PRE-ORDERS for the 2017 season available here: http://www.orasella.com/shop/maraschinocherries
ORASELLA was born on a rare snowy Seattle evening when two long-time friends determined that all craft cocktails deserved the artisan cherries they had perfected and enjoyed. Everyone loved the sweet pop of a cherry at the bottom of a high-ball glass, but mass produced cherry garnishes were sub-par – even the premium ones. Cloyingly sweet, many disintegrated at the bottom of a drink, and none bore any resemblance the actual fruit they had once been. Even worse, almost all "maraschino cherries" failed to contain any actual maraschino liqueur. So Anne and Heidi did what they had always done: make it themselves and make it a better product using fresh local ingredients.
Made from little more than cherries and the liqueur that bears its name, the traditional maraschino (mar-a-SKEE-no) cherry was pure, had depth of flavor, and sat elegantly in the glass. However, within a few decades of its arrival in this country, Americans divorced themselves from traditional preserving methods perfected over hundreds of years. 1950’s industrialization gave birth to the American maraschino (mar-a- SHEE-no) cherry, a bright red, cloyingly sweet garnish that attempted to standardize the appearance and flavor of cherries of variable quality. Often bleached, dyed, and chemically hardened, these cherries have been abandoned by Seattle’s top bars. We believe maraschino cherries should be restored to a place of honor. They should, once again, be made with recognizable fruit and flavored by their namesake liqueur.
Orasella Maraschino cherries harvested from Tonnemaker Family Orchard in Royal City, WA.
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals
By Tiffanie Turner
An inspiring, practical and gorgeous guide to crafting the most realistic and artful paper flowers for arrangements, art, décor, wearables and more, from San Francisco botanical artist Tiffanie Turner.
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias. In the book, Turner also guides readers through making her signature giant paper peony, shares all of her secrets for special paper treatments, candy-striping, playing with color and creating botanical imperfections, and shows how to turn paper flowers into gorgeous garlands, headdresses, bouquets and more. These stunning creations can be made from simple and inexpensive materials and the book's detailed tutorials and beautiful photography make it easy to achieve dramatic and lifelike results.
JOE CHOCOLATES believe the world should eat more coffee. When they started Joe Chocolates, as students at the University of Washington, their goal was to help their friends make every day more energetic, tasty, and fun by embracing coffee beans in a new way. They believe that the best energy boost comes from simple, delicious, and handmade ingredients.
Joe Chocolates are available in the following 3 flavors:
SALTED CARAMEL | Creamy dark chocolate poured over Seattle's finest small-batch roasted coffee beans and hand-made salted caramel.
Dark Chocolate (Semisweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Sunflower Lecithin and Real Vanilla), Coffee Beans, Toffee (Cane Sugar, Butter (Pasteurized Cream (Milk), Salt)), Sea Salt
MIDNIGHT COCONUT | Creamy dark chocolate poured over Seattle's finest small-batch roasted coffee beans and toasted coconut flakes.
Dark Chocolate (Semisweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Soy Lecithin and Real Vanilla), Coffee Beans, Organic Coconut
HONEY ALMOND | Creamy dark chocolate poured over Seattle's finest small-batch roasted coffee beans and lightly seasoned honey-toasted almonds.
Dark Chocolate (Semisweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Sunflower Lecithin and Real Vanilla), Coffee Beans, Almonds, Honey, Sugar, Cinnamon.
Comes in a 2.5 oz. resealable pouch.
Handmade in Seattle, WA.
CONTAINS: MILK. MAY CONTAIN TRACE AMOUNTS OF COCONUT, ALMOND.
Cocktails The New Classics
by Frederic Le Bordays
With more than 60 recipes that combine tradition and modernity, this book revisits the history of cocktails, from speakeasies to modern lounges, and the famous bartenders behind them. Organized into three sections—shaken cocktails, stirred cocktails, and punches—the recipes include garnish ideas, variations, and colorful notes about each drink’s creation.