The Golden Days of Summer: Barr Hill Happy Hour (Astor Center)

Who doesn’t like having a few refreshing cocktails after work? Barr Hill Happy Hour was a great summer event at the Astor Center featuring Caledonia Spirits & Winery from Hardwick, Vermont. We had the opportunity to sample a variety of Barr Hill spirits, including their Vodka and Gin (both distilled with raw honey), Barrel-aged Gin (looked more like whiskey than gin!), and Elderberry Cordial (delightful when mixed with prosecco for the “Astor Royale” cocktail). A nice assortment of cheeses, compliments of Jasper Hill, were available for snacking, along with salted honey butter — made with Caledonia raw honey! I couldn’t stop slathering it all over the five pieces of bread that I housed — it was so good. As an added surprise, we got to take home accute tasting glass as well as a full jar of raw honey. Thanks, Caledonia Spirits and Astor Center, for a such a fun summer treat!

Astor Center: 399 Lafayette Street (at East 4th Street)

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Welcome to Barr Hill Happy Hour!

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Astor Royale (Caledonia Elderberry Cordial, Prosecco)

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Bees Knees (Barr Hill vodka, lemon, Caledonia honey syrup)

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Our tasting glass

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The gang’s all here

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Salted Honey Butter

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Cheese, please

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Fun take home gifts!

The Golden Days of Summer: Barr Hill Happy Hour (Astor Center)