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Life’s Flavors: Caledonia Thyme Spritzer By Allison Libby-Thesing Of The Oak’s Bed & Breakfast

Life’s Flavors: Caledonia Thyme Spritzer By Allison Libby-Thesing Of The Oak’s Bed & Breakfast
  • PublishedNovember 22, 2023

The North East Choral Society hits the stage next weekend for their annual holiday show, Celtic Christmas. The show times are Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 p. m. and a second show onSunday, December 3 at 2:00 p. m. at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased from any Choral Society member, on their website or at select sights around town.This year’s show is going to be one you won’t want to miss. Not only will they be featuring songs you love to hear, but they will also be featuring beautiful Celtic Christmas music, with a special appearance by Dr. Bryan Robinson as the piper.

Bagpipes have long been a symbol of national pride and identity for Scotland and the Choral Society is excited to share those traditions as well as others with the public this year. Dr.Robinson has been a piper for over 25 years and faithfully served in the Navy during the GulfWar Era. The tartan he wears was adopted by the Navy and represents the Polaris tartan, which encompasses all the colors he wore while serving in the Navy.

We partnered with the North East Choral Society to bring you a very special cocktail for December. The Caledonia Thyme Spritzer. We wanted to have a drink that represents this year’s theme and brings a little holiday cheer to your day.

Caledonia Thyme Spritzer
1.5 ounces scotch 
1 ounce wine
1 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce thyme syrup 
pineapple and thyme

Combine all the ingredients into a shaker cup filled with ice. Give the cup a vigorous shake until all things are chilled. Pour over an ice filled glass. Garnish with the extra thyme and pineapple.

For this drink we chose a Rose to help added in a little color for the holiday season, but it does not show out as strongly as the pineapple yellow. You could also use a Riesling that is on the dryer side to help balance out the sweetness of the pineapple juice and thyme syrup. No matter what wine you select stay on the dry side.

You can enjoy your cocktail before the Choral Society concert next weekend, bring your ticket in for a discount. Anytime in the month of December while open the Caledonia Thyme Spritzer will be available for purchase. We hope you stop by the Tipsy Oak Lounge by the Oaks bed and breakfast to enjoy this special holiday drink.
As always enjoy your beverage responsibly and have a designated driver. Cheers!
By Allison Libby-Thesing

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