September 18, 2014

The air is becoming crisp and we are getting into the thick of event season. Take a load off and get inspired by some of these Fall inspired cocktails.. and maybe try a few!

Autumn Cocktail

Maple Spice

2 oz. spiced rum 1/2 oz. maple syrup 1/2 a lime, squeezed 4 oz. apple cider a sprinkle of ground cinnamon a cinnamon stick, to garnish Ice A lime wedge Turbinado sugar

Run the lime wedge around the rim of a highball glass, then dip the glass in the turbinado sugar. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and mix together all remaining ingredients. Shake until combined. Pour into cocktail glass, add cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Autumn Cocktails

Apple Ginger and Cranberry Vodka

2 cups apple juice 2 cups cranberry juice 100 ml vodka 2 cups ginger ale Ice, to serve

Place the apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka in a blender and whizz until pale pink and frothy. Pour into a large serving jug, add the ginger ale and a good handful of ice. Serve immediately.

Autumn Cocktail

Bourbon and Honey Sage

Honey Sage Infused Simple Syrup:

1 cup water 1/2 cup honey 10 fresh sage leaves


1 1/2 to 2 ounces Kentucky bourbon honey and sage infused simple syrup 1 orange peel 1 sprig fresh sage

In a pot over high heat, bring water, honey, and sage to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Remove sage. Once the syrup has cooled, fill a lowball glass with ice. Pour bourbon over ice and fill the glass with the simple syrup. Squeeze the orange peel over the bourbon to release the oils and place the peel in the glass. Stir and garnish with sage.

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September 16, 2014

We wanted to give you a sneak peek into our team shoot by the talented Laura Ashbrook Photography. It was about time for new team photos and we are excited to share some of the fun moments we had in Georgetown.

If you aren’t familiar with Laura Ashbrook Photography, we cannot wait to introduce you to her next week on the blog. Make sure to check it out and find out more about her love for photography and why she’s perfect for your event!

Laura Ashbrook Photography

Laura Ashbrook Photography

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September 11, 2014

Today, we are sharing some exciting news on one of Jodi’s out-of-the-box ideas. What started as a fun idea for an event, ended up with Jodi partnering with Carnival Day to create the Giant Lite Brite. You may have seen it premiered at a few of EVOKE’s events this Spring, including the DC Magazine Men of Style Event, however, we are excited to share that it’s now gone international!  The Giant Lite Brite recently crossed the border and made it’s way up to Toronto, Canada for the Pepsi Pop Up Event!

See Jodi’s original thoughts on creating this experiential activity:

“Coming up with new and unique interactive activities for clients and their guests to enjoy is sometimes a daunting task, until…the light bulb (or I should say Lite Brite) comes on. Literally. I remembered being a child and playing with my Lite Brite for hours on end, so why not take this idea and make it larger than life. The brilliant team of Carnival Day took this crazy idea and brought it to fruition.” #EVOKEyourinnerchild!

Thank you to Carnival Day for bringing this vision to life!



To view the DC Magazine Men of Style event featuring the Giant Lite Brite, click here.

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