Learning about low-alcohol session cocktails at Art In The Age, a call for gift guide ideas, and my newest obsession. | Thymeline 39 FeastInThyme.com

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Learning about low-alcohol session cocktails at Art In The Age, a call for gift guide ideas, and my newest obsession.

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Start Shopping Early

I know, I know. August just ended and I’m already thinking about holiday shopping! I’ve always loved shopping for meaningful gifts, so I thought I’d try to pull together some special interest gift guides this year. The only trouble is, I don’t know what to make! My obvious talents lie in shopping for cocktail lovers and home cooks, but I love curating gift baskets and figuring out the right gift for the right person.

Are there any gift guides you’d love to see or types of people you struggle to shop for each year? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do!

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Learning about low-alcohol session cocktails at Art In The Age, a call for gift guide ideas, and my newest obsession. | Thymeline 39 FeastInThyme.com
A Blueberry Collins session cocktail, with Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial, Salt & Smoke Bitters, lemon, simple syrup and seltzer.

Bartending Class: Session Solutions with Daniela Diaz

I attended another fantastic cocktail class at Art In The Age last week – Session Solutions with Daniela Diaz from Philadelphia’s A.Bar. End of summer lull kept the class small, but we all had such a nice time chatting and learning how to make low-ABV session cocktails. Daniela is seriously talented, and I learned so much from her knowledgeable instruction – especially the proper way to stir a drink (something I need a lot of practice with!).

I definitely plan to use some of the tips Daniela taught us on some recipes for the upcoming holiday season. I’d heard of the trend to make session cocktails, but I had no idea that one of its primary goals was to showcase the craft spirit used with just the right mixers and bitters, rather than hide it in a sea of juices. A well-balanced session cocktail is definitely an art form, and I look forward to experimenting in the coming weeks.

Only disappointment? I’m having the hardest time finding a way to purchase the incredibly delicious Lo-Fi Genetian Amaro we used, due to the local liquor laws in Delaware. 

Learning about low-alcohol session cocktails at Art In The Age, a call for gift guide ideas, and my newest obsession. | Thymeline 39 FeastInThyme.com
Making the Manhattanite session cocktails – Chicory Root Cordial, dry vermouth, Lo-Fi Genetian Amaro, & Dashfire Creole bitters.

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And now, the links:

Cheers until next time!

Learning about low-alcohol session cocktails at Art In The Age, a call for gift guide ideas, and my newest obsession. | Thymeline 39 FeastInThyme.com

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