September 23, 2015


When I married an O’Leary, I married a man who deeply appreciates a tall glass of Guinness. In addition to enjoying a delicious, fermented masterpiece in a glass, this O’Leary in particular also enjoys a well-crafted cocktail. He is also quite the mixologist himself. Score. When we were given my grandfather’s printing press, it was he who saw it as a future home bar. And so, we have carefully added glassware and booze to its shelves. Our home bar now serves as a place in our home to create the perfect cocktail throughout every season.


Jared and I recently joined forces with one of our favorite brands, West Elm, to create a boozy recipe in time for Halloween. Nay, Jared created a boozy recipe, and I took photos. His recipe for a Rhubarb Tennessee Mule is below! Enjoy, friends. 


1. Bourbon: 1½-2 ounces
2. Ginger Beer: 3-4 ounces
3. Angostura Bitters: 1-2 dashes
4. Rhubarb Syrup: 1 tablespoon
5. Herbsaint
6. Lime


1. Coat a glass in Herbsaint and pour out the remainder. (This is primarily for the smell.)

2. Combine bourbon, rhubarb syrup, and bitters into a shaker. Shake with ice.

3. Pour into glass. Add one large ice cube and ginger beer.

4. Garnish with lime (or garnish of your choice).

5. Share with friends and family!

See the full feature on West Elm’s blog, Front+Main! You may also browse West Elm’s Halloween goodies here


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