Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your loved ones only the best in 2012!! Celebrating a special occasion in the New year? Let us be your host. Re:Mix is an ideal and unique setting for Engagement parties, Birthday celebrations, Rehearsal Dinners and anything else that brings people together. Along with our new catering menus, we also provide customized options to fit your needs and budget.

(Call us for dates and availability - 443-270-6730)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Meetings with moxy!

Looking for a Savvy Sassy space to hold your next meeting or event? Why not try Aloft BWI? Dare to start off the new year with a unique alternative to the cookie cutter meetings you've had in the past. Give us a call and experience the difference.
(Sales - 443-270-6730).

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Share Your Holiday Spirit"

Aloft Holiday Facebook Contest 'Share Your Holiday Spirit' During 12/20 - 12/31 Aloft hotels is running the Holiday Facebook Contest "Share Your Holiday Spirit" by asking "fans" to Get Into The Mix and share their favorite holiday recipe with us. By sharing their holiday drink recipe "fans" are entered to win a daily prize - a 1-night stay - and our grand prize - a 3-night stay and $150 food & beverage voucher with us.


http://on.fb.me/HolidaySpiritAloft

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas in Annapolis 2011

Jolly Express Holiday Lights Tour Thursdays through Sundays, December 1-31, 2011. Watermark Cruises offers a holiday cruise aboard a 24-foot tug-style vessel adorned with reindeer antlers and a blinking red nose on her bow. With Santa as its captain, the 45-minute tour takes in the lights around Annapolis Harbor and up Spa Creek. Tours begin at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission: $21 for adults and $12 for children under 12.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

THE SNOW-BUMBLE TINI

Joel Martin, Los Molcajetes , Fort Worth, Texas
Make this cocktail and watch your guests look as excited as a child opening up gifts on Christmas Day, Martin says. The name comes from a holiday movie classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Recipe: 1 oz Absolut Vanilla ½ oz of Jameson Irish Whiskey ½ oz of Rumplemintz ½ oz of Kahlua French Vanilla ½ oz of Butterscotch 1 oz Half & Half Cream ½ teaspoon of Sugar Garnish with whipped topping, ground cinnamon & cinnamon stick. Be sure to place the garnish of whipped topping into the glass first. Then, after the ingredients are shaken, pour into the martini glass around the whipped topping so it floats to the top.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Charlie Brown Jazz concert

Charlie Brown Jazz Concert
Maryland Science Center, Dec. 16 & 18, 2011 http://mdsci.org/events-calendar/events/CharlieBrownJazz.html
Celebrate the holiday season at the Maryland Science Center with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang set to a live jazz performance of the classic Peanuts holiday songs by the The Eric Byrd Trio. Both shows are free with paid admission and free for members.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

More Holiday Spirit Ideas

SKULLED HOLIDAY CIDER




Dan Akroyd, Actor and Creator of Crystal Head Vodka This cocktail is inspired by the clear, clean and crisp Canadian nights that were part of Akroyd’s roots. It also is blended with the traditional holiday flavor of cider. Recipe: 1 1/2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka 1/2 oz. vanilla liqueur 1 oz. apple cider Dash of angostura bitters Ginger Ale Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice in the order given. Give a quick stir. Garnish with an apple slice on the rim or inside of the glass.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

EGG NOG

General Harrison’s Egg Nog

Dale DeGroff, Author, The Essential Cocktail For those who think it isn’t the holidays unless there’s Egg Nog, there is this recipe from DeGroff. This recipe is adapted from the 1862 guide How to Mix Drinks. “This eggnog - based on apple cider instead of cream and fortified with our American heritage whiskey, bourbon - is lighter and easier to prepare than standard eggnog. It can also be prepared as a non-alcoholic holiday treat for all the family,” DeGroff says.


Recipe: ½ teaspoons sugar 1 fresh egg 4 ounces fresh cider 1 1/2 ounces bourbon Assemble the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake very well with ice to completely emulsify the egg. Strain over into a large goblet.















Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Lights

Now that the rain has ended, this weekend is the perfect time to check out some local holiday lights and decorations! If you have any photos you would like to share, please do. Perhaps your very own home or one of your neighbor's? The more the merrier!

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/holiday/decorations/

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Airport Food - The scary and the sensational

Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to get our grub on, we listen up.
I don’t have the statistics handy, but my guess is that on average, 99.9 percent of the people running around airport concourses are not there for the food.
That’s not to say dining options haven’t gotten exponentially better. We can all remember the days when the only organic products at airports would get you in trouble with the DEA. Now you can find entire kiosks filled with products to delight your cardiologist right next to gate C16. So let’s start with the good news


http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/12/02/airport-food-2/?hpt=tr_c2%2F

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Spirits


BLUSHING LADY

David Tutera, Celebrity Wedding Planner The Blushing Lady is a great holiday bar addition. Tutera says, “The freshness of the winter grapefruit brings the pomegranate note to the front of this cocktail.”

Recipe: 1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. pink grapefruit juice Lemon wedge Coarse sugar for garnish Rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and dip it into a plate of coarse sugar. Set it aside. Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the garnished martini glass.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

24 Shopping Days until Xmas!

Tick Tock, the Holiday clock has begun. Only 24 days left to find the perfect gift for the loved ones on your list so get shopping! How about an overnight getaway? check out our low holiday rates and treat them (or yourself) to a well deserved time out. http://www.aloftbwi.com