Cocktail Classes and Kids

Don’t worry, the title doesn’t mean what it implies! That would be something though.

Coming off of the holidays we are still keeping busy at the distillery. Naturally, we ran a hot toddy special for National Hot Toddy Day and made a video on how to make two types of hot toddys. A traditional bourbon one as well as a delightful gin toddy. I guess I’m an out of the box kind of girl because the gin one blew me away and I enjoyed it more than the bourbon. You can check out the video below!

Believe it or not I have to pump myself up for these videos. Usually I try and do a live facebook video and I pace back and forth reciting what I need to say! It’s quite a site really! 😀 Thank goodness I didn’t do a live video this time around because I probably did 6 different takes on just my part! Mandy had the hard part and was great! She would have done just fine if it were live!

A few days after National Hot Toddy day we had our January Cocktail Class! We had a solid showing considering January is a high new years resolution month! February’s class, I’m happy to report, is SOLD OUT. YES! I just set the March Cocktail Class date of March 11th and you can sign up here:

The cocktail class is great for someone like me. I don’t have a bartending background, but I love to make craft cocktails at home using our spirits. Once you get into it, it is SO much fun. I find myself experimenting more and more with my homemade concoctions.

Ashleigh is a fantastic teacher and the class is hands on. Here is one of my favorite pictures of her during an actual class.


You get a personalized packet of information and we show you step by step how to make your own handcrafted cocktail!

We will probably take a break from the classes for a bit as we have a few events and parties we want to hold at the distillery coming up in the next few months! More to come on that when I figure out more solid details and plans!



Now you’re probably wondering where the kid part falls into place here. *Insert kid part*

I’m a mother of 2 awesome kids, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before. Every once and a while they get sick and what I planned to do for the week all goes to hell because mommy mode takes priority. I usually get pretty bummed out at first because I’m insanely ambitious and a planner and it takes me a moment to refocus. Then I realize I’m pretty lucky to be able to still do my job and make sure I can be home when my kids need me the most. #winning

Here is poor Isabelle who had an almost 3 week bout of some awful runny nose ear infection mess. If you look closely you can even see a tear 🙁


In the time where my plans don’t go as I had hoped, which they haven’t the whole month of January, I have wonderful people who I work with that pick up where I leave off and get things done. Not to mention my husband, David, who will give me a few hours here and there to catch up. Then there is nap time and night time where I can make up the difference! It makes for a crazy life, but I prefer to be busy!

And some times I cause my own problems where I had two healthy kids ready for school today and I thought there was a two hour delay. I thought to myself, well at least school didn’t get cancelled. So we had a dance party only to bring the kids to school and they told me they were late….damn it. The dance party was fun at least.


Dropped the kids off and went to the distillery to come up with a vodka hot chocolate recipe and snapped pics and posted!



You can see the recipe here:

Hubs came up with the clever name 🙂


Well that’s enough for now as it nears the time to grab my munchkins from school. I’ll be updating with more in the coming weeks!

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