BITE + SIP: PERSIMMON GINGER FIZZ

Tave you heard of the delightful spirits from Art in the Age

With an amazing collection including ROOT, SAGE, SNAP, and RHUBARB, there’s something for everyone.  a few weeks ago, the kind folks at Art in the Age sent us a bottle of their SNAP to test out.  and let me tell you… it’s incredible.

we’ve been mixing it with everything from hard apple cider to ginger ale and have even drizzled it over dulce de leche gelato and baked it into a cake!  I thought I’d share with you a little cocktail I whipped up today.

PERSIMMON GINGER FIZZ
makes 2 drinks

2 very ripe persimmons, pulp scooped and pureed
3 oz of SNAP
4 oz of apple cider*
1 generous knob of ginger, chopped
fizzy water
cinnamon
apple slices for garnish
ice

Shake the persimmon puree, apple cider, and ginger really well in a shaker with ice.  divide evenly between glasses and fill with fizzy water to the top.  dash with cinnamon, garnish with apple slices, and enjoy!

to find SNAP or any of the other Art in the Age spirits in your area, visit their website here.

*not the hard stuff this time, but it’d probably be really good!  you could swap out the regular apple cider and fizzy water for hard cider.  I recommend Doc’s Pumpkin Cider or Anthem Apple Cider.

Photographer Spotlight:: Stephanie Congdon Barnes

Since photography has become quite a love of mine, I’ve decided to add a new feature to unruly things for a bit of weekly eye candy.

For the very first installment of photographer spotlight, I bring you the work of a very lovely and talented lady. we all know her from her daily posts at 3191 and her adorable plush animals.

So, what better way to start off a series than with an inspiring photographer and artist like Stephanie Congdon Barnes. I love her eye for beauty and I’m always left smiling after viewing her photos. so here she is!

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what first sparked your interest in photography:
A desire to stop time.

what was your first camera:
Well, I had a point and shoot film camera in high school, but my NIkon D50 was my first SLR.

favorite thing to photograph:
My everyday life with my family.

favorite artist/photographer:
So hard as I’m influenced by so many in different ways! What attracts me to a photograph is usually a sense of intimacy or simplicity.

most memorable advice you’ve been given:
You can have the life you want.

advice you’d give starting or aspiring photographers:
Well, I only consider myself an aspiring photographer, but I would say to develop and nurture your own point of view. Photograph what you know and love and that reverence will show in your photographs.

favorite color:
robin’s egg blue

if you could eat only one thing:
Hmmn, something sweet/spicy/salty…spiced sugared almonds?

something you can’t live without:
patience

on repeat from your headphones:
“A Bird Flies By” by Port O’Brien

what inspires you:
The natural world, domesticity and food, childhood, light, simplicity, nostalgia…