Today we will be tasting Graffigna Elevation Red Blend. The tasting will begin at 5pm and end at 8pm. Come join for a taste of this delicious red blend.
Join us this week for a tasting of Graffigna Elevation Red Blend on Wednesday. For Valentine’s day this Friday we will pop open a bottle of Champagne, Luc Belaire rosé. Stop by and start celebrating!
Today we will be doing a Texas Beer tasting. We have raved about the beer made by Wicked Beaver now you can stop by for a sample of it. We will be opening their Midnight Ale, a black ale with a clean hoppy finish. Our tasting will be 5-8pm just in time to get you started for happy hour.
Learn more about the brewery here.
Join us for a Wine Tasting!
It’s Wine Wednesday again and that means we are uncorking a bottle at 5pm to help get you started on your Happy Hour. The tasting will last until 8pm. We will be uncorking a South African Sauvignon Blanc By Quando Vineyards. Learn all about their wine making process here.
Today we will be sampling some Fireball Cinnamon whiskey. The tasting will begin at 5pm until 8 pm, no charge. Stop by and get your weekend started with us. Don’t forget we also deliver throughout the downtown area. $25 minimum, no delivery charge; we just ask that you tip our amazing drivers.
We hope to see you guys soon!
Stop by our store tonight from 5pm-8pm for a tasting of some Alias secret agent red, a California red blend. For more information on their products visit their website here
The time has come to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome the new opportunities of 2014. We hope your year was filled with celebratory drinking and hangover cures; we also hope that you do the same next year. However, we may be a bit biased. Nevertheless, we know the best way to celebrate is with Champagne; while not known for cocktails it pairs well with liqueurs, vodka, gin and even beer. We have compiled a list of 10 cocktails to try. Be adventurous, after all you are welcoming a whole new year.
1. Hpnotic® Champagne- Add Hpnotic® to champagne for a burst of fruit flavors.
3½ oz of Hpnotic®
2 oz of Champagne
Pour Champagne into Champagne flutes, pour in Hpnotic®. There is also a variation that mixes the champagne and Hpnotic in a glass before pouring it into the champagne flute.
2. Blooming Bubbles- This cocktail incorporates St-Germaine® elderflower liqueur which is an important addition to a bar since it is an important ingredient in many cocktails. But i digress. Mixed with a berry vodka and champagne this cocktail is a floral delight to the senses.
1 oz St-Germaine® elderflower liqueur
½ oz Red Berry Ciroc® Vodka
4 oz Brut Champagne
2 Fresh Raspberries
Add the St-Germaine and vodka to a champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with raspberries, let the bubbles bloom.
3. Black Velvet- Created in London to commemorate the death of Prince Albert in 1861. The cocktail symbolizes the black and purple worn by mourners. This is a good way to mourn the year gone by, if needed.
3 oz Chilled Guinness®
3 oz Chilled Champagne
This is a layered cocktail so prepared to be amazed. Fill a tall champagne flute with Guinness®, to create the floating effect pour champagne over a spoon turned upside down over the top of the glass.
4. Marie Antoinette- Named after the exuberant Queen, this is the cocktail to make you feel as fancy as royalty.
¾ oz Vodka
1 dash grenadine syrup
1 dash of simple syrup
¼ oz of lemon juice
4 oz of Champagne
Add vodka, grenadine, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, serve in a champagne coupe.* Top with champagne.
* if you don’t have a champagne coupe (let’s face it, who does?), they are shaped like margarita glasses or you could use a martini glass.
5. The Sun King- Named after french royalty, the Sun King is a twist on the classic Kir Royale; which calls for equal parts.
1-2 Tablespoons of crème de Cassis
6 oz of Champagne
Pour crème de cassis into a glass and gently pour chilled champagne on top. Rum the lemon peel around the rim, twist over the drink, and drop it in. Be royal for a night.
6. Pink California Sunshine- We all know that mimosas are amazing. Spice it up with crème de Cassis and get started on your hangover cure.
4 oz chilled champagne
4 oz chilled orange juice
1 dash crème de Cassis
Pour the champagne into a cocktail glass. Add the orange juice and dash of crème de Cassis.
7. Keep it up- Adding cognac and bitters to a mimosa opens up all kinds of possibilities especially if you add orange bitters to it.
3 oz champagne
½ oz cognac
1 oz orange juice
1 dash bitters
1 tsp sugar
Pour champagne, cognac and orange juice into a champagne flute. Add a sugar cube saturated in bitters, use a muddler to crush sugar cube. Stir.
8. Midori® Cocktail- Midori® is a great addition to a bar at home it adds a refreshing melon taste to cocktails. This one is no exception.
1½ oz Midori® melon liqueur
5 oz champagne
Stir together in a mixing glass half-filled with ice. Strain into a champagne glass and serve.
9. Blue Rox’s Martini- Another drink with Hpnotic® in it. This one uses just a splash of champagne and plenty of vodka.
1¼ oz Grey Goose® Vodka
1¼ oz Hpnotic® liqueur
1 splash Brut Champagne
10. French 75- This drink has its own Wikipedia page. The addition of gin gives this drink a kick like a French 75mm field gun or so they say.
1 oz gin
1/2 oz. simple syrup (or 2 tsp. superfine sugar)
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine
Combine gin, sugar and lemon juice in a shaker, shake vigorously. Pour into a champagne tulip add champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon.
We hope these recipes help you bring 2014 with a bang and a splash of champagne. Happy New Year!
Chase, Keaton and Sonia