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reason to celebrate | dark and stormy

Do you have any fall drink favorites? I tried this season’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale the other week, it tasted like fall in a bottle! It would be a great drink to invite friends over and share.

I happened upon photos from this “welcome to dark and stormy season” party and instantly adored the idea of having friends over to celebrate the release of a favorite seasonal drink. Such a lovely party plan for fall gatherings. A simple spread, a favorite drink and a collection of great glasses is all you would need to recreate a night like this.

Photos from Charlotte’s photo-stream and The blue hour.



  • queenie
    September 20, 2011 at 7:23 am

    What a great idea! My mother just brought over the season’s fig chutney, I have some Ball jars left over and there’s already some ginger beer in the wine closet. . . . (and there’s always some cheese around here, somewhere, with bread or crackers) I see a neighborhood get-together in our future.

  • bianca
    September 20, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love any excuse to have friends over…and celebrating the fall season especially on my to-do list!

  • Liz
    September 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

    LOVE this idea. I just invited our favorite couple friends over to do this soon.

  • Lena
    September 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    These photos are so gorgeous, and now I’m craving a late morning Dark and Stormy!

  • Rebecca
    September 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Just tell me when//where and I’ll be there, Victoria. I love everything about this little celebration. Just tasted Dogfish Head’s punkin ale this weekend and boy, was it YUMMY.

  • Little Bird Soda Co.
    September 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    This looks YUMMY!! and I really love the colors of everything from the cheese to the bread board to the backdrop! The jars finish everything off and exude tones of autumn….I’m really ready for this upcoming season!! make a homemade organic Spiced Apple-Pear soda that tastes just like fall, too! I’ll have to try a pumpkin ale at some point!

  • Brett Bralley
    September 21, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I was trying to think of a fun seasonal drink to serve at an upcoming party, and I think this might be it! Pretty photography!

  • [email protected]
    September 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    My favourite fall drink is the same as my favourite summer drink: rum and coke. Pretty boring, huh? I like the jars though. I could put the rum and coke in that :)

  • Jessica Jones
    September 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

    We made these a few weeks back! So yummy! Though I have to say my favorite fall drink is anything Bailey’s inspired, especially with coffee or simply on the rocks.

  • Anestazia
    September 25, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I really love this idea for a party! I’ve never tried this drink, but I officially want to! And my favorite part is that you served them in Mason jars… LOVE IT!

  • Friday favourites « far far away…
    November 11, 2011 at 1:06 am

    […] Ok, so this is a “Dark & Stormy” cocktails and cheese night, but the concept is the same, just with spirits rather than wine, which helps with the relaxing even more! Photos by The Blue Hour via A Subtle Revelry. […]


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