Thirsty Thursday: Nectar Of A Goddess

Take your taste buds on a Peruvian journey with DÔA’s new Pachamama Sour cocktail. Created by the restaurant’s award-winning Bar Manager, Josh Gonzalezthe Incan goddess-inspired concoction blends Hendricks Gin, Zamaca, Yuzu, an egg white and Demerara Ginger Syrup to bring the senses to life.

Pachamama Sour
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
  2. .75 oz Zamaca
  3. .5 oz Yuzu
  4. .5 oz Demerara Ginger Syrup
  5. Egg white
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously, Double Strain into a Cocktail Glass
  2. Garnish: Lemon Zest discard then Angostura Hearts, Dehydrated Lemon.
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Tipsy Tuesday: Rum-or has it, it’s Just The Two Of Us this Summer by Ron Barceló

Summer officially begins June 21st and Ron Barceló is waiting on hand with its new refreshing tropical cocktail to enjoy alone or better yet with a partner in Rum! 

Just the Two of Us is a tropical paradise getaway in a glass using mango puree, lime juice, Ron Barceló Imperial and smoked paprika syrup to create a sweet and zesty libation with a lil’ #summervibe kick.

Just The Two Of Us
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ounce mango purée or juice
  2. 1 ounce lime juice
  3. 1 ounce smoked paprika syrup
  4. 2 ounces Ron Barceló Imperial
Instructions
  1. For smoked paprika syrup
  2. · Combine 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon smoked paprika powder to 2 cups boiling water
  3. · Stir let cool
  4. Shake strain over ice into rocks glass over crushed ice
  5. Garnish with lime wheels and mango slice
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Wine Wednesday: Kirkland Asolo Prosecco

Let’s expand further on my love for all things Costco! I recently picked up a bottle of their Kirkland Asolo Prosecco…it was $8.99 and a deal I couldn’t pass up, plus the purple label is pretty!

We had a Memorial weekend BBQ and brought out the Prosecco. It was so good! Filled with lots of effervescent bubbles and a semi-fruity start, the slightly dry finish makes this a perfect Prosecco! 

Peach, apple and pear aromas will greet you as you and stay with you through the finish. There isn’t extra sweetness which I find is a good thing. 

At this price, you should go pick up a case because under $9 is cause to celebrate!

Thirsty Thursday: Ron Barceló Pretty Girl

Summer body ready or not, Ron Barceló comes with no judgement with its Skinny take on the Mojito –Pretty Girl.

The almost-too-beautiful-to-drink cocktail mixes fresh watermelon juice, fresh lime, agave and Barceló Gran Platinum for a result that’s refreshing and light, allowing indulgence without the guilt.

Pretty Girl
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 ounce Barceló Gran Platinum
  2. 1.5 ounce fresh watermelon juice
  3. .25 ounce fresh lime
  4. .25 ounce agave
  5. 2 basil leaves ripped
Instructions
  1. Shake and double strain over ice
  2. Collins glass top with soda or cava
  3. Garnish with basil leaf and Nasturtium or Orchid (any edible flower)
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Wine Wednesday: Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with Costco, especially it’s wine department. I recently bought a bottle of their Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé because I know that Costco sources their Kirkland wines from top notch wineries and therefore it should be good stuff. For $8.99/bottle, I’d say it was more than just good stuff! It was a damn good rosé!

Over the last year I’ve fallen in love with rosés and to find one under $10 that makes me smile is beyond fabulous! It’s crisp and refreshing and perfect for summer! In fact, I’m going to Costco this week to prep for a Memorial Day BBQ and plan on picking up more! I found on CostcoWineBlog.com that Provence AOC rules mandate that wines are estate-bottled, and because wines are made from grapes that are grown specifically for rosé production, it’s difficult to find an AOC Provence Rosé for under $10. Thanks Costco for having such a kick ass wine department!

Most Provence Rosés are some combination of Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvedre. This wine also includes Tibouren, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This rosé isn’t too fruity and I promise you will enjoy it! Get to Costco now!!!