves their own version of a Negroni during aperitivo (cocktail hour), complemented by a bowl of olives or nuts, or sometimes a bigger spread of cured meats, cheese, and crostini topped with anything from fresh seafood to tiny slices of hotdog. (During aperitivo, anything is possible.)3-blood-orange..jpg

The Aperture’s soft, fruity notes come from the blood orange juice, which adds a lush texture and depth to the spritz, mellowing any sharp edges from the gin and fortifying the citrusy notes of the Aperol….

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The Aperture Recipe

❤ Little Bitte

For Fiorella, my Italian queen.