Some refreshing cocktails to celebrate Memorial Day, the official start to Summer

Memorial Day starts off the traditional start to summer.  Fire up the grill for family cook outs, pools opening up and don’t forget plenty of sunscreen.  Also remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free to have these freedoms. Here are some delicious cocktails to help kick off the summer and keep cool this weekend and for the rest of the hot summer coming up.   Sailor Jerry Lemonade 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Top with lemonade Serve on the rocks or in a pitcher for large groups. — Ginger Monkey … Continue reading Some refreshing cocktails to celebrate Memorial Day, the official start to Summer

Need a present for mom? Try these cocktails

SJ Bloody Mary 45ml Sailor Jerry 90ml tomato juice 15ml lemon juice 0ml worestershire sauce Tabasco to taste Salt and pepper to taste 10ml dry sherry HOW TO MAKE Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher (or for one, a large glass) and stir. Pour into ice filled glasses. Get creative with your garnish!   Flor de Caña Pina Colada 2.5 parts FDC 7 Rum 3 parts pineapple juice 1 part coconut cream Method: Combine the FDC 7, pineapple juice and coconut cream in a blender. Add cup of crushed ice and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a … Continue reading Need a present for mom? Try these cocktails

The Dog Father, Imperial Stout, Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, ID

The Dog Father, Imperial Stout, Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, ID10.85 abv, is opaque dark brown with a fluffy dark tan head. The powerful nose releases vanilla, dark cocoa, double espresso with a handful of sweet caramel and baking spices. The palate reflects much of the nose, especially the dark chocolate and espresso. The vanilla and baking spices follow close behind with a touch of sweetness and acidity on the finish. The Dog Father, Imperial Stout has a big rich mouth feel and a long pleasing finish. It is the perfect beer to sip on a chilly evening sitting outside with … Continue reading The Dog Father, Imperial Stout, Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, ID

Early Mountain, Petit Manseng, 2015

Early Mountain, Petit Manseng, Madison, VA, 2015 is deep golden yellow in the glass.  Deep aromas of tropical fruits such as pineapple, chirimoya as well as tangerine.  The palate explodes and the tongue tingles with all of the rich tropical fruits that follow the nose to the mouth.  The Early Mountain, Petit Manseng has a rich mouthfeel and crisp acidity runs through the palate creating a long finish. Petit Manseng is a native of Southwestern France in the region around Jura in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.  It’s thick skin makes it a hearty grape that can endure harsh weather.  … Continue reading Early Mountain, Petit Manseng, 2015