The Cocktail Napkin — Jo Petteruti

The Cocktail Napkin – New Year Sparkle

January 9, 2020 |

by Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room   Welcome to 2020!  Add a little sparkle to a special day this season by trying out a cocktail that you may not have tried in the past.  Step out of your beverage comfort zone, increase the variety of flavors that your taste buds have…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Naughty or Nice?

December 14, 2019 |

by Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room It’s Christmas!  Have you been naughty or nice this year?  Depending on how you have been can affect how Santa treats you and it can also influence your choice of beverages. Christmas is a time of sharing and enjoying.  Family and friends come together to…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Heritage Cocktails   

November 16, 2019 |

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room Did you know that September was Bourbon Heritage Cocktails month?  If you did, good for you!  But if you didn’t, I didn’t either until I did some research for this month’s Fallon Post Heritage theme. According to ImbibeMagazine.com and Wikipedia,  September was designated as National…

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The Cocktail Napkin – Let’s Recreate!   

September 29, 2019 |

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

August 27, 2019 |

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

June 28, 2019 |

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

June 2, 2019 |

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

May 3, 2019 |

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

April 18, 2019 |

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

April 2, 2019 |

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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