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Drink of the month for October is..............."Caramel Apple Mule"

1.5 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Caramel syrup
1 oz. Apple Cider
Ginger Beer

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a wooden mug over ice, top with ginger beer. Garnish with an apple.

Wine of the month for October is......"Ravage Dark Red Blend 2014"

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Sam’s, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: This fruit-forward, deep red blend is well balanced with layers of dark cocoa, rich mocha, and vanilla bean notes.

Drink of the month for September is..............."La Pina"

 

1.5 oz. Ciroc Pineapple Vodka
3 oz. Pineapple Juice

  Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge.


Wine of September is......"Pleasure Party Pink Moscato"

 

Price: $10-$12 approx.
Places: Specs and Total Wines
Alcohol: 11%
Info: A lovely balance of sweet sugar and tangy acidity. The flavors meld into a blend of sticky honey with cinnamon baked apples. Hints of vanilla wafers and creamy orange sherbet. The sweetness is dense and layered, but still shows light

Drink of the month for August is..............."Main Squeeze"

 

6 – 12 oz. light beers (Coors or Corona)
1 – 12 oz. can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
2 cups vodka

 

Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice and enjoy.

Wine of August is......"Three Thieves Cabernet Sauvignon 2014"

 

Price: $10 - $12 approx.
Places: Specs and Total Wines
Alcohol: 13.7%
Info: The Three Thieves can’t resist the allure of rubies, and this Cabernet Sauvignon sparkles like a gem. In the glass, it’s a brilliant ruby red, with inviting aromas of fresh cherries and toasted vanilla. Deep cherry and berry flavors are rich on the palate, leading the way for a powerful, full finish.

Drink of the month for July is..............."Watermelon"

 

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur
Cranberry Juice

 

Pour vodka, melon liqueur and juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of July is......"Columbia River Landing Riesling 2013"

 

Price: $3 - $5 approx.
Places: Trader Joes
Alcohol: 10.5%
Info: Originates from Washington's crisp northern latitude. With a unique climate including cold winters and a long, dry growing season, this wine showcases true varietal character. Enjoy the magnificent aromas of floral bouquets paired with fresh flavors of peach, honey, apricot, citrus fruit, and mineral nuances. This premium Riesling wine is best chilled, alone, or paired with roasted pork, Chinese food, Tex-Mex, and seafood.


Wine of the month for June is......"Raduis Riesling"

Price: $10
Places: Total Wine
Alcohol: 10.7%
Info: Washington- Aromas of lime, peach, and honeysuckle jump out of the glass. On the palate ripe nectarine, honeysuckle, and peach flavors are well-balanced by a crisp finish. This Riesling would pair with a wide variety of foods, including poultry, salads, and Asian/Mexican cuisine.


Drink of the month for June is........"Bulleit Sour"

1 ½ oz Bulleit Bourbon

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp sugar

1 orange slice

1 maraschino cherry

Add Bulleit Bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake with ice and strain into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.


 

Wine of the month for May is......"Albino Armani 1607"

Price: $12
Places: Total Wine
Alcohol: 12.5%
Info: Valdadige, Veneto, Italy- This delicate, floral Pinot Grigio has flavors of apple, mineral and hints of spice. This wine is an outstanding testament to Armani's decision to produce wines from prime vineyards under its own label. The perfect aperitif, great with seafood, pasta or salads.

Drink of the month for May is........"Pineapple bomber"

1 oz. Amaretto 1 oz. Southern Comfort Pineapple juice

Fill a glass with ice, then add amaretto and Southern Comfort. Fill rest of glass (at least 1/3 of volume) with pineapple juice.


Wine of the month for April is......"Santa Helena Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2014 " 

Price: $10.99
Places: Goody Goody, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13%
Info: Green-Yellow colored wine. In the nose, it combines fruit, flowers and wood. In the mouth, it is well balanced and presents notes of mature pineapple and mango. Best served at 12 degrees Celsius, in the company of fish, seafood and cheese. 


 

Drink of the month for April is........"Blue Breeze"

2 oz. Hpnotiq liqueur

1 oz. Coconut Rum

2-4 oz. pineapple juice

Pour hpnotiq, coconut rum and juice over ice and shake.


Wine of the month for March is......"Cherry Blossom Pinot Noir" 

Price: $3.99
Places: Trader Joes
Alcohol: 12.5%

Info: Cherry Blossom emerged victorious. Its aromas of rich, bright berries, toasty oak, and mocha lead to flavors of fresh fruit and chocolate cherries on the palate. The finish is silky smooth and leaves you wanting more.

 


Drink of the month for March is..............."Melon Ball"

2 oz. Midori melon liqueur

1 oz. Vodka

4 oz. pineapple juice

Pour Midori, vodka and juice over ice and shake.


