July 27 is National Scotch Day

With the United States in the middle of a heat wave, National Scotch Day arrived right on time. Thanks to out friends across the Great Pond, Drambuie and Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, we have these refreshing Scotch cocktail recipes to keep us cool. Great Pretender 1 part Drambuie ½ part Peach Brandy ½ part Sweet Vermouth 2 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Garnish with Brandied Cherry Swing & Swizzle 1 ¼  parts Drambuie 1 ¼  parts Vanilla Coffee ½   parts Campari ½ parts Lemon juice 2 parts Ginger beer Mint Angostura Bitters In a tall glass place … Continue reading July 27 is National Scotch Day

July 24 is National Tequila Day!

Finest Ingredients: Milagro is a 100% blue agave tequila. The agave is grown in the Jalisco highlands (Altos de Jalisco), where the finest, sweetest blue agave in the world is cultivated. ·         Slow-roasted Flavor: Every step in our production process is designed specifically to highlight the fresh flavor of the agave. ·         The Vision of our Founders: Milagro founders Danny and Moy created Milagro with a clear vision of bridging two worlds – the romantic, historic and honest world of traditional tequila with the vibrant, international and sophisticated world of modern day Mexico City. About Milagro: Milagro is an award-winning … Continue reading July 24 is National Tequila Day!

National Daiquiri Day With Flor de Caña

About Flor de Caña Rum Celebrating 125 years of rum production, family-owned Flor de Caña is an award-winning Nicaraguan rum that offers a full portfolio of high-quality, naturally-aged rums without the use of additives to accelerate the aging process. Flor de Caña premium and super premium rums are distilled and crafted from estate-grown sugar cane at Flor de Caña’s fully self-sustaining facility in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Flor de Caña offers a diverse selection of core range rums, including Flor de Caña 4 White; Flor de Caña 4 Gold; Flor de Caña 5; Flor de Caña 7; Centenario 12; Centenario 18 and … Continue reading National Daiquiri Day With Flor de Caña

Kettmeir, Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, 2014

is light golden yellow in the glass.   The Kettmeir, Pinot Bianco has fresh aromas of Granny Smith Apple, lemon rind and wild flowers. The palate is dominated by tart Granny Smith’s, lemon and lime peel, kiwi and minerals leading to a medium finish. The tart finish has mouth-cleansing acidity that leaves your palate wanting more.   The Kettmeir, Pinot Bianco is the perfect match for lighter seafood dishes in a creamy sauce. The sharp acidity of the wine will cut through any rich creamy sauce. Also try some mild cured meats and cheeses with some slightly bitter baby arugula.   … Continue reading Kettmeir, Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, 2014

Toast National Pina Colada Day Sunday July 10

  Sailor Jerry’s Wahine Piña Colada 1 ½ parts fresh pineapple juice 1 ½ parts house-made cream of coconut 1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake well and pour into a frozen pineapple. Garnish with sprinkled coconut flakes and orchid.    Reyka’s Icelandic Coconut Gimlet 1 ¾  part Reyka Vodka 1 part coconut rum  ¾ part lime juice Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake, garnish with dehydrated coconut and serve.   Montelobos Mezcal Holy Mole! 1 part Montelobos Mezcal 1 part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur ¾ part lime juice … Continue reading Toast National Pina Colada Day Sunday July 10

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Cabernet Franc, Asheville, NC, 2014

is a pretty garnet red in the glass. Dark red fruit, black olives, minerals, graphite, and earthy aromas fill the nose. The lively palate is filled with tangy blackberry, summer sweet blackberry, blueberry, and plum. The tannins are light and the fruit dominates. Some nice tangy acidity leads to a medium finish.   Cabernet Franc is usually considered a blending grape. It is one of the grapes used in Bordeaux for blending. Cabernet Franc adds acidity and helps tame the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. DNA tasting has found that Cabernet Sauvignon is the son of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. … Continue reading Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Cabernet Franc, Asheville, NC, 2014