above: This year Teroforma launched its collection of all-natural, multi-ingredient, dry infusion blends for alcohol and spirits, 1pt (as in, great cocktails start with one part infusion). Customers and partners can stop by the 1pt Tasting Bar at the Norwalk office to discuss the brand over cocktails.
RAISE A GLASS TO TEROFORMA, WHO WANTS TO TURN YOU INTO THE BEST MIXOLOGIST IN YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLES THIS SEASON
Time to get into the holiday spirit(s), and be extra nice to your friends and family—while showing off your home entertaining skills. Mix up your bash with fun cocktail creations with help from Teroforma (teroforma.com). “The Craft Cocktail Revolution is over,” proclaims Andrew Hellman CEO and owner. “Craft won.”
In 2007 he and his wife, Anna, founded the Norwalk-based brand, which prides itself on its imaginative, artisan bar, kitchen and tableware. Hot picks include quality whiskey stones and statement-making serving trays, which are as perfect for get-togethers as for a cozy night in by the fire.
The brand’s craft-cocktail infusions, with a variety pack of seasonal flavors like cinnamon, chocolate and smoky, is an essential find. Its 1pt Infusion Blends and Kits kick drinks up a notch by incorporating fresh-dried ingredients and leaving out sugars, preservatives, oils and artificial flavoring. “Our 1pt infusions give nonprofessionals a way to make pro-level craft cocktails at home in a fast and easy way without all the fancy tools and ingredients.”
The infusion kits and giftware are your secrets for transforming you into a bonafide bartender extraordinaire, at least at home.
Ready to get started? At right is Teroforma’s recipe for The Honeycrisp, a wonderful drink for the chilly days. “The Honeycrisp includes your choice of bourbon, infused with our 1pt N°005 Cinnamon Blend for a simple cocktail full of fall flavor,” says Kate Fiore, 1pt Mixologist. “Gourmet autumn notes combine perfectly with the subtle sweetness of bourbon and a short list of seasonal household mixers. The result is an instant fall classic cocktail, as delicious as it is simple to make. You can serve The Honeycrisp warm or chilled.” Either way, it’s sure to awaken the taste buds of party people this season.
2 oz. 1pt No. 005 Cinnamon- Infused Bourbon (blend is orange zest, apple, cinnamon, rooibos and ginger)
2 oz. Apple Cider
½ oz. Maple Syrup
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
Infusion Time: 5-6 hours
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake and strain into coupe glass, garnish with apple slices
All images courtesy @teroforma