Wine of the month for March is......"Lockwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2012"

Price: $10
Places: Kroger, Specs, Total Wines
Alcohol: 13.5%

Info: Our 2013 Monterey Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tempting aromas of blackberry, plum, and allspice. Alluring flavors of ripe, red berries and tasty notes of blackcurrant and pepper envelop the palate and lead to an elegantly smooth finish. 


Drink of the month for February is .............."Texas Shandy "

1 Shiner Prickly Pear Beer

2 oz Western Son Prickly Pear Vodka

Combine in frozen pint glass


Wine of the month for February is ......" 2014 Ruffino D’Asti "

Price: $7 - 10
Places: Kroger, Wal-mart, Specs, Total Wine, Trader Joes
Alcohol: 6%


Info
: Ruffino Moscato d’Asti is pleasantly sweet and fragrant with distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms. This wine is perfectly tempered by the freshness of its refined bubbles. Look for hints of elderberry and wisteria along with a sweet white-fruit finish.


Drink of the month for January is .............."Chocolate Shock "

8 oz Hot chocolate

1 oz Aftershock Hot & Cool cinnamon schnapps


Pour aftershock into a heatproof cup with hot chocolate, and serve.


Wine of the month for January is ......" 2013 Olema Pinot Noir "

Price: $8 - 10
Places: Kroger, Wal-mart, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 14.2%


Info
: An outpouring of beautiful ripe cherries intertwine with a hint of sweet vanilla on this wine. On the palate, dark berry flavors mingle with hints of cola, leather, earth and white pepper. Perfectly balanced refined fruit and silky tannins create a seductive, smooth wine.


Drink of the month for December is .............."Candy Cane Cocktail"

1 oz vanilla rum

1 oz white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)

1 oz peppermint schnapps

Candy cane, garnish


Add all liquid ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with candy cane.


Wine of the month for December is ......" Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc"

Price: $10 - 15
Places: Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13.0%


Info
: Marlborough, New Zealand- A passion fruit and gooseberry nose gives way to a palate sprinkled with ripe tropical fruit flavors, grapefruit and citrus. A full flavored Sauvignon Blanc with great balance and a lengthy finish.


Drink of the month for November is .............."Ciroc Apple Martini"

1 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 oz Ciroc apple vodka
1 oz apple juice


Chill a champagne or cocktail glass. Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Strain into glass and serve.


Wine of the month for November is ......"Bogle Essential Red 2013"

Price: $8-10
Places: Trader Joes, Kroger, Wal-mart, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%


Info: This Italian red is pleasing and soft, with notes of fresh picked blackberries and plums. Ideally served chilled it makes a great paring for a picnic or dessert.
Calling on their years of experience and tradition, Bogle winemakers have delivered a wine with...
rich enticing layers of complexity, starting with that first irresistible sip. Ripe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries. Luscious vanilla, caressing the palate from barrel aging in American and French oak. Juicy and silky throughout, with a finish that lingers of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco.
 


Drink of the month for October is..............."Moscow Mule"

1 oz. Vodka

½ oz. Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

Shake vodka and lime juice over ice then pour into a high ball glass and fill with ginger beer.


Wine of the month for October is......"Casa Rossa Rivata"

Price: $8-10
Places: Kroger, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 5.5%


Info: This Italian red is pleasing and soft, with notes of fresh picked blackberries and plums. Ideally served chilled it makes a great pearing for a picnic or dessert.


 

Drink of the month for September is..............."Apple Martini"

½ oz. Vodka

1 oz. Apple Schnapps

½ oz. apple juice

Shake vodka, apple schnapps and apple juice over ice then strain into a cocktail glass.


Wine of the month for September is......"Bogle Chardonnay"

Price: $8-10
Places: Trader Joes, Kroger, Wal-mart, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%


Info:
Bogle winemakers have captured these refreshing and ripe notes while allowing them to develop and intensify through stainless steel fermentation. Using the techniques of barrel fermentation, sur-lies aging and partial malolactic fermentation, this creates an elegant counterpart to the fresh fruit with tones of spicy vanilla and nutmeg. The creamy mouth feel adds just the final touch on the finish, reminiscent of an apple and pear galette.


Drink of the month for August is..............."Mexicola"

1 oz. Tequila

½ oz. Lime Juice

Cola

Pour tequila and lime juice over ice then fill with cola and stir.


Wine of the month for August is......"Blue Fin 2012 Viognier "

Price: $5-7
Places: Trader Joes, Kroger, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 12.5%


Info:
Juicy melon and apple fruit adds honeysuckle and more flowers on the finish. Extremely rare quality at this price point and an extraordinary value.


Drink of the month for June is ..............."MVP"

1 oz. Vodka

1/2 oz. Malibu Rum

1/2 oz. Midori

Pineapple Juice

Pour vodka, Midori, Malibu and fill with pineapple juice over ice.


