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Charlottesville Foggy Ridge Cider Cocktail Competition

Published: November 3, 2016 in Cocktails, Food & Drink, Recipes

Will Richey has built a group of unique and inventive restaurants in downtown Cville, all with excellent food and outstanding beverage programs, all focused on authentic and high quality ingredients. This fall, The Alley Light, […]

Appalachian Appleseed

Published: September 27, 2016 in Cocktails, Recipes

“Appalachian Appleseed” From Charlottesville’s Heirloom restaurant in the Graduate Hotel 3 oz Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider 1.5 oz Laird’s Old Apple Brandy 3 dashes Cardamom Bitters ½ oz fresh lemon juice 1 oz ginger […]


Published: October 29, 2015 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

Travis Croxton’s Rappahannock River Oysters is top on my list. Travis and his cousin Ryan revived their grandfather’s oyster business with a modern improvement—sustainable oyster farming rather than the old fashioned method that damaged breeding […]

Lucky Restaurant’s Winning Cider Cocktail & More

Published: December 4, 2014 in Cocktails

Lucky Restaurant’s Colonel Pippin Cocktail 1 ounce Mellow Corn 1 ounce Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold 1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 2 dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters Mix ingredeints in […]

Authentically Fall at Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

Published: September 8, 2014 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

With Wendy’s offering an Artisan Egg Sandwich, authenticity in the kitchen isn’t always obvious. But when I see a farm stand with local produce outside a busy restaurant in Greensboro, NC, I know I’m in […]

The Accidental Bartender meets Pippin Gold

Published: December 10, 2013 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

I get really anxious when someone hands me a sample of something and says, “What do you think?”.  My anxiety comes from two things. One, like any normal person, I like the things I like.  […]

Apple Margarita

Published: July 16, 2013 in Cocktails

Ingredients 1.25 oz El Jimador Tequila .75 oz Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold Apple Port 2 oz sour mix (housemade please, see below) Apple garnish (see below) Seasoned salt for rim (see below) Add tequila, pippin […]

New Jersey Cocktail

Published: July 16, 2013 in Cocktails

Ingredients ¾ oz Carriage House Apple Brandy 1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura bitters 4 oz Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider Pour brandy into a Chammpagne flute. Add sugar cube and bitters. Fill with cider. […]

Foggy Ridge Cider