Author Archives: Jennifer Vanjaarsveld

A warming toddy for fall…

Mmmmmmm…this toddy sounds just about perfect today. Sweet cider, smooth brandy, decadent whipped cream – coziness in a glass. Try this Twist on the classic hot toddy. Ingredients: 1/2 orange, halved 4 cloves 3 cups apple cider 2 cinnamon sticks … Continue reading

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Halloween’s Coming! Black Cats, Bats, and…Beets?

Yes, beets have become a popular addition to cocktails in recent years. They help to create a visually stunning color and add a wonderful earthy flavor to cocktails – especially when a nice scotch is the base. (If you haven’t … Continue reading

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It’s almost fall! Enter the Old Fashioned.

While trying to embrace the fall weather today, I searched for yummy crockpot meals and instead got sidetracked by (what else) cocktail recipes. What about making the perfect autumn cocktail (an Old Fashioned, of course) with a fun orange/lemon twisted … Continue reading

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It’s National Whiskey Sour Day!

A whiskey sour is a favorite standby at Twist. It’s like an old friend we return to time after time when we’re at a loss for what the heck to drink. So give this classic a try this week! Here’s … Continue reading

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August is National Peach Month!

And September is National Bourbon Heritage Month (for real!). Talk about the stars aligning and a match made in heaven and all that stuff. As we celebrate this last month of summer and get ready for fall, I can’t think … Continue reading

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Can you say BRUNCH?!

It’s Friday! And I’m already dreaming of a brunch date with a delicious cocktail by my side. Honeydew melon is a summertime brunch staple, so why not combine it with a little sparking wine for a fresh Twist on a … Continue reading

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Raise a glass: El Diablo

Bend, Oregon loves it’s live music scene and this summer, we’ve had lots to love. The stellar lineup continues with Phish for the next couple of days and Wilco coming shortly after!  In celebration of summertime live music, try this … Continue reading

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New summer go-to? Southside Fizz

Gin and tonics are typically a go-to in the summer. Crisp gin, sparkling, refreshing tonic, lime, loads of ice…dreamy. In the spirit of mixing things up a bit, I decided to try something I’d never tried before: the Southside Fizz. … Continue reading

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Green Wedding?

There are endless websites out there dedicated to the green wedding. Go organic (food, flowers), keep it local (food, beverages, favors, location), source green (rings, attire, decor), etc. etc. etc. At Twist, we love the idea of a green wedding … Continue reading

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Central Oregon Wedding: Brittany & Andrew

As we gear up for this weekend’s multitude of wedding celebrations, we can’t help but reflect on one Central Oregon wedding that stood out early on this season.   Brittany and Andrew chose to have a Central Oregon wedding to … Continue reading

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