Wine of the month for June is ......"Alamos Torrontes 2014"

Price: $9 Places: Trader Joes, Kroger, Specs, Total Wine Alcohol: 13% Info: The intense mountain sunlight and pure snowmelt of the Andes gives the Alamos Torrontes its explosive floral aromatic character and bright citrus flavors. This crisp refreshing wine is excellent with spicy empanadas and grilled fish


Drink of the month for May is..............."Bacardi Cocktail"

1 oz. Bacardi

Sweet n sour

Grenadine

Pour rum over ice and fill with sweet n sour and shake. Then a dash of grenadine on top.


Wine of the month for May is......"2013 Green Fin California Pinot Noir"

Price: $9
Places:  Trader Joes
Alcohol: 13.0 %

Info: Light red wine, mellow, tastes like red cherries and made in Madera, Cali with organic grapes.


Drink of the month for April is..............."Planters Punch"

1 oz. Meyers Rum

Dash of grenadine

Orange Juice

Sweet n Sour

Pour Meyers, grenadine, equal parts orange juice and sweet n sour in a shaker and shake then pour out over ice.


 

Wine of the month for April is......"BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon"

Price: Under $10
Places:  Kroger, Specs, Total Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: Our Cabernet Sauvignon has lush, velvety blackberry, dark cherry and toasty oak flavors, which pair well with hearty foods, such as steak, lamb, or pasta.


Drink of the month for March is..............."Texas Water Moccasin"

1 oz. Crown Royal

½ oz. Peach Schnapps

Splash of Orange Juice

Pour Crown, peach schnapps and juice over ice and shake.


 

Wine of the month for March is......"Chloe Red No. 249"

Price: $10
Places: Kroger, Total Wine Specs
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: Chloe Red No. 249 blossoms from classic grape varietals cultivated in prized vineyards on California’s North Coast to create an elegant, rich and complex red blend. An enticing nose precedes deep layers of expressive, dark fruit flavors blended with notes of rich espresso and spice on the palate. A full, luxurious mouth feel gives way to an alluring and lingering finish.


 

Drink of the month for February is..............."Chocolate Martini"

1 oz. Vodka

½ oz. Dark Godiva

½ oz. White Godiva

Chocolate shavings

Pour vodka, white and dark Godiva over ice in a shaker and shake. Pour in martini glass with no ice. Put chocolate shavings on top.


 

Wine of the month for February is......"Bass Creek Cabernet Sauvignon"

Price: Under $10
Places:  Specs, Total Wine and Kroger
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: Where good taste is always the catch of the day. Enjoy this cabernet sauvignon with grilled foods, hearty pasta and cheeseburgers.


 

Drink of the month for January is..............."Strawberry Patron Kiss"

1 1/2 oz. Strawberry Rum (Bacardi Drangonberry)

1 1/2 oz. Patron Tequila

1/2 oz.  Triple Sec

Margarita Mix

Pour rum, Patron, triple sec and margarita mix over ice and stir vigorously.  


 

Wine of January is......"Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2013"

Price: $20 approx.
Places: Specs & Total Wines 
Alcohol: 12.5% approx.
Info: Fresh, clean bouquet and a crisp, sophisticated flavor brightened with hints of citrus 


 

Drink of the month for December is..............."Hot Chocolate Shots"

 

1 /2 oz. Vanilla Vodka

1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Hot Chocolate Mix

Garnish:

Whipped cream

Dash of hot coco mix

Crushed Oreos 

Use a 2 oz. shot glass. Make the hot chocolate. Pour in the vodka and Bailey’s Irish cream and fill with hot coco. Top off with garnish of whipped cream, and then sprinkle hot coco and crushed Oreos.


Wine of December is......"LOS VASCOS Cabernet Sauvignon 2013"

Price: $7-10 approx.
Places: Specs , Total Wines 
Alcohol: 14% approx.
Info: Beautiful ruby color. The nose opens with intense notes of fresh red fruit, such as cherries and strawberries, lightly underscored with aromas of thyme, bay and mint. Superb volume on the palate, with soft yet well-defined tannins makes this a wine with a fine balance of fruit.


Drink of the month for November is..............."Crownberry Apple"

1 ½ oz. Crown Royal Apple

4 oz Cranberry Juice

Pour Crown Apple and cranberry juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. 


Wine of November is......" Voga Pinot Grigio"

Price: $10-12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Target, Specs , Total Wines 
Alcohol: 12% approx.
Info: Italian Pinot Grigio is normally very light and crisp, but VOGA Italia combines the soft alluring flavors of Veneto with the structure and breed of Trentino to produce what we feel is the perfect Pinot Grigio


Drink of the month for October is..............."Texas Grapefruit"

1 1/2 oz. Lonespur Texas Grapefruit vodka

1/2 oz. SANPELLEGRINO Blood Orange Soda

Sweet n sour

Pour grapefruit vodka, soda and sweet n sour over ice and stir vigorously. 


