Friday Happy Hour: A Zombie Snow Cone

Do you own a snow cone machine? No? You might want to reconsider that. I’m generally not a fan of single-use gadgets, but this one might be worth an exception, especially if you’ve got kids because, come on. There’s really no other way to get the fluffy crushed ice you need for a real snow cone. But they don’t just have to be for the kids – they’re pretty fun for grown-ups, too. So pick one up and rock out an adult snow cone featuring the Zombie, a classic Tiki drink, before summer vanishes. – Andrew

Zombie Cocktail Snow Cone Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Zombie Snow Cone

1 1/2 oz Golden Rum
1 1/2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum
1 oz Overproof Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Falernum
1/2 oz Don’s Mix
1 tsp Grenadine
6 drops Absinthe

To make the Don’s Mix, first mix up a batch of cinnamon syrup. Make a simple syrup by melting a cup of sugar in a cup of water over low heat, then add in 2-3 cinnamon sticks, broken up into small pieces. Simmer for ten minutes, then let the syrup sit off the heat, covered, for another twenty minutes. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and bottle the syrup. To turn this into Don’s Mix, just add two parts grapefruit juice to one part of the syrup.

To make the snow cone, combine all your ingredients in an easy-to-pour container. Using your snow cone machine – or, in a pinch, a blender that can really pulverize ice – crush or shave your ice to fill up a cup. Drizzle your Zombie mix over the ice and serve with a spoon and a straw. Enjoy!

Zombie Cocktail Snow Cone Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Zombie is one of the very first classic Tiki drinks, dating back to 1934 when it was invented by Don the Beachcomber. It’s an intensely flavorful drink with lots of components bouncing off each other in really interesting ways. But it also packs a wallop. Just look at all that rum! Don himself had a rule of serving no more than two of these to any guest at his restaurant.

Zombie Cocktail Snow Cone Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Here’s something fun about the Zombie: Don kept his recipes close-hold, so that competing restaurants wouldn’t steal his drinks. This mean that his recipes were often written in code and that even his bartenders didn’t really know everything that went into a Zombie. The recipe was lost for years, but Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, a Tiki aficionado, managed to piece together the original in 2005 after years of searching. The last piece was, of course, the Don’s Mix, a cryptic reference that only now makes sense again.

Zombie Cocktail Snow Cone Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! Today marks a big milestone – Sophie’s first day at preschool! Sophie has been in daycare since just after her first birthday, which after a rough transition period turned out to be an amazing experience for our entire family. She had some fantastic teachers and made her first real friends there, so we’re all feeling pretty emotional with this transition. But I keep telling myself that we’re not really saying goodbye since Alice will hopefully start at the same daycare soon. And we’re feeling good about Sophie’s preschool – we like her teachers and have already met some of the other kids in her class. My big girl is growing up so fast! Can we just ask the world to stop turning for a bit please? Well, in the meantime…

Autumn Clematis / Gossamer Vintage  via Instagram

Photo by Gossamer Vintage via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights, Part 2

Today I’m winding down my NYNOW Summer 2015 recaps with a few more (non-stationery) highlights from the show! As much as I love stationery, I love getting to see what folks are doing with different mediums – like ceramics, textiles, and leather! Here are a few more favorites from the show:

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Beautiful play blankets (swans!) and sheet sets (eyelashes!) from blabla kids

2. Sparkly ribbon and beautiful red scissors from Studio Carta

3. Modern wood ring boxes from Oh Dier

4. Beautiful painted wood platters and trinket dishes from The Vintage Vogue

5. Hand painted leather business card cases from Cold Gold

6. Painterly ceramics in moody blues from Jill Rosenwald

7. AMAZING new glass and copper barware accessories from Tom Dixon (WANT)!

8. Beautiful new colors and fun patterns from Baggu

9. Minimalist ceramic wall pockets and vases from Ovo Ceramics

10. Beautiful porcelain dinnerware and trinket dishes with gold details from Redraven Studios 

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

NYNOW Summer 2015 Stationery Highlights, Part 3

Are you ready for more beautiful stationery from the Summer 2015 NYNOW market? Good! This recap is bursting at the seams with beautiful cards, notebooks, rubber stamps, art prints, and so much more! From elegant marbled paper and gold foil prints from Katie Leamon, to the colorful Risograph prints from Yellow Owl Workshop, to gorgeous prints and posters from Brainstorm, and everything in between. Let’s start with the move-in ready shared booth of The Great Lakes Goods and Gold Teeth Brooklyn – I seriously want to replicate the entire booth in my living room!

Gold Teeth Brooklyn and The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wood car dice – so fun!

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods / Gold Teeth Brooklyn

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Tons of new stamp designs!

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These marbled paper cards with gold foil initials are GORGEOUS!

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hologram foil notebooks with rainbow pages!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hip hop lyrics cards in collaboration with Paper Jam Press

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie

Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These sketches were just part of the booth display but I could have stared at it all day!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Screen Printed Drinking Glasses by Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Awesome new screen printed drinking glasses!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brainstorm

The Crow and Canary booth is always full of amazing stationery talent and a total feast for the eyes. Here are some of the wonderful stationers exhibiting in the booth:

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Moglea

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ghost Academy

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Red Cap Cards

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Idlewild Co

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hello!Lucky

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Egg Press

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Carolyn Suzuki Goods

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Social Type

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Knot & Bow (love the ombré beeswax candles!)

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Near Modern Disaster

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Good Twin

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dear Hancock

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Smock

Check back tomorrow for my final recap from the Summer 2015 NYNOW market!

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper