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Signature Drink: Rum Russian

INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz Mason Dixon Distillery Aged Rum
— 3 oz pecan syrup
— 1.5 oz half and half 

DIRECTIONS: 
To make the pecan syrup combine 4 parts water and 4 parts sugar, then heat (but do not boil). Remove from heat once the mixture becomes clear. Add chopped pecans and let sit until mixture darkens. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Mason-Dixon Distillery 

Signature Drink: Kalahari West African Ginger Mojito

Not everyone can take two weeks off for a trip to Africa, but if you’re feeling like you need a change of pace without the long trip, visit Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains. This resort has America’s largest indoor water park in addition to one of the state’s top three largest convention centers, as well as a full-service hotel, spa and multitude of restaurants ranging from a buffet and coffee shop to upscale comfort food. The spirit of Africa is everywhere—from the décor down to every last detail, so it’s no wonder they offer an African spin on this Cuban cocktail. 

Meet Susie Scott

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Susie Scott was recently hired to be the restaurant manager of the Carillon in Austin, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as the restaurant manager of The Carillon?

Signature Drink - Symphony No. 11

White Dog Cafe, an iconic restaurant, first opened in Philadelphia’s University City over 30 years ago as a leader in using environmentally sustainable, organic and local foods from farms within 50 miles. Known for warm hospitality and inspiring, award-winning food, White Dog’s historic three brownstones were recently renovated, offering charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork in the many unique dining spaces and outdoor patio. The intimate dining rooms seat from 10 to 55 guests and offer a wonderful option for group dining.

INGREDIENTS

Signature Drink - Classic Whiskey Sour

Sure, The Trestle Inn has some serious history—the place has been serving food and drinks for a century—but this hot spot is definitely not gathering any dust. Don your best go-go boots and get ready to dance at this whiskey go-go bar where it’s the free-spirited 60s and 70s all over again. Feeling shy? Just watch the dancers shimmy and shake their way into your heart. Private events are welcomed with open arms.

Signature Drink - The RH

This is definitely not your grandfather’s library. The Library Bar, tucked inside the intimate Rittenhouse hotel, is a far cry from anything dusty, stodgy or old-world. Instead, this inviting space, with its handsome interiors, is the embodiment of modern, sleek style. While here, opt for The RH cocktail, the Library Bar’s signature drink. Like the space itself, this cocktail takes a classic and turns it on its head. It’s a new look of the whiskey sour, revisited in honor of Rye whisky’s birthplace.

INGREDIENTS

-2 oz. of rye whiskey

Demystifying Wine for the Meeting Planner

Did you know there are roughly 1,300 different grape varietals that are used for commercial wine production today? Wine is made in all 50 states, and on almost every continent. Some grapes are clones of one another, while others have different names in different places. A syrah grape in the Rhone region of France is genetically the same as the shiraz grown in Australia’s Barossa Valley, although the wines will be nothing at all alike due to differences in climate and winemaking techniques. Better restaurants may have as many as 10,000 bottles in their wine cellar.

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