May 2017 Wine, Beer, Spirits, Sales

May 14, 2017 is Mother’s Day! Cheers to Mom!

Spoil your mum on Mother’s day with some delicious treats!

We’ll help you find a gift sure to please mom! How about a custom craft beer selection, or a special bottle of wine? Looking for something mix for Mother’s Day Brunch? Try out a few cocktails to toast the occasion!

Mother’s Day Cocktails

Blood Orange Mimosa

  • 4 oz of chilled sparkling wine
  • 4 oz blood orange juice
    (*traditional recipe uses orange juice)
  • .5 oz orange liqueur or triple sec
  • pour ingredients into a wine glass and stir gently
  • garnish with a blood orange slice

Pear Bellini

  • 4 oz of chilled sparkling wine
  • 4 oz pear juice
    (*traditional recipe uses peach juice)
  • mix and serve in champagne flute

Sun Splash

  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz soda water
  • splash of pomegranate juice
  • combine tequila, orange juice, soda water, pomegranate juice and ice in a chilled glass
  • stir until ingredients are well mixed

The Classy Mum

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • splash of grenadine
  • lime and orange on rim
  • orange wedge for garnish
  • rub a lime and orange wedge on the rim of a chilled glass
  • combine tequila, orange juice, grenadine and ice in the glass
  • stir until ingredients are well mixed
  • garnish with an orange wedge

Cinco De Mayo Drinks

May also means Cinco De Mayo!

Mix together cocktails tasteful to kick-up the occassion!

Citrus Rise Cocktail

  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 part Silver Tequila
  • splash of fresh lemon juice
  • splash of grenadine
  • club soda
  • pour orange juice, tequila, and lemon juice into a glass over ice
  • tip glass at a slight angle and carefully pour grenadine down side
  • top off with club soda and stir
  • garnish each with lemon slice zest and serve immediately

Silver Bells

  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Liqueur (or your favorite orange liqueur)
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • splash of dry sparkling white wine
  • combine all ingredients and serve in a coupe glass

American Craft Beer Week

 May 15–May 21, 2016 is American Craft Beer Week!

The Mother Of All Beer Weeks!

For the 12th year in a row, the Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. The Brewers Association—the national non-profit association representing the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of Craftbeer.com—celebrates American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) with local events held nationwide. ACBW recognizes one of America’s true culinary arts and provides a platform for small and independent craft brewers to salute supporters and connect with their local communities. Today’s beer enthusiasts, beginners and hard core geeks will toast craft beer, with ACBW in all 50 states. Join thousands of beer lovers who will toast the craft beer culture as we celebrate!

More info: Craftbeer.com.

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