Get in the spirit |

Get in the spirit

from The Associated Press
Refreshing Blue Hawaii Cocktail Punch with Pineapple and Cherry
Getty Images/iStockphoto | iStockphoto

Sometimes, you just have to simplify things. When it comes to libations, it’s worth checking out Blue Henry handcrafted cocktail candy. Designed for both the trained mixologist and the home bartender, Blue Henry offers much the same taste of a handcrafted cocktail in just half the time and cost. The founder of Blue Henry prioritizes local, American-made, small businesses whenenver possible to source the finest and simplest all-natural ingredients. In the line of cotton candy, for example, 95 percent of the flavor extracts are made in-house with a limited shelf-life guaranteeing “optimal flavor” with each drink. “I had a natural interest in cocktail making and was playing around with different things like syrups, sugars, herbs and spices — the same ones you can find in high-end liqueurs,” said Adrienne Walker, founder and CEO of Blue Henry Spirits. “Being able to apply it to things like our cotton candy elevated cocktails and made it fun. Not just cotton candy at the carnivals, but this stuff is spicy and amazing.”