The Raspberry Gin Rickey

The Raspberry Gin RickeyThis delicious and refreshing cocktail is a great summer drink—combining the perfect amount of sweet and tart.

The Raspberry Gin Rickey was a regional favorite in New England where the combination of raspberries and limes give a fruity twist on the traditional gin rickey.

The rickey is a highball drink made from gin or bourbon, half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, and carbonated water. It was originally created in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s bar in the 1880s. The refreshing highball is named after Joe Rickey, a Democratic lobbyist living in Washington, D.C.

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Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet Tea is a staple in the Southern kitchen. Usually made in large batches, it’s kept chilled in the fridge and consumed but the glassful.

In this recipe, sweet tea is spiked with white wine and flavored with peaches and raspberries. If you have sweet tea on hand, it is so simple to make yet your company will be impressed. Enjoy a glass on a hot summer day!

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Campuget Tradition Rosé

Campuget Tradition RoséIf you are looking for a Rosé that is fantastic summertime drinking, we present to you Campuget Tradition Rosé. And, remember it is Bastille Day this weekend. (So shouldn’t we all be looking for a rosé?)

Campuget is a traditional French rosé with a lovely, light and fresh pink color. It’s has a particularly fruity taste of raspberries and strawberries, attractive mineral nuances, and tart citrus. Typical of the Campuget style, it has good and refreshing acidity. Campuget Rosé is made with a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache Noir.

Served at 57°F, it is perfect for summertime meals, with fresh salads or around a barbecue.

Chateau de Campuget wines are produced by respecting tradition while utilizing the most modern techniques. Although equipped with stainless-steel tanks and modern tools, wines are made and matured in a traditional way, and quality is strictly controlled from the vineyard to the bottle. Read more…

The Gin Buck

The Gin BuckBucks are long drinks made with some sort of liquor and ginge rale. And, they are excellent hot-weather drinks. Originally, only gin was used, but like a Collins, a buck may be made with a variety of liquors.

The Gin Buck combine the floral flavors of gin with ginger ale to bring together a refreshing and simple cocktail. This is a delicious summer cocktail that is somewhat sweet and definitely thirst-quenching.

We made our with lime juice, but you can use lemon or a combination of the two. Because the ginger ale is a prominent ingredient it is important to go with one that stands out. That is why we recommend using Tanqueray.

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El Jefe Cocktail

El Jefe CocktailEl Jefe (The Boss) is a sophisticated upgrade of the classic Tequila Sunrise. It uses mezcal and passion fruit nectar along with a splash of ginger. We have a great selection of mezcal in the store—just ask our Wine & Spirits department for a recommendation.

And, you can serve this cocktail up to El Jefe on Father’s Day for a delicious refreshment.

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