By Anna Lehr Mueser, Public Relations Manager
This past Saturday afternoon was idyllic: the early fall light streamed through the trees golden and green, the air was crisp, but not cold. And 130 friends of the Schuylkill Center gathered in Jubilee Grove to celebrate our 50th anniversary, wrapping up the year of special events. We dedicated Jubilee Grove and it’s new Binney Meigs sculpture, our Nature Preschoolers sang a delightful song for us (“Schuylkill Center Dream”), Judy Wicks and Maya van Rossum both read letters to 2040 (look out for their letters on the blog soon), and our education director Gail Farmer read a letter on behalf of Stacy Levy.
And, everyone enjoyed our new signature cocktail, Trees of the Schuylkill Center, or a Schuylkill Center Old Fashioned as it was quickly named. So today, I’m sharing the recipe – enjoy – or come back and join us for another botanical cocktail hour. Special thanks to Zya S. Levy of WE THE WEEDS for the inspiration.
Schuylkill Center Old Fashioned
0.5 ounce dark amber maple syrup
0.5 ounce black cherry syrup
Several dashes bitters
2 ounces bourbon
3 – 4 ounces sparkling water, as desired
- Pour the syrups and add a few dashes of bitters
- Add bourbon and mix
- Add sparkling water and stir again
- Serve over ice and enjoy in the beauty of the forest