Drink of the Month
Paula's Manhattan Punch
We created this drink to serve at retro-chic parties inspired by Mad Men. Personally, we like to curl up with a Manhattan while we watch Don Draper's antics, but we were looking for something a little less boozy for all-night socializing.
This recipe creates a gallon and a half of punch, enough to fill that groovy punch bowl you've been dying to use. You can keep it cool with a large block of ice, but it doesn't need to be overchilled. Our favorite flavor profile comes from using Old Overholt rye and Noilly Prat red vermouth.
1 750ml bottle Paula's Texas Orange
2 750 ml bottles rye whiskey
2 750 ml bottles red vermouth
72 oz. black tea
Combine ingredients in a punch bowl and serve in small glasses.
On a recent visit to Tuscany, we noticed Campari Orange on the blackboards at small bars, a combination of orange juice and the bitter Campari liqueur. For the Italian-themed La Dolce Vita festival, we created our own (superior) version of this drink.
1½ oz. Paula's Texas Orange
1 tsp. Campari
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
4 oz.club soda
Fill a small tumbler with ice. Pour ingredients over ice and stir.
Making a happy contribution
It's good to be able to be a philanthropist and give folks instant gratification at the same time. Fall is an especially busy time for fundraising events, and it gives us an opportunity to contribute to good causes while we get our products out there for folks to enjoy. In fact, we pretty much have a year-round schedule of events benefiting organizations ranging from city arts groups to sustainable farming to experimental theater. Here are some of the groups we have worked with this year:
HOPE Farmers Market ∙ Present Company ∙ East Austin Farm Tour ∙ Fusebox Festival ∙ Rude Mechanicals ∙ Umlauf Sculpture Garden ∙ Jones Arthouse ∙ Habitat Young Professionals ∙ The Orange Show ∙ Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts ∙ Austin Children's Shelter ∙ Generous Art ∙ Human Rights Campaign ∙ New Farm Institute ∙ Texas Campaign for the Environment ∙ KLRU ∙ Austin Museum of Art ∙ Town Lake Animal Center ∙ Eastside Community Connection ∙ Green Corn Project