Getting into the Spirits

How do you convince a girl that loves her wine that she ought to give vodka, whiskey, and gin a chance?  Take her spirit tasting at Myer Farm Distillers on the west side of Cayuga Lake in Ovid, NY – that’s how!  

No, I’ve never been a “whiskey girl”.  But I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the Blueberry Orange Vodka, John Myer Rye Whiskey, and Myer Farm Gin that I recently got the chance to sample at this fairly new Finger Lakes distillery.

Tastings were 3 for $3.00.  A fair price for (what I dare say are) some of the finest spirits I’ve ever tasted.  Of the three spirits I sampled, the John Myer Rye Whiskey was my favorite – “pour me another!”

The most unique flavor of the tasting goes to Myer Farm Gin which I actually enjoyed because of the delicious unique herbal finish.  There has to be something healing about this gin! 

And lastly, I would never turn down a screwdriver mixed with Myer Farm Blueberry Orange Vodka for brunch, or any other time for that matter – delicious!

One more thing worth mentioning. This distillery uses certified organic grain from their own farm which happens to be one of the largest and oldest currently operating in the Northeast.

So, if you are in the Finger Lakes Region and want to get into the spirits, I would suggest adding Myer Farm Distillers to your “must stop” list. 

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Thank God I’m a country girl!

When you live in the country you get the benefit of having a farmers’ market nearby (almost everyday).  It’s not uncommon to find roadside stands throughout the rural areas offering fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, jellies, honey, apple cider, maple syrup, and fresh-baked goods. 

This old farm wagon has served as our local produce section for quite sometime.  It’s here, that I have bought some of the best sweet corn, apples, peaches, and berries in my area. 

Last week these cherries were calling my name.  As we pulled off the highway we found another couple sampling them.  My first question “Are they sweet?”  They told me they were, and they were particularly happy with the black cherries.  I too am partial to black cherries so I bought a quart as I intended to ( at a very reasonable  price $3.00 a quart). 

The cherries are delicious, and we’ve been snacking healthy all week.  I can’t wait to see what makes its way to the wagon next.