May 2019

American Craft Beer Week

May 13–18, 2019 is American Craft Beer Week®! The Mother Of All Beer Weeks!

Each year, beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers across the U.S. The Brewers Association is happy to assemble American Craft Beer Week®, each May. This celebration, coordinated by the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program, is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. More info: Craftbeer.com.

Mother’s Day

May 12, 2019 is Mother’s Day! Cheers to Mom! Spoil your mom 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

Cinco De Mayo Drinks

May also means Cinco De Mayo! Mix together cocktails tasteful to kick-up the occassion!

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

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

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Merchant’s Fine Wine will be open limited hours Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.