National Coffee Day & Drambuie

Finally a day that celebrates America’s favorite morning beverage.  Coffee is no longer just a wake up call these days.  Cocktails with coffee are all the rage and Drambuie with its honey notes adds a hint of sweetness that help elevate coffee to beyond it’s breakfast time reputation.   “Drambuie’s unique and versatile flavor profile that has made the spirit a classic for more than 270 years, merges with the bold tastes of coffee to create delicious cocktails with just a touch of sweetness,” said Vance Henderson, Drambuie National Ambassador. From Vance Henderson, Drambuie National Ambassador: Drambuie Ice Kaffe – … Continue reading National Coffee Day & Drambuie

Oktoberfest Beers 2016

Being a beer drinker is always fun with new beers being released almost every week. Seasonal beers are another time to look forward to. With Oktoberfest in full swing it is time to head to your favorite retailer and pick up a sampling of this seasons offering. I recently did just that and here are my reviews of the batch I picked up this year.   Clipper City Brewing, Baltimore, MD., Heavy Seas, Treasure Fest, Oktoberfest is slightly hazy copper color with a quickly receding light tan head. The nose has rich roasted malt and hints of allspice. The palate … Continue reading Oktoberfest Beers 2016

Latest Grovetoberfest News

Grovetoberfest is only three weeks away.  Did you get your tickets yet?  The is some bad news, some good news and some great news. The bad news is that the VIP tickets are all sold out.  I tried to warn you, these rare highly sought out tickets always sell out first. The good news is that General Admission and Beer Socialite tickets are still available and still at a discount.  General Admission tickets are priced at $40, but if you use the code GA30 and they cost only $30.  For and even better deal, which includes early admission and other … Continue reading Latest Grovetoberfest News

Warming cocktails to greet Autumn

Sailor Jerry Apple Ginger Punch: 1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 2 parts sour mix 1 part apple juice 1 part ginger syrup Pinch of ground cinnamon Add ingredients into mixing glass, add ice, shake, strain over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors. Reyka Snap Mulled Cider 1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka ¾ part Snap Liqueur 3 parts Apple Cider Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain into wine glass or … Continue reading Warming cocktails to greet Autumn

National Rum Punch Day with Flor de Caña

Macau 1 ½ oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum 1 oz guava juice 1 oz orange juice ½ oz lemon juice 1/3 oz simple sugar Garnish with 1 orange slice and 1 cherry with stem Flor de Fuego Punch 2 parts strongly steeped earl grey tea (hot) 1 part Flor de Caña 7 gran reserva 1/2 part blanc vermouth 1/2 part Averna amaro Mix ingredients in a pitcher (or French press) add to each glass, a small spoon of honey. Pour in the warm punch, mix in the honey. For the garnish, drop in one flamed orange peel and … Continue reading National Rum Punch Day with Flor de Caña

Grovetoberfest moving to bigger location!

Beer fans get ready for some more elbow room.  Last years Grovetoberfest was bursting at the seems with attendees.  As reported a few weeks ago with the deals for this years tickets, date and time south Florida’s biggest beer fest was still scheduled to be at its home for the past 5 years. The big news is Grovetoberfest is moving to Miami Marine Stadium on the Rickenbacker Causeway.   With the new location Grovetoberfest can add even more breweries, there will also be plenty of parking spaces available as well.  Grovetoberfest will also feature a special Florida breweries, “A Sunshine … Continue reading Grovetoberfest moving to bigger location!

More relaxing Labor Day cocktails

Break out the hammock, lay back and enjoy. Reyka’s Basil Tom Collins 1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka ¾ part Lemon juice ½ part simple syrup Top soda 2-4 Basil leaves   Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker except soda. Shake, double strain, garnish and serve.   Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails. Cocktails created by Reyka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider.   Jerry Loves Ginger 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 3 parts ginger beer 2 lime wedges   Top with ½ desired beer and ½ ginger … Continue reading More relaxing Labor Day cocktails

Relax this Labor Day with tasty cocktails

Berry Explosive Raspado Created by Milagro Tequila brand ambassador, Jaime Salas Ingredients: 4 parts Milagro Silver 1 part fresh lime juice 2 parts Agave Nectar 8 Raspberries 12 Blueberries 4 Fresh Mint Leaves 6 dashes Peach Bitters Method: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Fill two glasses with crushed or shaved ice and pour over.  Top with raspberries and blueberries. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Created by Milagro Tequila brand ambassador, Jaime Salas Ingredients: 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila ¾ parts Agave Nectar 1 part Fresh Lime Juice Method: Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice.  Shake … Continue reading Relax this Labor Day with tasty cocktails