Holiday Drink Special: Learn to make our Crème de la Crème

By | Cocktails, Holidays, How To

In-house mixologist Alexis Morgan put together an awesome cocktail for the holidays using Blonde Rum, Bailey’s, coffee liquor, gingerbread simple syrup & cannoli cream. Check out how we make this festive drink & make it yourself using the recipe below!

Visit us until the end of December to try Alexis’s cocktail at Spuntino!


Crème de la Crème Recipe


1.5 fl oz. Papa Pilar Blonde Rum

.75 fl oz. Bailey’s

.75 fl oz. St. George Coffee Liquor

.75 fl oz. Gingerbread Simple Syrup

1 oz. Cannoli Cream

.05 oz Gingerbread Cookie Crumbs


1.  In Shaker add Papa Pilar Blonde Rum, Baily’s, St. George Liquor, Cannoli Cream, and Gingerbread Simple Syrup (Add sugar, water, vanilla extract, cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger, nutmeg into a pot & bring to boil. Let cool.)

2.  Add ice to pint

3.  Empty contents of
pint glass into cocktail shaker.

4.  Shake vigorously.

5.  Strain contents of cocktail shaker into chilled Martini Glass

6.  Garnish with gingerbread cookie crumbs


Our Favorite Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

By | Holidays

Although we love the irreplaceable classics, like mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, here are a few of our chef’s new favorite sides for your Thanksgiving day table spread!

Autumn Salad

An autumn salad is a perfect item to take away from the heavy dishes that give you the Thanksgiving day sleepies. Think romaine, pear, apple, bacon, cranberries, pecans, and feta!

View the recipe from The Recipe Critic

Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Fennel

This new take on some classic dishes are beyond delicious with your classic turkey-based meal. The stuffing is the perfect complement for your turkey, loaded with the ancient grain fennel.

View the recipe here from bon appétit 

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon has the ability to make anything better, especially Brussels sprouts. Making sure that these are perfectly seasoned and cooked can make even the most intense Brussels sprout hater change their mind. Feeling extra daring? Put an egg on it!

Check our chef’s recipe below!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese

Dates are a great addition to any holiday meal. Wrapping them in bacon or pancetta makes for a delicious new flavor combination that is only enhanced by the cream cheese.

View the recipe from FED + fit

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Drizzle

This take on a classic sweet potato side dish will persuade even the kids to try something new. Sweet potato fries with a marshmallow drizzle is the perfect sweet kick to balance out your meal.

View the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

15 oz Brussel Sprouts, cut in half
3 oz Bacon, Chopped
1 fl oz Olive Oil
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
1 Egg

Preparation & Cooking Instructions:
1. Place brussels sprouts and chopped bacon in a bowl and mix with olive oil salt and pepper
2. Place mix in cast iron skillet and roast for 15 minutes or until cooked fully
3. Top with parmesan cheese and bake for additional one minute until cheese has melted
4. In a separate pan fry an egg sunny side up. When sprouts are fully cooked, place the egg on top in the middle of the skillet
4. Serve (but be careful, it’s hot!)

Food has that special ability to bring people together for the holidays. We hope to bring some inspiration to your holiday season to make Thanksgiving this year an unforgettable one. Let us know if you tried any of these recipes or have a special side of your own!