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Arnold Palmer with a Twist

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The sun is shining, pools are open and the cocktails are flowing. YES!  Summer is here and it feels so good!

July’s delicious cocktail is another easy-to-make cocktail… All you need is some Deep Eddy Sweet Tea, lemonade and lemons to create this delicious beverage everyone (above 21) will love.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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Ingredients:

  • Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka: Tasting Notes – Deep Eddy Sweet Tea begins with our 10x-distilled Original Vodka, to which we add real, whole-leaf Indonesian Black Tea and sweeten with a hint of organic honey from a local Texas Hill Country apiary. Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka was our first product, but like the rest of our vodkas, doesn’t take itself too seriously!
  • Lemonade: We used organic lemonade from our next store neighbor, Stop & Shop
  • Lemon wedge

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Make It: Mix together 2 ounces of Deep Eddy with 4 ounces of lemonade and add a lemon wedge

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We hope you enjoy this cocktail safely! Have a great summer and we hope to see you at Mystic Wine Shoppe soon.

~ Taylor (The cocktail mixer and maker)

Delicious Summer Margaritas

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Who doesn’t LOVE a good summer margarita?!

The one thing we know is that this margarita recipe is EASY, refreshingly delicious and sure to be the perfect companion at your next pool party, camping adventure or BBQ. Check it out –

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Ingredients:

  • Silver Tequila (we used Milagro Tequila)
  • Agalima Organic Margarita Mix: This delicious mix is made with single-pressed limes and Jalisco blue agave nectar
    • We have this available for purchase at Mystic Wine Shoppe
  • Fresh limes

How to make it:

  • Mix together 2 ounces of tequila, 4 ounces mix and add fresh lime juice

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What’s your go-to margarita recipe? Please share!

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2019 Grand Rosé Wine Tasting Recap

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Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd annual Grand Rosé Tasting.  We had an amazing turnout and got to chat with so many great people.  Our wine vendors didn’t disappoint and came ready to pour; sampling 13 delicious wines for our attendees. We look forward to many more tastings at Mystic Wine Shoppe.

Here are some photos from the event – 

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Check our weekly tasting schedule for our next beer and wine tastings. Thanks!

 

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Summer Moscow Mule

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This summer we’re excited to sip these tasty Summer Moscow Mules by the pool! Raise your hand if agree! Now, don’t get us wrong, we love ourselves a classic Moscow Mule but wanted to put a fresh summer twist on it.  Our recipe includes fresh oranges and soda water… give it a try!

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Pour 3 ounces of Ketel One Vodka in a glass with ice
  • Add ginger beer and soda water (use as much or as little as you would like)
  • Squeeze oranges and limes into the drink
  • Enjoy! Cheers!

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We hope you love it as much as our Mystic Wine Shoppe team does.  Stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe and grab your vodka for this cocktail.

Thanks!

April’s Cocktail of The Month

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This month we’ve got summer pool parties, bbq’s, Red Sox Games, and other outdoor celebrations on the mind. We’re mixing up something extra special to enhance each and every one of your summer celebrations with this month’s cocktail of the month.  Our owner, Eric Faiola, enjoyed this cocktail while on vacation in Flordia and said: “this has to be our April Cocktail!”  So while this is not a Mystic Wine Shoppe original cocktail, it is still is VERY tasty and as always, easy to make. Enjoy –

Ingredients:

  • Ketel Oné Citron Vodka (find it at Mystic Wine Shoppe)
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lemonade or Sparkling Lemonade
  • Fresh limes

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Make it:

  • Mix together 3 ounces of vodka, 3/4 cup lemonade and 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • Squeeze lime to taste and use as garnish
  • Enjoy!

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We hope you find this cocktail as tasty as we do!!! Thanks for following along.

