Finally Friday: Rum’stache Cocktail

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It’s that time of year we ditch the ribbons and sport beards and mustaches instead in support of men’s healthRon Barceló honors the month with its deliciously foamy cocktail, The Doctor.

Created by Villa Azur, the cocktail is Barceló licensed to give imbibers a #Rumstache while keeping taste buds buzzing with its combination of Barceló Imperial, Licor 43, Ginger Licor, and expresso shot, cinnamon and coffee foam.

Rum'stache
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Ingredients
  1. 2 oz. Barceló Imperial Rum
  2. 1/2 oz. Licor 43
  3. 1/2 oz. Ginger Licor
  4. 1 Espresso Shot
  5. Cinnamon and Coffee Foam
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients with the espresso shot, served it in a mug, topped it with cinnamon and coffee foam. Garnish cinnamon sticks and golden chocolate flakes.
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Wine Wednesday: Cherry Blossom Cocktail

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We, at ONEHOPE Wine, want to help educate thousands of women on their risks and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer via our cause partner OCRFA!

This month our Reserve Rose’ Pack is on SALE! 3 Reserve bottles for$59 (valued at $74) plus free shipping!Rose’ wine has become increasingly more popular as a go to wine. Our Reserve Rose’ is fabulous just as a glass, but you can also create amazing cocktails with it as well! Check out our Cherry Blossom Cocktail!

Cherry Blossom Cocktail
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Ingredients
  1. Chilled One Hope Wine Rosé
  2. Cherry Herring Liquor (or any cherry liquor you prefer, can’t find cherry, use another berry liquor)
  3. Cherry blossom sprig for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill your cup with Rosé and then top off with a splash of cherry liquor. Garnish with a cherry blossom sprig.
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Tasting Tuesday: How to Host a Wine Tasting

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In the past week I’ve hosted 3 Wine Tastings, both in my home and at outside venues. Have you hosted one? Are you scared about what it would take? I’m here to tell you it’s super simple and I can help you…I’ll even come over to do the tasting for you and do the setup!

My tastings are with ONEHOPE Wine and normally 6 to 12 bottles per tasting. They can be all white, all red, a combination of them…it’s totally up to you and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. On Friday I hosted a tasting in my home featuring our Rosés which benefit breast cancer clinical trials. I created a gorgeous tablescape using my favorite purple petal taffeta linens topped with a few gold circular placemats I picked up at Target for $3. Light some candles and have your tasting glasses ready! I frame some wording about each wine as well…the tasting notes, type of wine and the cause impact it has from ONEHOPE (meaning what cause benefits from the purchase of the bottle). 

Friends come over and I explain ONEHOPE, the wine, the cause impact it provides and then we’ll chat about the tasting notes. I prefer to taste the wine before reading the winemaker’s notes so that I can define what I taste in the wine. It’s truly as simple as that. Add some cheese to go with each wine or special food pairings to jazz things up. I can help you with that too! 

If you’re in the Bay Area and would like to host a tasting with me, I’d love to work with you on planning one! I have extra special pricing for the wine for your tasting and 10% of whatever is sold during your event will go to a nonprofit of YOUR choice! It’s called drinking for a cause and making an impact…where else can you do that and have so much fun while doing it?! Swirl, smell and sip!

Thirsty Thursday: Not Your #Basic Pumpkin Spice

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It’s no secret that right behind my love for wine, is my love for PUMPKIN! I go nuts for all things flavored pumpkin…no, seriously I do! Ron Barceló has come out with a Pumpkin Spice Dominican Coffee recipe…OMG, yes please! 

t’s #basic knowledge that we’re pits deep in Pumpkin Spice season, so Ron Barceló broke away from the generic mold to create the Pumpkin Spiced Dominican Coffee.  

Combining Ron Barceló Añejo, hot coffee, pumpkin purée and demerara syrup, the buzzy coffee will keep even the most #basic warm this fall! In case you’re wondering what demerara syrup is…it’s a simple syrup made with demerara sugar instead of white sugar. It’s darker than dark brown sugar and has a more caramelized flavoring to it. You can buy it pre-made or simply use equal parts sugar and water!

Pumpkin Spiced Dominican Coffee

Pumpkin Spiced Dominican Coffee
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 oz Ron Barceló Añejo
  2. .5 oz Demerara syrup
  3. .5 oz pumpkin purée
  4. 4 oz hot coffee
Instructions
  1. Build all ingredients in an Irish coffee glass
  2. Top with unsweetened whipped cream
  3. Garnish with star anise
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Thirsty Thursday: The Storm Is Coming

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While it’s passed for some and on its way for others, it’s safe to say one storm survival kit item to stock up on is BarcelóRum to make those nerve calming whistles wetter. 

Combining Ron Barceló Añejo, muddled blackberries, lemon, simple syrup, agua fava and one rosemary sprig, this delicious cocktail will prove to be storm proof.

The Storm Is Coming
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Ingredients
  1. Muddle 3 blackberries
  2. one rosemary sprig
  3. 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  4. 1/2 ounce lemon
  5. 1 ounce agua fava
  6. 2 Ounces Barceló Añejo
Instructions
  1. Dry shake for 10 seconds, add ice shake for 30 seconds until foam appears
  2. Strain into coupe
  3. Garnish with blackberry skewered onto a rosemary sprig and a line of peauchyed butters
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