Category Archives: great sips

vin d’orange

*this* is an amazing concoction. after shooting with maggie, I went home and made this immediately. it was worth the wait, the daily stirring, the little tastings, and when it was done – it was so amazingly delicious. great to sip on its own as an aperitif but we both really loved it with some prosecco too.  I found a ratio of 1/2 each a nice balance. read about maggie’s adventures and poignant thoughts along with the recipe over on  eat boutique.

ethereal 75

french 75 classic cocktail

ethereal 75

I love maggie’s spin on classic cocktails…and this sip is a real star. her version of french 75 is the best that I’ve tasted and the recipe is over on the snippet & ink blog, cheers!

p.s. see the adorable handmade dishes? these petite little gems are coming soon to the shop on eat boutique but in the meantime, hop on over to see some of her stoneware, they’re all on my “want” list

a year round favorite – Orange Rosemary Spritz

of course I say that all of the cocktails that I shoot with maggie are on the top of my list, but this Orange Rosemary Spritz is truly a year round favorite. I’ve played around with different variations and this works really well for winter with the addition of the rosemary – looks pretty and adds just the right amount of herbaceous aroma as you sip. maggie tweaked my recipe and you can see it + download the hand-illustrated recipe card on snippet & ink, and also peruse over at the Eat Boutique blog too, cheers!

pear rum blush – another great sip

boston food photographer

boston food photographer

boston food photographer

this great sip is one of my favorites to have shot with maggie…I’m typically not a rum drinker but she married the flavors in this so perfectly, that since our shoot it has been my ‘fall into winter’ go-to cocktail and perfect to whip up for guests all while looking like a master mixologist. with 5 more days to go, you have plenty of time to grab the fixings and make a practice round too, cheers!

’tis the season…

’tis the season for stemware filled with holiday cheer so it’s a perfect time to share this cocktail – a ginger bourbon fizz [and here is where you can download the pretty nifty recipe card]. this is one of my monthly cocktail shoots that I do with maggie of eat boutique for snippet & ink…it’s the perfect marriage – maggie creates, I shoot, then I add to my arsenal of recipes. this is very similar to one of my favorites that also uses the smoked bourbon sugar, which is pretty much to die for especially when paired with the thyme. keep an eye out on the S&I blog as another delish sip is posting this week!