 

Wine of October is......"LAR de SOTOMAYOR 2010"

Price: $10-12 approx.
Places: Costco, Specs , Total Wines 
Alcohol: 14% approx.
Info: From the traditional land of Rioja comes this tempranillo loaded with dark fruit, balsamic and spicy aromas, dense, rich full body wine


 

Drink of the month for September is..............."Watermelon Margarita"

1 oz Watermelon Puckers

1 oz Tequila

½ oz triple sec

Sweet and Sour

 

Pour Puckers, Tequila and triple sec into a shaker then shake vigorously. Then pour over ice into a glass.


 

Wine of September is......" Black Mountain 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Fat Cat"

Price: $5-6 approx.
Places: Trader Joes
Alcohol: 12.5%
Info: Black Mountain Fat Cat Cabernet Sauvignon is exemplified by a wide range of flavor profiles. Black cherry, plum, anise, and vanilla emerge as each sip stimulates the senses. The balance of tannins and acid contributes to the fullness of the wine as it lingers on the palate.


 

Drink of the month for August is..............."Honey Lemonade"

 

1 oz. Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey

Simply Lemonade

Pour Jack Daniels and lemonade over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. 


 

Wine of August is......"Becker Vineyards 2012 Fascination Red Wine"

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Total Wines, Specs, Wal-Mart, Kroger
Alcohol: 14.4%
Info: Becker Vineyards Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon offers notes of fed berry fruit with spice as well as rich and balanced tannins.

 

 

Drink of the month for July is..............."Pink Coco"

 

1 part  MALIBU 

1 part Cranberry Juice

1 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice

 

Pour all the ingredients over cubed ice in a highball. Stir to mix and   chill. Then garnish with a twist and a wedge of grapefruit.


Wine of July is......"Soleil Mimosa Orange" 

 

Price: $10 approx.

Places: Market Street, World Market, Wine and Liquor Store

Alcohol: 9% approx.

Info: Mimosa is a blissful blend of luscious juices and premium white wine graced with a light effervescence. Our sixth-generation French winemakers have been producing this unique product for over 30 years.


 

Drink of the month for June is..............." Peach Moon"

 

1 bottle of Blue Moon

1 oz of peach Schnapps

Orange Juice 

 

Pour half a bottle of Blue Moon in a tall glass, then 1 ounce of peach schnapps and top off with orange juice. 


Wine of June is......"Roscato Rosso Dolce Sweet Red" 

 

Price: $12 approx. Places: CVS 

Alcohol: 7% approx.

Info: Roscato is an irresistible, delicately sweet, gently fizzy red wine from the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Made from three native grape varieties grown in this beautiful region for centuries – Croatina, Teroldego and Lagrein – Roscato makes a wonderful aperitif and is also incredibly food-friendly.


 

Drink of the month for May is..............." Moscato Strawberry Lemonade"

 

1 bottle pink moscato

6 cups lemonade

¼ cups of strawberry vodka

Frozen Strawberry Slices

Lemon Slices 

 

Mix altogether in a large pitcher. 


Wine of May is......"Beviamo Moscato D’Asti"  

Price: $12 approx. Places: Kroger, Sams, Specs , Total Wines 

Alcohol: 5.5% approx.

Info: Beviamo Moscato d'Asti is fresh, fragrant, and frizzante with vibrant, flavors and aromas of ripe stone fruit, tangerines, and honey. The wine is concentrated and flavorful, but not overly rich or heavy; sweet, yet balanced.


 

Drink of the month for April is..............."Cherry Lifesaver"

 

1 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Vodka
Cranberry Juice

Pour amaretto, vodka and cranberry over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.


Wine of April is......"Woop Woop Shiraz"

 

Price: $10-12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Target, Specs , Total Wines
Alcohol: 13.5% approx.
Info: This wine’s deep dark red hue, and rich purple edge is followed by a plum, jammy aroma reminiscent of freshly ripened fruit. Its mild, smooth tannins showcase a bit of oak aging, balanced with complexity through the finish


 

Drink of the month for March is..............."Electric Lemonade"

 

1 ½ oz. Vodka
Sweet n Sour

Splash Sprite Pour Vodka, sweet n sour over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. Top off with a splash of sprite.


Wine of March is......"Jelly Bean Moscato"

 

Price: $10-12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Target, Specs , Total Wines
Alcohol: 10.5% approx.
Info: In the mouth, the wine’s vibrant flavors of stone fruit and lime dance on the palate alongside fragrant notes of orange blossom. It’s a light-bodied yet lush pour-a hint of substance that comes courtesy of Italian sunshine-that finishes with just a hint of sweetness.


