|Spirits for the Seasons|
Getting ready to enjoy a getaway cruise to Florida, the Caribbean or some other exotic destination? Relax with the following cocktails once the boat is moored for the night.
The winter party season is here. Whether you are planning a party or looking for a host/hostess gift, the following wines will pair well with just about any occasion.
1 1/2 oz. Cabana Cachaça
Shake all ingredients except seltzer with ice, strain into an ice-ﬁlled highball glass and top with a splash of club soda. Can also be strained into a martini glass without the club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Zaya Poolside Daiquiri
1 1/2 oz. Zaya rum
In a shaker, muddle mint, simple syrup and lime juice. Add Zaya, coconut water and ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Serve up with a mint sprig garnish.
1 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
Pour Corralejo Reposado Tequila and juices into a shaker half-ﬁlled with ice. Shake well and strain into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Fetzer Gewurztraminer, 2009
This Gewürztraminer is rich and complex. It is made with a traditional taste proﬁle, so it is just a bit sweet with crisp acidity. There are aromas of tangerine, mango and orange spice, joined by pineapple baked pear and a bit of cinnamon. The wine is zesty with clove, orange and caramelized apple ﬂavors.
Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Les Pierres, 2006
Les Pierres’ color is a ﬁne yellow gold, with perfect clarity, and presents aromas of kiwi, star fruit, lemongrass, white pepper, golden delicious apple, lychee, toasted nuts and nougat with the familiar ﬂinty lava dust and mineral notes that are deﬁning characteristics of the Les Pierres vineyard. It embodies earthy ﬂavors of Meyer lemon, kiwi, raw sugar, and cardamom with an overlay of toasted bread, oak spice and almond paste.
Little Black Dress Merlot, 2008
This medium-bodied merlot has subtle hints of ripe black cherry, and the slightest bouquet of fruit, sweet oak and warm herb.