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Garden Cocktail Dinner with Barr Hill Gin

Saturday, June 5 | 6 PM

Join us for a cocktail dinner featuring bites from the Grafton Inn kitchen team and drinks from America’s most awarded gin!

We think cocktail dinners are the bee’s knees, and no one makes a gin drink like Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits! We’re excited to partner with the makers of Barr Hill Gin, Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka to bring you a tasty cocktail dinner held beside our vegetable gardens and two new greenhouse spaces, all set to the tune of an instrumental string performance. 

Sophia, Barr Hill’s Vermont Sales and Events Manager, will be present to tell the story of the distillery’s background and answer any questions you may have about their product or spirit-making process. Attendees will be treated to a Barr Hill party favor, and can go home with a bottle of their favorite spirits (for sale during the event) along with cocktail recipes and inspiration for at-home mixology.

When: Saturday, June 5 from 6 – 8 PM

Where: Dinner kicks off with a cocktail social and welcome drink on the back patio of the Grafton Village Cheese Shop. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM by the Grafton Inn vegetable gardens and greenhouses (rain backup location: the Grafton Inn Garden Room)

Price: $100 per person. Includes a welcome cocktail and appetizers, a three-course dinner paired with three Barr Hill cocktails, plus all tax and gratuity. 

About Barr Hill: Barr Hill blossomed out of a collaboration between a beekeeper and distiller in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom back in 2011. Currently located in Montpelier, Vermont, Barr Hill describes their gin as an “ode to the hardworking bees of the Northeast.” Their juniper-forward botanicals and use of raw honey have earned them the distinction of “most awarded gin in America.” Taste the unique complexities of their gin, barrel-aged gin, and vodka with us on June 5. 

Want to extend your visit and get the full Grafton experience? Spend the night at the Grafton Inn for $199 a night for a party of two.

Tickets are on sale until May 31 or until seats are full.

Grafton Greenhouse Dinner Menu

with Caledonia Spirits

COCKTAIL HOUR | 6-6:30 p.m.

Location: back patio of Grafton Cheese Store

WELCOME COCKTAIL
Mint to Bee — Barr Hill Vodka, Lime Juice, Raw Honey Syrup, Mint Leaves and Soda Water

PASSED APPETIZERS
WATERMELON GAZPACHO SHOOTERS – parmesan straw
BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – VT applewood smoked bacon
CARPACCIO – peppered beef with gorgonzola mousse and pea shoots, parmesan crisp

DINNER | 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: inside the greenhouses by the Grafton vegetable garden

ON THE TABLES
Assortment of King Arthur Artisanal Breads, with infused Honeys and Butters

FIRST
Juniper Brined Quail Legs
Pomegranate Glazed, Rainbow Chard and Frisee Salad, Roasted Dates

COCKTAIL:
Jungle Cat — Tom Cat Gin, Campari, Fresh Pineapple Juice, VT Grade A Dark, Robust Maple Syrup

SECOND
Hot Smoked Wahoo
Calamari Noodles, Tobiko, Szechuan Pepper and Green Tea Broth, Snow Pea and Daikon Salad

COCKTAIL:
Moscow Mule — Barr Hill Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

FINAL
Savory Blue Dessert
Warm Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese, Pumpernickel Rye Toast, Tart Cherry Rum Sauce, Toasted Almonds

COCKTAIL:
The Bee’s Knees — Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Barr Hill Gin, Honey Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice


Purchase Tickets

Seating for this dining event may involve being placed at a farmhouse table with other diners. Please reach out to us if you would prefer to be placed at a separate table.

  • Tickets are priced per person and include your three-course dinner paired with three cocktails, and all taxes and gratuities.
    Price: $100.00
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