Last month, I had the pleasure of attending an intimate cocktail workshop with Tara Pate, the inspired founder of Daysie, and Kate Proudy, the talented head bartender at The Dewberry, where we learned how to mix up some festive drinks and then took home some new cocktail mixing knowledge. It was such fun. The whole evening was put on to celebrate an incredible first year of business for Tara and her business, Daysie. Daysie is a brand I fell in love with when I was first introduced to it in the spring of last year but, as I have come to know the brand, I now wholeheartedly love it, its products, and what the brand stands for. It was easy to celebrate Daysie, especially with such a wonderful group of women gathered and such delicious cocktails being mixed up.
I loved the cocktails so much – they were truly delicious and easy to mix! – that I reached out to the Daysie team after the event and asked if I could share them on JillianEversole.com. They were so kind to say “of course!” so I am so happy to share with you these 3 winter cocktails to make this month. This post is a bit of a love letter to Daysie but it is in no way sponsored – just one gal shinning a light on another gal and her dream business come true. When I asked if I could share the cocktail recipes, the Daysie team asked if I would share a 20% off promo code for y’all, to which I said “of course!”
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Before I share these 3 winter cocktails to make this month, here’s a bit about Daysie for anyone who isn’t familiar with the business. Tara was inspired to start Daysie during the pandemic when she missed being able to go out and get her delicious specialty coffees. She was disappointed that she couldn’t replicate them at home to her liking so she decided to create her own brand of organic syrups with exceptional flavor, certified organic natural ingredients, and no preservatives.
The syrups elevate your coffees and cocktails but can also be used in more creative ways too. Case in point: I’ve used the ‘Madagascar Vanilla’ flavor in multiple different recipes in place of vanilla extract. I also want to drizzle some Daysie over ice cream the next time I buy ice cream for our house. Each of the three Daysie flavors are sensational! The anything-but-simple syrups make inspired hostess gifts too.
Daysie is also a female-founded business that works for women. The business shares 2.1% of Daysie’s post-tax profits with vetted organizations that provide grants to women CPG business owners (learn more about their mission here). Daysie is an all around fantastic business and I love everything The Dewberry does so these three cocktails are divine.
3 Winter Cocktails to Make this Month
Between the Sheets
1 oz Remy 1736
1 oz Beyond coconut Rum
½ oz Daysie Coconut Almond
½ oz Cointreau
¼ oz lemon Juice
In my words, I would describe this cocktail as a fun take on a Rémy Sidecar with rum
1.5 oz Reposado Tequila
1.5 oz Apple Cider Vermouth
1 oz Daysie Salted Caramel
¾ oz Lime Juice
In my words, I would describe this cocktail as an apple cider margarita but it isn’t too sweet (I could have had multiple of these)
1.5 oz Tito’s
1 oz Daysie Madagascar Vanilla Syrup
1 oz Oat Milk
2.5 oz Cold Brew
*Top with Averna Kahlua Whipped with Vanilla Syrup
In my words, I would describe this cocktail as a refreshing spin on an espresso martini
Here’s some beautiful spring-inspired drinkware to refresh your bar with and carry you from winter to spring in sunny style:
big shoutout to Cameron Wilder for these great photos!