Rhoda and Anna had an incredible time hosting their first Loot Finer Goods workshop. As the temperatures begin to drop here in Austin, it was the perfect time to hand-knit cozy blankets from beautiful chunky merino wool. We have a heart for the handmade. Pieces created with time and care automatically become dear to the owner, and that's just what Finer Goods is all about. . . filling homes with the items that make a house a dear home.
Guests were greeted with a delicious spread of small bites, wine provided by our friends at Messina Hof, warm margaritas, and workspaces ready for them to get creating. Scroll on for a closer look at the evening, Anna's warm margarita recipe (who said margarita's were simply a summer drink?!), and an exciting announcement at the end!
Warm Margarita Recipe
Fresh Mexico by Chef Marcela)
- 3.5 cups apple juice or cider
- 1-2 sticks Mexican cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons granulated cane sugar
- 1 cup dried fruit (we used dried apple rings and tart cherries)
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) of tequila blanco or reposado
- Combine apple juice or cider and cinnamon sticks in a deep pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
- Add sugar and tequila and stir to incorporate.
- Pour into cups (you can line the rim with sugar if you like) and add dried fruit to each cup just before serving so they don’t rehydrate too quickly.
For easy preparation the night of the workshop we simply added all ingredients except the dried fruit to a crockpot and warmed on high until hot.
We had such a superb time creating memories with this group of ladies. What is more special is seeing the connections between friends, learning from each other, and creating together. We were so jazzed about the success of the workshop (and many of you have asked for more!), that we are excited to announce more workshops will be coming in 2018! Stay tuned for a list of workshops we'll be offering along with dates.
Join us February 22nd for our next Chunky Blanket Workshop
When: Thursday, February 22nd 6pm - 9pm
Where: Loot Finer Goods | 3312 Duke Rd. Austin, Texas 78724