INGREDIENTS
— 2 cups Breckenridge Gin
— 1/2 cup Dolin Blanc Vermouth (do not substitute another dry vermouth, but if necessary use Lillet Blanc)
— 2 cups Teakoe’s Kodiak Mountain Mint Tea (prepared from tea bags)
— 1 cup lavender syrup*
— 1 cup fresh lemon juice (fresh squeezed the day punch is made)

DIRECTIONS
Combine, stir and serve chilled over ice with a lemon slice and thyme sprig. Serves eight people with two full servings each

*For the lavender syrup, boil the desired amount of water, add 1 cup dried lavender flowers to every liter of boiled water, and let steep for 1 hour. Strain flowers from water. For every cup of lavender water, stir in 1 cup sugar until it is dissolved.

Courtesy of Patrick Williams, Beverage Director, Punch Bowl Social

A vintage travel theme helps launch Colorado chapter of WIPA.

 

There is no denying the stunning daytime scenery of Colorado, but the state’s amazing celestial landscape after normal meeting hours provides all sorts of great options for groups.

Twice each month from May through September, groups meeting in Leadville or nearby can enjoy a stagecoach ride beneath a full moon with Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting. Based on the 19th-century tradition of mail delivery by stagecoach, moonlight rides are offered on the eve and night of the full moon.

 

This recent trend not only benefits lone eagles, remote employees and business travelers, it’s resulting in handy new options for meeting and event locations.