Glögg Tours at ASI

Join us for an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Handmade Holidays exhibition at the American Swedish Institute. Hear, see, taste and smell holiday traditions from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Czech American community. Complete with glögg cocktails and lite-bites, this journey of the senses explores the handmade details, decorations and stories that fill each room of our historic house.

This tour serves alcoholic beverages and is a 21+ event. Visit the website for more information.

Glögg Tours at ASI

Join us for an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Handmade Holidays exhibition at the American Swedish Institute. Hear, see, taste and smell holiday traditions from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Czech American community. Complete with glögg cocktails and lite-bites, this journey of the senses explores the handmade details, decorations and stories that fill each room of our historic house.

This tour serves alcoholic beverages and is a 21+ event. Visit the website for more information.

Spirits Close-Up: Holiday Rum

Richland Single Estate Old Georgia Rum // Photo by Aaron Job

Richland Single Estate Old Georgia Rum // Photo by Aaron Job

A season of gingerbread, Swiss rolls, and sugar plums demands a good rum. There’s just something about the molasses-tinged sweetness of a complex rum on a snowy night that feels so right this time of year. And when it comes party time, rum is the most fun to drink with a crowd—a spirit predestined for pitchers and pineapples and leading to the kind of general frivolity necessary to survive the months ahead.

Spirit buffs might approach a well-crafted rum by thinking on its place of origin—pondering how an island’s climate, culture, and colonial past might have guided the spirit’s flavor. Normal people, on the other hand, can appreciate the familiar winter flavors that quality rum brings to the table—dark fruits, baking spices, and a spectrum of sugars from grassy cane to smoky blackstrap.

Give the gift of rum this holiday season. Here are five bottles to start the merriment.

Havana Club Anejo Blanco

The only white rum you’ll ever need. See how much better your standard rum drinks get after trading in your Bacardí for this stuff.

Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum

Here’s one for your friend who always calls for the Captain. This Indian rum delivers a subtle fruitiness on the palate that slides into a long-lasting finish of warming ginger spice.

Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum

A rum first and pineapple rum second, but a swell supporting note of sweet pulp makes it a natural in anything tiki. Build a punch on it. (Plantation has tons of good gifting choices, like the O.F.T.D. in our Rum and Julmust, or their single cask series.)

Angostura 1919

A rum with soul and warmth. The profile is an easygoing sweetness, vanilla to butterscotch to creme brulee. This is a rum for sipping neat on fuzzy blankets in secluded cabins.

Richland Rum

The only single-estate rum being made in America. Homegrown Georgia Red cane plus Wisconsin white oak equals a sip that should be appreciated like a fine single malt, with floral aromas and a mellow caramel finish.

3 holiday cocktail recipes with Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse

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Holiday cocktails from Bradstreet Crafthouse // Photos by Kevin Kramer

Holiday cocktails from Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse // Photos by Kevin Kramer, The Growler

It’s not exactly a winter wonderland out there yet. These slushy streets, all this gray and gloom. If it’s keeping you from getting in the holiday spirit, here’s an idea: let’s get some holiday spirits in you.

Ryan Martinez-Garcia is our man for seasonal cocktails this yuletide. He’s been playing the shakers at Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse, where they serve the best french fries in town (you heard me!) and their Moorish and Japanese influences combine for some stunning libations.

We asked Ryan for three cocktails you could assemble without too much trouble at a holiday gathering where the bar isn’t stocked as fully as Bradstreet’s. Our theme became Foraging at Grandma’s House—these are ingredients your nanna should have on hand, in the pantry, in the fridge, even the Christmas tree itself.

Next Page: Grandma’s Caramel Apple Mulled Wine Cider

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20