Named after a line by Mark Twain, who said of watermelon in the summer “I imagine it’s what angels eat,” this clever mixture of watermelon and kaffir lime ice cubes, cointreau, orange bitters and sparkling wine will make guests swoon.  

INGREDIENTS:
—3 watermelon ice cubes*
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—3 dashes of orange bitters
—2.5 oz. Moscato d’Asti 
—2.5 oz. sparkling wine
—.75 oz. lime juice

*DIRECTIONS FOR WATERMELON ICE CUBES:
—fill a blender full of sliced watermelon
—add 3 ounces fresh lime juice, 6 kaffir lime leaves per quart of juice and 1 ounce of simple syrup
—blend well and let rest for an hour 
—strain the mix thoroughly to remove pulp
—pour the remaining mixture into the ice cube containers and let freeze For a pitcher of What Angels Drink, multiply the recipe by five.

Courtesy of SEAN BECK OF BACKSTREET CAFE, a Houston dining tradition under the direction of award-winning executive chef Hugo Ortega. 

J Welch Farms is a family-owned and -operated farm located just outside of Victoria. The Welch family planted a 120-acre olive orchard at their corn and cotton farm four years ago, and recently began producing cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and other products. The company offers eight unique flavors of olive oil, three balsamic vinegars and a dipping spice. The locally harvested and bottled products can be purchased as individual gifts or J Welch Farms offers an assortment of gift set options to fit a variety of tastes.

 

Event space rental has entered a new era. Spurred by the incredible success of Airbnb as a unique and affordable housing option for travelers, new options for renting affordable meeting and event space have been created. Peerspace is one example of a company making finding affordable space easier than ever. Similar to Airbnb, private owners list their spaces online for rent by the hour, day or event night, if the space is a private home.

Launched in 2014, Peerspace has more than 10,000 listings nationwide and aims to connect professionals and businesses to great spaces.

 

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