Stormy weather indeed. Two weekends ago, we shopped for supplies in the morning, then attended a costume party while Hurricane Sandy threatened, looming large into the week up through Halloween. Our area was unscathed, and we spent a couple of grateful days checking in with friends and family and watching news reports of people not quite as fortunate. With leftover candy still in a bowl on our table, we did our best to avoid the flurry of phone polls and campaign ads, voted with our hearts and minds, and watched as the nation re-elected its President. That political storm had barely passed when in blew Winter Storm Athena, dumping five inches of slushy snow onto our leaf piles, mums and jack-o-lanterns. It sure made us miss Maine.
Lobster Salad Pate a Choux and Wine Spritzers at the Cape Arundel Inn,
just across from the Bush Compound
The Cape Arundel Inn Wine Spritzer:
In an ice-filled wine glass, mix 1 part Italian dry white wine with 2 parts lemon-lime soda, and garnish with a lemon slice.
Blueberry Scallop Crostini and St. Germain Cocktails at The Colony Hotel
St. Germain Cocktail:
Mix two ounces Freizenet Brut with 1 1/2 ounces St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and 2 ounces club soda. Serve with a twist.
Cheese and Fruit Platter with the Ocean Avenue Spritzer at The Nonantum Resort
Ocean Avenue Spritzer:
Fill a large glass with ice, then add 1 1/2 ounces Don Q Limon Rum and 2 ounces Honeymaker Blueberry Mead (made in Maine). Top with Green Bee Honey Soda. Garnish with a lemon twist, fresh blueberries and a sprig of rosemary.
Raspberry Bars and Choco Noir Wine at The Captain Lord Mansion