The Weekend Retreat: Book Club Extras

Signature Cocktail

The Fall of the House of Van Ness

Of course, you can’t go wrong with any Finger Lakes wine to pair with the book, but if you’re looking for a little more fun and flair, sip on this cocktail inspired by the Falling Leaves.

2 ounces dry riesling

1 ounce Poire William (or other pear brandy)

1/2 ounce orange curaçao

1/4 ounce honey syrup

3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Star anise for garnish

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a star anise pod.

Maps and Blueprints

Check out the estate map and floor plans of the Van Ness property! My 12-year-old son Dashiell Taylor, aspiring architect, designed and drew these for me.

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