To celebrate my one-year anniversary as a design columnist for Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, I thought I’d have a virtual cocktail party. The May issue – beautiful through and through – focuses on Outdoor Living and I wanted to highlight some exceptional Connecticut resources.
A sad publishing casualty, this lovely cocktail recipe from Bartaco in Stamford did not make the final edition—but there’s no reason I can’t feature it on my blog! If you’re in the area, this spot is well worth a visit for the drinks and the fabulously chic decor.
BARTACO’S SMOKY CHOLULA
- 1 oz Sombra Mexcal
- 1 1/2 oz Guava Nectar
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice (half of lemon)
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- Lemon wedge garnish
Add all measured ingredients to a clean cocktail shaker
Fill with fresh ice and shake very well
Strain into ice filled Rocks glass
Garnish with lemon peel
Cottages & Gardens is a tribute to the vision of Editorial Director—and my friend—DJ Carey, and I’ve loved working with her over the last year. As devoted blog readers may remember, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens helped lead the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion, and I was honored to be selected to design the living room.
Weekend to-do: flip through the gorgeous May C&G while sipping a Smoky Cholula in your garden. Can you think of anything more relaxing?
Image credit: Smoky Cholula Cocktail by Frank Taddei