It’s fall, ya’ll, and there’s something about the changing leaves and the crisp, autumn air that makes for the perfect time to step away and recharge. That’s why every year in October we make time for our annual team retreat.
For the past few years, the de Novo team has peeled our eyes away from our screens, left the office behind and taken to the woods for some team building (and bonding). We think it’s important to give our creative muscles a break and take a step back to evaluate where we’re at and where we’d like to go as a team. We also think it’s important to have fun together.
de Novo’s idea of a good time uuuuusually involves a nice cocktail or two, so this year, we’re sharing a recipe for our signature retreat cocktail, the Happy Camper. This drink is inspired by the many nights spent bonding around the bonfire at our retreats over the years, and we hope it will give you all the warm fuzzies this fall season, too.
THE HAPPY CAMPER
2 oz bourbon whiskey (we use this bourbon from our friends at Cedar Ridge)
1 oz toasted marshmallow syrup (see recipe below)
2 dashes chocolate bitters
1 small bowl of water
2 graham crackers, crushed on a plate
1 toasted marshmallow + skewer, for garnish
Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Kitchen torch / flame
To make the toasted marshmallow syrup:
To make the cocktail: