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Spice up your life with this delicious cocktail.

Leapin' Leprechaun

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain in to a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

*To make Irish Tea syrup:
Ingredients:

  • 16 oz water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Irish black tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1 whole nutmeg, cracked

Instructions:
Add

Featured Cocktail: Tipsy Toddy

Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

The perfect cocktail to warm up with on a cool winter day.

FLD Tipsy Toddy

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Squeeze lemon wedges into a mug. Add honey, cloves, cinnamon stick, Rye and Maplejack. Gently stir the mixture while topping with boiling water.

For more great cocktail recipes, visit www.FingerLakesDistilling.com/Category/Cocktails. Browse by season, style, or main ingredient.

"Picture this: a laid-back, tropical-inspired, outdoor pavilion overlooking Seneca Lake that’s also a cool and casual wine and beer bar. Now add some hotdogs on the grill, fresh-baked bread baskets, wine slushies, good-time music and live bands on Friday nights. That’s what The Oasis is all about."

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards


The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is the perfect spot to hang out this fall! I mean, what's better than a bonfire, a game of cornhole, a cool glass of wine or

15 Ways to Celebrate Cider Week FLX

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

October 1 - 9, 2016

What better way is there to kick off fall in the Finger Lakes than with Cider Week FLX?! Celebrate the hard cider revival with local cideries and their delicious beverages made with the best New York State apples.

Via CiderWeekFLX.com
"Cider is the oldest craft beverage in America, and New York is a state with one of the richest cider histories, the legacy of which can be found throughout the rolling hillsides of the Finger Lakes, in abandoned orchards and their

Great Spots to Enjoy Live Music

Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Pub Nights on the Brew Deck at Wagner Vineyards

Via Wagner Vineyards

This weekly, summer-night concert series is an excellent way to enjoy gorgeous lake views, live music, and of course, Wagner wines and brews! Relax on the outdoor patio or in the lawn next to the vineyards and take in one of the best views of Seneca Lake. Pub Nights run 6 - 11 PM every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The cover charge is only $3 and picnic-style dinners and pizzas are available for


July 1st
Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen
Grab your lawn chair and blanket, and bring your family and friends to the park for an awesome show over Seneca Lake. Fireworks start at dark, around 9:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Elmira Pioneers Baseball Game
Fireworks follow the home game at Dunn Field against the Victor Railriders, starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.


July 2nd
4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash at Americana Vineyards
Pack up the kids,

10 Experiential Gifts for Dads

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

1. Geocache Adventure

Via Points of Inspiration


Be some of the first to embark on the new treasure hunt experience just launched by the Points of Inspiration Project. The geocache adventure is based around the already existing Architecture and Scenic View driving trails, with caches located at 33 different regional sites.


2. Kayak Tour


Mountain Valley Guides offers three awesome guided kayak tours on Seneca Lake. Take a trip up the eastern shore of the lake to the painted

Who says the Finger Lakes is all about wine?! Finger Lakes Wine Country is overflowing with all sorts of craft beverages. Most people associate the area with its booming wine industry, but the beer scene is rapidly expanding as well. In fact, New York State's craft brewing industries are the fourth-largest in the country.


In conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, Finger Lakes Craft Beer Week celebrates the great local brews at more than 80 (and counting) breweries along the Finger

"The Finger Lakes makes it possible for parents to enjoy wine country without needing to leave the kids behind--or having to wait until the nest is empty. Parents like wine, too!"

-Kristy Wenz, visitor

1. Research wineries ahead of time.

Websites often mention kid-friendly areas, games, outdoor paths, and live music.

2. Prep your kids for winery behavior.

Ask them to stay near you, or in an area you designate as kid-safe. Remind them not to touch things that
The light body and wonderful berry flavors of
Swedish Hill's 2014 Maréchal Foch, an unoaked dry red,
pair perfectly with the chicken tortilla soup.

To celebrate the first buds and blooms of the season, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail hosts the Wine & Herb Festival each spring. Stop in to each trail member winery to savor herb-prepared cuisine paired with wine to compliment the dish. You'll also receive a wine glass, a garden plan (no green thumb required), and a plant carrier to fill with

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