 

Drink of the month for February is..............."Lemon Drop"

 

1 oz. lemon vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
Sweet n sour

 

Pour lemon vodka, triple sec and sweet n sour over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. If you like squeeze lemon in and a sprinkle of sugar.


Wine of February is......"Chateau Julien Merlot"

 

Price: $10-12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Target, Specs , Total Wines
Alcohol: 13.5% approx.
Info: This wine’s deep dark red hue, and rich purple edge is followed by a plum, jammy aroma reminiscent of freshly ripened fruit. Its mild, smooth tannins showcase a bit of oak aging, balanced with complexity through the finish.


Drink of the month for January is..............."Royal Fuck"

 

1 oz. Crown Royal
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
Cranberry Juice
 
Pour Crown, peach schnapps and cranberry over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of January is......"Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel"

 

Price: $8-$10 approx.
Places: Kroger, Target, Specs , Total Wines
Alcohol: 14.5%
Info: Info: Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak. Break out a bottle Gnarly Old Vine Zin and pair with BBQ pork ribs, moms favorite Chili or steak fajitas.

Drink of the month for December is..............."White Russian"

 

1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Kahula
2 oz. Half and Half (or Milk)
 
Pour vodka, Kahula, half and half over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of December is......"Mark West Pinot Noir"

 

Price: $8-$10 approx.
Places: Walgreens, Walmart , Total Wines
Alcohol: 13%
Info: A delicate and juicy, medium-bodied red with raspberry, sweet cherry, and nutmeg spice.

Drink of the month for November is..............."Blue Hawaiian"

 

1/2 oz. Malibu Rum
1/2 oz. Blue Curacoa
4 oz. Pineapple Juice

 

Pour Malibu, blue curacao and juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of November is......"Bogle Chardonnay"

 

Price: $10-$12 approx.
Places: Krogers, Walmart
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: Chardonnay grapes grown in Clarksburg are known for their characteristic apple and pear aromas and flavors. Bogle winemakers have captured these refreshing and ripe notes while allowing them to develop and intensify through stainless steel fermentation. Additional grapes are vinted using the techniques of barrel fermentation, sur-lies aging and partial malolactic fermentation, which creates an elegant counterpart to the fresh fruit with tones of spicy vanilla and nutmeg. The creamy mouthfeel adds just the final touch on the finish, reminiscent of an apple and pear galette.

Drink of the month for October is..............."Asskicker"

 

1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Midori
1/2 oz. Blue Curacoa
4 oz. Pineapple Juice

 

Pour vodka, midori, blue curacoa and juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of October is......"Montes Twins Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon"

 

Price: $10-$12 approx.
Places: Krogers
Alcohol: 14%
Info: Beautiful lively ruby red color. Young and great power in this wine. The perfect harmony between the aromas of red fruits from Cabernet Sauvignon and the hint of plums from Malbec makes this wine very elegant and attractive. Sweet, fresh and firm tannins from Cabernet Sauvignon combine very nicely with the velvety and smooth body from Malbec. A seductive lingering in the mouth.

Drink of the month for September is..............."Alien Secretion"

 

1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Midori
Pineapple Juice
Splash of Sprite

 

Pour Malibu, Midori and pineapple juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. Then top off with a splash of Sprite.

Wine of September is......" Eden Ridge Chardonnay Mendocino"

 

Price: $12 approx.
Places: Total Wines ( 75 and Park Ln. Next to Toys R Us)
Alcohol: 14.4%
Info: Mendocino, CA- Aromas of ripe apple, lemon zest and toasted caramel, this Chardonnay is full of peach, poached pear and butterscotch flavors. Pairs well with grilled salmon or roasted chicken. Voted #3 of Total Wine’s Top 20.

Drink of the month for August is..............."Cherry Life Saver"

 

1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Vodka
Cranberry Juice
Splash of grenadine

 

Pour amaretto, vodka, and juice over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass. 

Wine of August is......"D’Autrefois Pinot Noir"

 

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Total Wines ( 75 and Park Ln. Next to Toys R Us)
Alcohol: 13%
Info: Vin de Pays, France- Fantastic value in a complex Pinot Noir, from a winery with longstanding ties to Burgundy. An alluring bouquet of cherry and berry fruit is framed by subtle vanilla and spice note with a ripe & crisp finish.

Drink of the month for July is..............."Blinker"

 

2 oz. Rye Whiskey ( Jim Bean or Knob Creek)
Grapefruit Juice
Splash of grenadine

 

Pour whiskey, juice and grenadine over ice and shake vigorously. Then pour back into glass.

