Landis’ Recipe(s) for Holiday Cheer

By Polly Winograd Ikonen/Courtesy of Landis clients

The holidays are always a time to celebrate and indulge in seasonal treats.  This year, Landis Communications is pleased to share some special recipes from a few of our clients.

Photo of Save the Redwoods League's Redwood Cookies on a platter. Photo courtesy of Save the Redwoods League.
Save the Redwoods League’s Redwood Cookies. Photo courtesy of Save the Redwoods League.

Did you know that redwood trees can be tasty? While Save the Redwoods League’s mission is to protect and restore these iconic trees, they also seek to connect people to their awe-inspiring grandeur. One unusual way to connect is to bake shortbread cookies infused with redwood tips!  (If you don’t have a redwood tree handy, you can substitute rosemary, sage, or other woody herbs.) View the recipe for Save the Redwoods League’s Redwood Cookies.

Part of Peninsula Open Space Trust’s (POST) mission is to preserve the legacy of family farming along the San Mateo Coast, near Silicon Valley. Supporting local farms means ensuring that healthy, sustainably farmed produce remains available to Bay Area residents. The Coastside town of Half Moon Bay is famous for its annual pumpkin festival, and what is more seasonally appropriate than pie made from fresh pumpkins? We’re pleased to share POST’s recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Pie.

It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails!

No holiday season is complete without the perfect drinks, and we’re excited to share two holiday cocktail recipes with you.

This fabulous new winter martini recipe comes from Graton Resort & Casino, courtesy of Jessica Christensen, mixologist for Graton’s lounges and bars (Sky Lounge, G Bar, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, 8 Bar and 630 Park Bar).

Snow Day Martini

  • 1 oz Stoli Vanil vodka
  • 1 oz Mozart White Chocolate Vanilla Liqueur
  • Half a shaker tin of whipped cream 
Photo of Snow Day Martini. Photo courtesy of Graton Resort & Casino.
Snow Day Martini. Photo courtesy of Graton Resort & Casino.

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin. Then add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim.

If whipped cream isn’t for you, try this one, created for Save the Redwoods League’s annual gala:

Rosemary Manhattan

  • 2 oz rye
  • ½ oz Averna amaro liqueur
  • ¼ oz douglas fir Eau de vie
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker and pour into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a Luxardo cherry.

All of us at Landis Communications raise our glasses to wish you and yours a joyous, delicious holiday season!