It’s the official start to spring and while it might not feel like it yet, we’re channeling the warmer weather with a few of our favorite spring cocktails.
Spring weather is officially here and we’re celebrating with a chilled glass of white wine. The home to our favorite for spring, New Zealand prides itself as “the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world.”
There are ten wine regions in New Zealand but one of the most popular is Marlborough. Marlborough is located on the South Island and is known for it’s Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Ninety percent of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc comes from Marlborough. We’ve rounded up a few of our aromatic favorites.
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Winter blues make us stir crazy so we’re taking a trip. Travel the world with us by trying our favorite wines from the top regions around the globe.
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• 2 oz grape vodka
• 1 oz grapefruit juice
• 1 oz grape juice
• ½ oz club soda
Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with grapes and enjoy!
• 2 oz light rum
• 2 oz dark rum
• 2 oz passion fruit juice
• 2 oz pineapple juice
• 1 tablespoon grenadine
• ½ lime
• 1 orange
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with fruit.
The King's Cup
• 2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
• 1½ oz lemonade
• 2 oz hard cider
Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Beaujolais (bow-joe-lay) is a mountainous area in the Burgundy region of France. The wines are made from 100% Gamay grapes and are typically fruity and light.
Beaujolais is the best-selling Burgundy wine in the United States but one of the most difficult wines to speak intelligently about.
These are the different quality levels of Beaujolais you need to know to sound like a master somm.
Beaujolais: The most basic, and least expensive, Beaujolais. This wine is best served slightly chilled, and perfect for the transition from winter to spring.
Beaujolais-Villages: The middle quality level of Beaujolais wines come from about 35 villages in the region. Most wines are a blend from these villages and feature a slightly fuller body.
Cru: The highest quality Beaujolais, Cru is named after the village that produces this wine. There are a total of ten villages where you can find Cru. It’s best to drink Beaujolais wines young but some Crus can last up to ten years.
THE ABSOLUT LIMELIGHT
・ 2 parts Absolut Lime
・ 2 parts soda
・ 2 parts ginger ale
・ ½ part fresh lime
Build in a highball glass over ice. Garnish with lime stirrer skewered with accordion cucumber.
Make your own Limelight cocktail at home and get everything you need delivered. Enjoy responsibly.
・ 1 oz Campari
・ 1 oz rye whisky
・ 1 oz sweet red vermouth
Combine all ingredients in a glass with a ice. Stir and garnish with a cherry.
Blood Orange Rickey
・ 1 ½ oz gin
・ 2 oz blood orange juice
・ 4 oz tonic water
Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with blood orange.
・ 2 oz vodka
・ 2 oz peach nectar
・ 1 oz champagne
Combine vodka and peach nectar in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a martini glass and top with champagne.
・ 3 oz light wheat beer
・ 3 oz grapefruit soda
Combine beer, grapefruit soda, and juice from half the lime in a glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Highland Park 12 Year Old
Rich, malty tones meld with the subtle floral smoke of Orcadian peat, aged exclusively in 100% Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks.
Highland Park Dark Origins
Yields a naturally darker, richer flavor with sherried spice, a chocolate twist…and of course, the signature sweet smoke of Highland Park.
Highland Park 15 Year Old
A luxuriously light floral taste and a gentle smoky finish with a remarkably complex nose with notes of camphor, peat, citrus fruits and flowers.
Highland Park 18 Year Old
Lingering layers of sweet, honeyed malt elegantly engage with dried fruit, marzipan, golden syrup and Highland Park’s signature floral smoke. This whisky remains Paul Pacult’s choice as ‘The Best Spirit in the World’ inclusive of all spirits categories.
January means it's time for New Year's resolutions and we're all for a healthier start to 2017, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good libations.
Here's our take on the perfect "juice" cleanse.
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- 1 1/2 oz fresh celery juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 2-3 dashes of celery bitters
- Tonic water
Combine all ingredients, except tonic, in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and top with tonic.
Spicy Lemon Drop
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz lemonade
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 cup spicy tomato juice cocktail
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash hot pepper sauce
- 1 stalk celery
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with celery.
Pineapple Mint Mojito
- 4 lime wedges
- 12 mint leaves
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz rum
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- Splash of club soda
In a glass, muddle lime wedges and mint leaves with simple syrup and fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker, shake rum and pineapple juice. Strain into a glass with ice and top with club soda.
- 1 avocado (pitted and peeled)
- 2 oz tequila blanco
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 2 oz triple sec
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Pinch of cayenne
- Lime wedge
Purée all ingredients until smooth and pour into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Almond White Russian
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz almond milk
Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a glass with ice and enjoy.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BUBBLES
The Cava Cocktail
・ 1 sugar cube
・ 2 dashes Angostura bitters
・ Freixenet Cava
・ Lemon twist
Drop sugar cube and bitters into a champagne flute and top with Freixenet Cava. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!
The Blackberry Sparkler
・ 2 oz gin
・ 2 oz blackberry simple syrup
・ 3 oz Freixenet Cava
Pour gin and simple syrup in a champagne flute. Fill with Freixenet Cava and garnish with blackberries.
The 2017 Royale
・ 1 oz Cointreau
・ 4 oz Freixenet Cava
Pour Cointreau into a champagne flute and top with Freixenet Cava. Garnish with an orange twist and cheers to 2017.
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