Wine of July is......"Mer Soleil Silver"

 

Price: $20 approx.
Places: Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores
Alcohol: 14.5%
Info: Bright minerality and fresh-cut hay qualities are apparent on the nose, followed by zesty citrus and stone-fruit notes. Seamless fruit flavors of grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry shine through on the mid-palate, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of food, particularly fresh summer salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and guacamole.

Drink of the month for June is..............."Electric Lemonade"

 

1 1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
Sweet & Sour Mix
7 up or sprite

 

Pour rum, blue curacao and sweet & sour mix over ice in a glass. Shake. Then top off Sprite and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Wine of June is......"Acronym Great White Wine"

 

Price: $9 - $12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores
Alcohol: 12.5%
Info: The Acronym White Blend begins with grapes carefully selected at their peak of flavor. The stems are removed and the grapes are pressed within hours of harvest. The juice is then settled overnight, transferred to steel tanks for fermentation lasting seven to nine days, and stored cold until bottling to preserve the natural fruit flavor.

Drink of the month for May is..............."Enter The Dragon"

 

1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Dragon Berry Flavored Rum
1/2 oz. Ginger Ale

 

Pour ingredients over ice in a glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Wine of May is......"Kung Fu Girl Riesling"

 

Price: $9 - $12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Sam's (best place to find it)
Alcohol: 11%
Info: This wine kicks ass with tons of complexity, showing notes of white peach, Linden leaves and slate. Lovely focused acidity, finishing very long with mandarin orange and lots of minerality.

Drink of the month for April is..............."French Connection"

 

1 1/2 oz. Cognac
3/4 oz. Amaretto or Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur

 

Pour the cognac and the amaretto or Grand Marnier into a snifter glass.

Wine of April is......"Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon"

 

Price: $9 - $12 approx.
Places: Walmart, Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Sam's (best place to find it)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: This wine offers luscious blackberry, cassis, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Hints of toffee linger on the fruity finish. The rich, velvety flavors make a dynamite match with grilled steak, roasted game, garlicky lamb chops and aged cheeses.

Drink of the month for March is..............."Sea Breeze"

 

1 1/2 oz. vodka
4 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. grapefruit juice

 

Pour vodka over ice into a glass and add juices . Use a lime as a garnish.

Wine of March is......"Lesse - Fitch Sauvignon Blanc"

 

Price: $10 - $12 approx.
Places: Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Sam's (best place to find it)
Alcohol: 13.0%
Info: This wine has clean aromas of lemon peel, ground ginger, and blanched almonds. The palate has a bright acidity that carries along zesty and refreshing flavors of fresh citrus and white nectarine.

Drink of the month for February is..............." Mexican Martini"

 

2 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 oz lime juice
2 oz orange juice
1 splash Sprite® soda
2 olives

 

Pour all ingredients into a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a large cocktail/martini glass (8+ ounces) with a salt rim. Add two olives or a spear, and serve.

Wine of February is......"Robert Mondavi Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon"

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Wal-Mart , Kroger, Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Sam's (best place to find it)
Alcohol: 3.5%
Info: This is a great wine for its price point. Even white wine drinkers would like the smooth finish. 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from cool-climate Central Coast grapes and has been blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of various wines. The wine has a smooth texture and sweet, red-fruit character that distinguishes California's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. Flavors of cherry and blueberry, along with smoky oak and vanilla accents invigorate the palate and provide a lengthy finish. Enjoy with rib roasts, grilled steak, roast duck, spare ribs, lasagna, or flavorful hard cheeses.

Drink of the month for Janurary is..............." Grand Duchess"

 

1 oz. of Vodka
.5 oz. Triple Sec
Cranberry Juice
Orange Juice

 

Combine with ice in shaker. Shake and pour into a low ball glass.

Wine of Janurary is......" Blue River Riesling "

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Sam's (best place to find it)
Alcohol: 9.5%
Info: Dr. Willkomm's Blue River Riesling has intensely refreshing pure fruit notes of apples, pears, and apricots with a slight touch of sweetness on the finish. This is a great tasting white wine. You have to try it.

Drink of the month for December is..............." Baileys Hazelnut Martini"

 

2 oz. of Baileys Hazelnut Flavor
.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Cocoa Powder Sprinkles

 

Combine with ice in shaker. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Add a light sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Wine of December is......" Cherry on Top Sweet White Wine "

 

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 12%
Info: Sweeter-style white wine blend made with our favorite impossible-to-pronounce varietals. Tastes like everything we love about summer - ripe stone fruit and fresh honey. Has a great blend of muscat, white riesling, gewurztraminer, chenin blanc, viognier and a few others.

Drink of the month for November is..............." Trail Punch"

 

1 1/2 oz. of Malibu Rum Pineapple
Orange Juice
Cranberry Juice

 

Pour Malibu Rum over ice and fill in with half OJ and Cranberry.

