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Recipes—The Cocktail Napkin

The Cocktail Napkin – Let’s Recreate!   

by Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun should stop…!  Recreation is meant to be a leisure activity, and our need to enjoy recreational activities is part of our human nature.  As humans, we love to have fun.  So, as requested, this…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Vodka, Vodka, Vodka

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room — Vodka-based cocktails have become more elegant, versatile and in line with current trends, and we celebrate those aspects at the Tea Room with a variety of vodkas.  Not long ago, vodka had the reputation of something that should be mixed into fruity, sweet or…

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The Cocktail Napkin — Chocolate Martini

by Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room — Did you know that the Chocolate Martini, also known as a Chocolatini, was originally created by Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor in 1955 when they were filming the movie Giant in a little town called Marfa, Texas?  They became good friends during that filming…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Dark Oasis, et al

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room Did you know that Rum is being reinvigorated these days?  After years of a less than robust interest in this spirit, cocktail crafters are now finding new and fun ways to serve this spirit.  Some fascinating cocktails can be concocted with flavored rums as well…

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The Cocktail Napkin — Kentucky Derby Day

by Jo Petteruti, Owner and Mixologist, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room — The first Saturday in May has been Kentucky Derby Day since 1875, with 2019 being the 145th running of this incredible thoroughbred race.  The derby is a long-standing tradition of horse racing and Churchill Downs itself was built in Louisville all those years ago…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Mojitos

by Jo Petteruti, Moxologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room A beautiful Fallon spring day has a way of inspiring amusing, playful and refreshing thoughts.  The temperatures are warming and the weather just seems to call us outside.  Leave the cabin fever of winter behind, come out and have some fun in the sunshine. And…

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The Cocktail Napkin — Absinthe

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room — Today’s Cocktail Napkin is about Absinthe – it has an interesting history and it’s a local product to boot! Did you know that Absinthe was banned in a number of countries from 1910 until 1915?  The United States decided to jump aboard that wagon…

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The Cocktail Napkin – It’s Finally Spring!

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room   I don’t know about you all, but for me this winter seemed to go on and on…. And, while our valley can certainly use the extra water that a wet winter brings us, it’s still always nice to see the signs of Spring. March 20…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Fat Tuesday 

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room — Tuesday, March 5 is Fat Tuesday!  Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday, is an incredible New Orleans celebration where one can splurge full-on before fasting for Christian Lenten season which begins with Ash Wednesday.   One can enjoy all of the fatty-rich French foods for…

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The Cocktail Napkin – A Hot Toddy

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room Feeling chilly these days?  It does seem that this winter is especially endless and so are those chills.  So, today’s Cocktail Napkin is dedicated to deterring some of those chills with a warm beverage suggestion. Two wonderful warm beverage choices this winter are the Hot…

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