Gin Pick From The Vine
Jean Sébastien Robicquet and Bruno de Reilhac, the creative team of oenologists turned distillers that brought you Cîroc ultra-premium vodka, have returned with a dynamic gin that is both sophisticated and approachable. G’Vine is the first-ever gin made from grape spirit and hosting the essence of the rare green grape flower, which lasts just two weeks after blossoming. The elusive bloom is handpicked and carefully macerated in the Ugni Blanc grape spirit grown in the region of Cognac. Just Off The Shelf. [Photo: G'Vine bottle with G'Vinity cocktail.]
Choose Your Muse
This summer the little green fairy is going to get her butt whooped by another green charmer, the Midori muse. Our advice? Don’t be afraid to use the muse – whatever the season.
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Sweet Tea Spirit
Charleston South Carolina based FireFly Distillery recently launched a new flavored spirit, Sweet Tea Vodka. This new distillation, made from five-time distilled muscadine grapes, is handcrafted in small batches and infused with American tea grown on Wadmalaw Island and sugar cane grown in Louisiana.
Just Off The Shelf. [Photo: FireFly Sweet Tea logo.]
overgrown cocktails are made of liquor, grenadine (or other cordial),
and lemon or lime juice. Usually shaken with cracked ice, they are served
in a stein, metal cup or old fashioned glass over an ice cube and
decorated with fruit.
A Cocktail for Every Season. [Photo: Daisies.]