base jump – milk (and aquavit!)

On a recent trip through Massachusetts, we fortuitously read about a cool collaboration between a favorite restaurant, Allium, and a couple of fantastic local shops, griffinGB and vintage. We were especially intrigued by the February appropriate, Scandinavian theme. A lounge to suit the Swedish skies with libations to lift any Bergmanesque spirits?

We were waiting outside when the doors opened at 5pm.

The dinner, drinks and minimalistic chic decor so perfectly complemented each other that we didn’t waste a day writing to Mezze Group co-founder and local food advocate, Nancy Thomas, with our compliments. And a request for a wintry recipe.

milk punch recipe - illustration by Margie Lavender
So you missed the opportunity to cozy up with the caraway and fennel profiles of the featured drinks? Fear not. You could probably still taste a sample if you stop in and ask nicely. But just in case we drank the Aalborg dry, please note that Allium changes their cocktail program monthly. In March, Tequila and Mezcal come marching in. “It’s a terrific way to educate and challenge the team and our guests to learn more about spirits. “

skål and salud!

Allium : Great Barrington, MA  a Mezze Group restaurant | photo credit: Kevin Kennefick

Allium : Great Barrington, MA
a Mezze Group restaurant photo credit: Kevin Kennefick

Thanks for connecting us, Angela!

make your own mock aqua vit with our kit

 

About Larks & Japes

We host parties pairing culture with cocktails & canapés while collaborating with quality makers. goods • get togethers • getaways