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St. Patty’s Day Cocktail

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Of course, brews and whiskey are bound to be on your menu for St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. We wanted to shake it up a bit. We held a poll on Instagram, and you voted we listened! We created a yummy, festive Irish Whiskey beverage! Behold our O’Cream cocktail! We can’t wait for you to try it.IMG_9294

The ingredients and creation is simple!

  • on ice
  • 3 ounces of The Irishman Irish Cream
  • 2 ounces Prizefight Irish Whiskey

This delicious cocktail will impress your guests and honor your Irish heritage (I mean… everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s day, right?). Stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe to pick up the ingredients and other Irish choices!

 

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Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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You didn’t think we would pass up a chance to make a festive Valentine’s Day cocktail, did you?!  We love LOVE and are excited to share our Valentine’s Day cocktail with you.  This drink is the perfect way to impress your valentine or galentine this year.  This would pair perfectly with a nice charcuterie plate and maybe the Boys II Men Pandora Station (haha). Stop waiting till the very last minute and head on over to Mystic Wine Shoppe and grab a bottle of Triple Cranberry Vodka and Mionetto Prosecco and get mixin’.

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Ingredients:

Mix it up:

  • Combine all ingredients in a cold glass and enjoy! Cheers!

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Thanks for reading!  Stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe and check out all the amazing champagnes and wines we carry that would also make a great gift for your loved one.

Valle Reale Wine Review

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Everybody in Arlington thinks that they live in the best neighborhood, but I really do. On my street we don’t just get together for block parties, we regularly have backyard barbecues, game nights, afternoons with the Patriots and dinners together. And the food is always extraordinary. But on Friday, after a week at work when everyone just wants to hang out, we often throw together a big green salad order a couple of pizzas and holler to the ‘hood that the door is open.

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Since the venerable Nicola’s closed, we don’t have a regular place for pizza but, as long as there a hot cherry peppers on top, I’m good—so we’ve sampled lots of local places. This Friday, it was two large pizzas from the Northender Italian Kitchen in Arlington Heights. We got a plain cheese and a sausage, onion and hot cherry pepper (my favorite) and put out the call to the neighbors.
I’ve discovered that same way it can elevate a burger from fast food to fine dining, a nice glass of wine can make a takeout pizza feel like a meal in a trattoria. I had a bottle of Valle Reale Montepulcano D’Abruzzo (2010) and when I called in the pizza, I opened the wine to let it breathe a bit. We lit a fire in the fireplace, and the neighbors came in, grabbed a paper plate, a slice of pizza and pile their plates with salad. The fire was roaring and for a while, no one spoke. It was the silence of contentment. Then Dave said “Hey, what’s this wine? It’s pretty good.”  I poured myself a glass and took a sip. He was right.
I like a Montepulcano because it’s bold enough to hold up to hearty food without the strong tannins that I sometimes associate with Italian wine. The Valle Reale Montepulcano D’Abruzzo (2010) was a deep rich red—almost purple. The first sip was satiny and offered notes of blackberry, a bit of mineral and even a hint of chocolate as it lingered on my tongue. I sipped again and swore that I tasted vanilla. I piled some arugula salad on top of my pizza and took a bite.

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While I wasn’t exactly transported to a trattoria in the Italian foothills, it was a delicious combination and made even better by the wine, the company and the prospect of a weekend ahead.

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The neighborhood fun continued on Sunday when my neighbor Nancy, christened her new family room by inviting a gang in for an early supper, followed by football. The Patriots were playing Kansas City— which I think called for ribs, but Nancy made a wild mushroom and pasta dish that felt like pure comfort food. I pulled together another huge salad and brought another bottle of the Valle Reale Montepulcano D’Abruzzo (2010). While some thought that white wine would pair well, I found that the earthiness of the mushrooms was perfect with the Montepulcano. Others agreed and I congratulated them on their ability to cast aside outdated ideas like: “only drink white wine with mushrooms.”  But the real congratulations of the night went to the Patriots. What a great game! What a great neighborhood!

Thanks for reading, Carol Band