Wine of November is.." Hogue Riesling"

 

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 12%
Info: Our Riesling has fragrant aromas of apricot, peach, melon, lemon-lime, and a drizzle of honey. The flavors are a delicate blend of apricot and tangerine, with a pleasing mineral edge and crisp, refreshing acidity. Slightly sweet, this is the wine to serve with fresh spring rolls, spicy ahi curries or grilled halibut.

Drink of the month for October is..............."Honey Punch"

 

1½ oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • lemonade or sour mix
  • apple juice
  • cranberry juice

 

Fill a tall or highball glass with ice. Pour Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey. Fill glass with juices. Shake. Garnish with a cherry.

Wine of October is.." Trader Joe's Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon"

 

Price: $3 approx.
Places: Trader Joes
Alcohol: 12.5%
Info: Its just a good red wine for cheap, pretty straight forward.

Drink of the month for September is..............."Lime - a- Rita Crush"

 

1 Can of Lime-a-Rita
Any orange Juice

 

Pour over ice shake and enjoy. The orange juice makes it super smooth. Considering it was sold out in most stores in September I had no choice.

Wine of Septemnber is.." Cupcake Angel Food White Wine"

 

Price: $12 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 13%
Info: Made with premium chardonnay grapes as a base, this proprietary white blend is luscious, aromatic and delightfully reminiscent of an Angel Food cupcake. Flavors of baked Granny Smith apple and hints of toasty vanilla combine for a creamy mouth feel that has become a signature of Cupcake Vineyards.

Drink of the month for August is..............."Xrated French Kiss"

 

1oz X-RATED® Fusion Liqueur®
1 oz premium vodka
1 oz lemonade

 

Pour over ice shake and enjoy.

Wine of August is.." Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio"

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 12.5%
Info: This wine has a clear, straw yellow color, with light golden reflections. A low concentration of surmaturo grapes gives the wine tropical fruit notes that make this unique vintage truly exotic, with apple and pineapple aromas and flavors. The wine is light bodied, with a pleasantly soft palate and a long finish.

Drink of the month for July is..............."Texas Water Moccasin"

 

1 oz. Crown Royal
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
Splash with Orange Juice

 

Pour in crown and peach schnapps over ice. Then add orange juice.

Wine of July is.." Woodbridge Cabernet/Merlot"

 

Price: $11 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: Our 2009 Cabernet-Merlot combines some of the best attributes of both varietals to produce a velvety-smooth, yet delightfully full-flavored wine. We’ve captured Merlot’s lush, plummy aromas and silky black cherry flavors along with the more structured blackberry character of Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of sandalwood, mocha, and vanilla oak lend a nice bit of spice to the wine. This easygoing wine pairs well with a wide variety of dishes, from grilled hamburgers and steak to barbecued chicken or sausage ragout.

Drink of the month for June is..............."Orange Crush shoot"

 

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
Fill with Orange Juice
Splash of 7-Up

 

Pour in vodka and triple sec over ice. Then add orange juice and a splash of 7-Up.

Wine of June is.." Robert Mondavi Meritage""

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 13.5%
Info: The 2009 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Meritage starts with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum, a little vanilla, and some floral notes. It tastes a bit on the jammy side, but very good. The wine has a nice, smooth mouthfeel with black cherry and blackberry flavors. The medium-short finish shows some very soft tannins that are maybe a tad too soft. This wine might be even better on day 2 so give it some air. Very nice.

Drink of the month for May is..............."BeerRita"

 

3 Bottles of Bud Light Lime
1 can of 12 oz Frozen Limeade
Any tequila (even cheap ones)
Any Orange Juice

 

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice filled glass.Yes, I know I already put this out in October but it's such a great summer drink. Ingredients will go in a pitcher. First pour in 3 bottles of bud light lime, then the limeade. After you pour out the limeade fill the can with tequila all the way and pour in. Last you pour orange juice in the can and pour in. Stir it up and put on ice or put it on the fridge. You are in for a sneaky treat !!!!!!!!!

Wine of May is.." Sutter Home Pink Moscato"

 

Price: $8 approx.
Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Walmart
Alcohol: 10.1%
Pearing: Crab Cakes Nicoise Salad with Grilled Spice Rubbed Shrimp, grapes pears
Info: Aromas of creamy white peaches and caramel and of course those sweet scents are not to be outdone by the luscious passion fruit and honeydew melon flavors with a hint of sweet vanilla. The Moscato is then blended with just a whisper of rose' wine—the gorgeous result is a crisp, refreshing, balanced wine with lush aromas and flavors.

Drink of the month for April................"Tanteo Jalapeno Margarita"

 

2 oz Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila ( Liqour stores or SPEC)
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 oz Agave Nectar ( or Simple Syrup)

 

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice filled glass.

