Mother’s Day & World Cocktail Day Two days to celebrate great drinks

World Cocktail Day is on Saturday May 13, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14, two great reasons to mix up great cocktails this weekend. Drambuie’s The Underdog ¾ part Drambuie ¾ part Dry vermouth ½ part Amaro ¼ part Hendrick’s Gin Build and stir in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices. The Godzilla 1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka ½ part Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur ½ part Blue Curacao 1 ½ parts Kiwi Perfect Puree ½ part Fresh Lemon ½ part Simple … Continue reading Mother’s Day & World Cocktail Day Two days to celebrate great drinks

Mulderbosch, Faithful Hound, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2012

is named for a dog who waiter three long years waiting for his master who abandoned him outside a cottage to return. While the poor dog never saw his master again, the wine named for him is as great as his dedication. The Faithful Hound is dark garnet red in the glass. Aromas of red fruit and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Secondary aromas of earth and cigar box round out the nose. The palate is filled with tart strawberry and raspberry and backed with earth and minerals.   The Faithful Hound is a Bordeaux style blend, composed of 39% … Continue reading Mulderbosch, Faithful Hound, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2012

Head to Zoo Miami May 6th for the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo

Sure Cinco de Mayo is on Friday this year, but beer lovers make sure to save your strength for the Sais do Mayo. This Saturday is the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo starting at 7pm and going until Midnight at Zoo Miami. There are 3 levels of tickets to take advantage of. For $80 you can get VIP tickets and that includes getting in an hour early so you can sample beers before the crowds show up. You also receive complimentary food, spirits samplings, and some commemorative swag. The Brew Master Ticket is $70 and also gets you in … Continue reading Head to Zoo Miami May 6th for the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo

Mezcal Cocktails to up your Cinco de Mayo drinks game.

Cinco de Mayo means plenty of tequila shots, usually not the best tequila.  Now is the time to step up your drinking game and time to enjoy Mezcal, tequila’s smokier cousin.  Mezcal adds a new dimension due to its earthy and smoky flavor profile.  Like tequila, mezcal mixes great with citrus juices, especially lime juice.  Below are some cocktails to up your game to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Juan to Juan 1 part Montelobos Mezcal 1 part Ancho Reyes Original ¾ part fresh lemon juice ½ part simple syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters Shake, serve in a coupe glass, garnish … Continue reading Mezcal Cocktails to up your Cinco de Mayo drinks game.

Peruvian Craft Beer is worth the trip Nuevo Mundo Brewery

The craft beer movement revolutionized beer market in the USA. What started as a desire to make and drink better beer instead of bland flavorless mega brews exploded into a movement that is now a worldwide movement. While some countries had interesting beers for its citizens to enjoy, most of us were left searching out those beers in the small imported section in stores. Even most of the imported beer was made by huge breweries in their own countries and imported into the US. It was a step up from most choices we had in the domestic brewing options at … Continue reading Peruvian Craft Beer is worth the trip Nuevo Mundo Brewery

Time to add color to your drinks, some colorful Spring cocktails

As the weather start to warm up with Spring arriving it is time to add color to your cocktails to match the season. Reyka Southside 2 parts Reyka vodka 1 part fresh lime juice ¾ part simple syrup (1:1) 4-6 Mint leaves Combine all ingredients together in cocktail shaker and double strain and garnish with mint leaves. Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails. Sailor Jerry Ginger Apple Cooler 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum ½ part ginger syrup ¾ part apple juice ¼ part fresh lemon … Continue reading Time to add color to your drinks, some colorful Spring cocktails

International Gin & Tonic Day, April 9

Q Drink Mixers will help you make this day special with their special high quality Tonic water.  What makes Q Tonic so special? Q Tonic is made with real ingredients, i.e. quinine from real trees Lightly sweetened with organic agave. No sugar or high fructose corn syrup Made with high levels of carbonation so it does not become flat in cocktails All natural and low calorie Here are some special cocktails to help you celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day! Pomegranate Gin & Tonic’ Recipe by Distillery 209 2 oz No. 209 Gin 4 oz Q Tonic 20 Pomegranate Seeds … Continue reading International Gin & Tonic Day, April 9

Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Organic Red Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2014

Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Organic Red Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2014 is dark garnet red with purple highlights. It is a blend of organically grown grapes consisting of 40% Syrah, 35% Carmenere, and 25% Cabernet Franc. The Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Organic Red Blend has aromas of slate and other minerals up front with dark berries and wild flowers. Tobacco, earthiness and toasted oak come in as secondary aromas. The fruit comes out stronger in the palate. The tannins are firm but not overbearing, but the Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Organic Red Blend can benefit from decanting the wine an hour before serving. … Continue reading Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Organic Red Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2014

Enjoy some fantastic Pinot Noirs from Leyda Vineyards, Leyda Valley, Chile

Leyda, Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile, 2015 is light ruby red in the glass. It has aromas of wild strawberries, violets, herbs and minerals. The Leyda, Pinot Noir has tart red cherry up front on the palate backed by raspberry, tarragon, earth and minerals. The tannins are very light and the mouth feel is medium and very pleasing. The medium finish has nice acidity to give a well-balanced feel to the wine. Enjoy the Leyda, Pinot Noir with roasted pork loin accompanied with roasted sweet potatoes, beets and parsnips.   Leyda, Single Vineyard Las Brisas, Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile, … Continue reading Enjoy some fantastic Pinot Noirs from Leyda Vineyards, Leyda Valley, Chile

Tarapaca Gran Reservas, exceptional wines with great value

Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, Chile, 2014 is dark ruby red in the glass. It has aromas of raspberry, blackberry with light green pepper backed my minerals, especially hints of graphite. The palate is filled with plenty of dark fruit up front with notes of dried fruit, light baking spices and earthy minerals. The Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva has light tannins and a full mouth feel with crisp acidity on that lead to a long finish. Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva is aged for eight months in French and American oak barrels. It will pair well with herb crusted … Continue reading Tarapaca Gran Reservas, exceptional wines with great value