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Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass


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Baby it’s cold outside… so why not cozy up to the fire with loved ones and a unique cocktail in hand?!  With all the family get-togethers, secret Santas, and rendez-vous under the mistletoe, it’s a great season to show off your mixology skills.  As a frequent party hostess, I make sure that every event has a signature cocktail to go along with the night.  Not only is it a fun way to incorporate a theme, it also serves as a memorable conversation starter for your guests.  That’s why I was thrilled to team up with Libbey Glass for their #CelebrateThis campaign to create a drink recipe to match the holiday season.   If you don’t know much about Libbey, you’ll be happy to know that their stemware is American made.  The company is the top glassware manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest tableware suppliers in the world.  Best of all they have a wonderful philosophy – every occasion, big and small, is an opportunity to celebrate life.  Cheers to that, my friends!  So naturally, I was thrilled for the chance to team up with them to create a scrumptious drink to match their Libbey Perfect Signature Stemware Collection. Fancy a winter-inspired cocktail, anyone?! Since I received the company’s gorgeous Brandy glasses right before the holiday season, I thought it only right to create a signature drink that any party host could recreate.  Whether it’s a family Christmas party or the office’s end-of-year soiree, our unusual recipe is sure to knock everyones’ socks off.  With pine and cinnamon infused simple syrup, averna liqueur, and brandy it’s like a forest in a cup.  Yes, I know that this sounds a bit unconventional, but trust me it is delicious!  And with the risk of such unexpected ingredients come great rewards… so, whip out your cocktail shaker and polish those Libbey Perfect Signature glasses, it’s time for a Woodland Brandy Cocktail!

  1. 1 cup of pine needles
  2. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  4. 3 cups of water
  1. 2 ounces of pine-cinnamon syrup
  2. 2 ounces of brandy
  3. 1 ounce of averna liqueur
  4. 1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
  1. To make the syrup, add the water and the pine needles (with cut branches) into a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 25 minutes. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the pan and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved (approximately 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once cooled, pour the syrup into a blender and blend completely until a thick solution is created. Using a coffee filter or a tea strainer, strain the solution into a serving glass. Set aside to be used to make the cocktails.
  3. To make the cocktails, add the pine-cinnamon syrup, brandy, averna, and an ice cube to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for approximately 30 seconds or until the drink is cold. Strain into a Libbey Perfect Signature Brandy glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
  1. Add a sprig of pine to the glass as a uniquely spectacular garnish!

Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware 1 Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware 2 Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware 3 Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware 4 Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware 5 Woodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey GlasswareWoodland Brandy Cocktail in Libbey Glassware As an extra special treat, Libbey is offering our readers 30% off on their products.  Here’s how you get your hands on this fantastic discount:

  1. Go in-store to Bed Bath & Beyond and purchase any glassware set from the Libbey  Perfect Signature Collection.
  2. Take a photo of how you celebrated with the Perfect Signature Collection and share it by January 30, 2016.
    1. Twitter Share: Tag @LibbeyInc and include #CelebrateThis
    2. Facebook: Post photo on the Libbey Facebook page (@Libbey)
  3. Sit back, relax, and wait for your 30% discount to arrive!
  4. NOTE: Discount applies to future purchases at retail.Libbey.com; not Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Perfect Signature is available at Bed Bath and Beyond and select in-store locations. For more information about the Perfect Signature Collection, please visit  retail.libbey.com/perfect-signature.

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for Liquor.com and Scary Mommy.

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