Wine of April is ……." DeLoach Vinyards, Pinot Noir"

 

Price: $12 approx.
Places: Wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods, Specs
Alcohol: 13.5%
Note: Lovingly handcraft the juice to bring out the mouthwatering cherry and cranberry fruit flavors and notes of smoke and black pepper that make this wine so elegant.

Drink of the month for March................"Liquid Viagra"

 

1 1/2 oz shot of Jagermeister
1/3 can of Red Bull

 

Pour red bull into a glass. Add a shot of jagermeister, including the shot glass, into the red bull.
Shoot it down.

Wine of March is ……." Castillo De MOLINA, Pinot Noir"

 

Price: $10 approx.
Places: Wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods
Alcohol: ?
Note: This wine has been made with Pinot Noir grapes sourced from Curicó Valley. The vineyards are planted in a soft slopy zone. Conduction system of the vines is that of vertical trellis with drip irrigation. Ruby red color, marked by berries and cherries, round and kind on the palate.

Drink of the month for Feburary................"Aztec-Rita"

 

1 oz of Tequila
1/2oz of Apple Schnapps
Sweet n Sour or Margarita Mix

 

Fill an 10oz glass with ice. Pour in Tequila and Apple Schapps and fill with sweet n sour or margarita mix. Shake the drink and enjoy.

Wine of Februray is ……." Frisk Riesling 2011"

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods
Alcohol: 9.5
Pearings: Made by a team of maverick winemakers hailing from Victoria’s far corners, Frisk is crafted by seasoned hands. Harvested in the chilly eve, prized free-run Riesling juice is fermented with canny yeasts that ensure the wine is sporting plenty of aromatic verve. And the prickle? A gentle spritz courtesy of those clever yeasts, captured to deliver a palate-rousing tickle.

Drink of the month for January ……… “Sour Grandfather”

 

1 oz of scotch
½ oz of Amaretto
Sweet n Sour

 

Fill an 8 oz glass with ice. Pour in scotch & amaretto and fill with sweet n sour. Stir or shake the drink and enjoy.

Wine of January is ……." Lockwood Chardonnay 2010"

 

Price: $9 approx.
Places: Kroger, Walmart, Wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods
Alcohol: 13.5
Parings: Serve with variety of seafood and chicken dishes
Info: Aromas of fresh pineapple and orange blossom are supported by French oak nuances. Flavors of nectarine and white peach fill the front palate as citrus tones through the finish. The combination of aromas, flavors and textures create a charming Chardonnay experience

Drink of the month for December is ..............."Ciroc Peach on the rocks"

 

Ciroc Peach
3 lime slices

 

Simply pour Ciroc peach over ice and be sure to have three limes. Squeeze the limes over after pouring and enjoy. This is by far some of the smoothest vodka's I have had in awhile. Try it with sprite or pineapple juice its a winner either way it goes.

Wine of December is …….." Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon"

 

Price: $8 approx.
Places: Kroger, Walmart, Wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods
Alcohol: 12.5
Parings: Serve with venison glazed with a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce or baked brie drizzled with honey
Info: This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and cassis. These levels of dark fruits melt with the tastes of cocoa and toasty oak and ends with a long, smooth and silky finish.”

Drink of the month for October is..............."BeerRita"

 

3 Bottles of Bud Light Lime
1 can of 12 oz Frozen Limeade
Any tequila (even cheap ones)
Any Orange Juice

 

Ingredients will go in a pitcher. First pour in 3 bottles of bud light lime, then the limeade. After you pour out the limeade fill the can with tequila all the way and pour in. Last you pour orange juice in the can and pour in. Stir it up and put on ice or put it on the fridge. You are in for a sneaky treat !!!!!!!!!

Wine of October is.." Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2009"

 

Price: $10 approx. Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores, Market Street, Whole Foods Alcohol: 13.5 Pearings: Crab Cakes Nicoise Salad with Grilled Spice Rubbed Shrimp , grapes pears Info: Aromas of poached pear, caramel apple, spice and a hint of blossoms precede a mouthful of bright fruit, reminiscent of a fresh Gala apple. The refined flavors of this crisp Chardonnay end with a gracefully lingering finish of cream and butter nuances

Drink of the month for September is........"Vodka Punch"

 

1 quart Cranberry juice 2 cups vodka 1 can - 6 oz. frozen lemonade 1 1/2 quart - 7up chilled (48 oz)

 

Simply combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or large pitcher and chill.

Wine of September is.." Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti Sourgal 2010"

 

Price: $12 approx. Places: Beer, wine & Liquor stores Alcohol: N/A Pearings: White meats, fruits, and light cheeses Info: A fantastic little sparkler with aromas of peach, orange blossom and honeysuckle. Delicate, delicious, and perfectly balanced.