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)


Welcome to Barr Hill Happy Hour!


Astor Royale (Caledonia Elderberry Cordial, Prosecco)


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


Our tasting glass


The gang’s all here


Salted Honey Butter


Cheese, please


Fun take home gifts!

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