This is one TASTY rum cocktail!  We wanted to use fresh fruits to create the tastiest rum punch around and I think we nailed it.  The trick to this great punch is using fresh-pressed juice. There is nothing quite as good as fresh juice.  Many of you may not have a juicer, so don’t panic, you can always use a strainer/muddler to get a similar juice or head to Whole Foods and pick up a pint.

The delicious dark rum from Bully Boy Distillers is smooth, making for a great accompaniment to any cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • 3 ounces of dark rum – we used The Rum Cooperative by Bully Boy Distillers
  • 2 ounces coconut water

Make:

  • Remove the skins from the pineapple and lime. Then cut up into small pieces.
    • Place in the juicer with basil
    • If you don’t have a juicer use a muddler and strainer to make your own juice
    • If you don’t have a muddler or strainer – head over to Whole Foods or another local store to grab fresh-pressed juice.
  • Mix juice, rum, and coconut water together
  • Pour over ice
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge
  • Enjoy!

Check out the behind-the-scenes photos!

Have you ever used fresh juice to make cocktails? We highly recommend it. Not only is the juice tastier but there are far fewer preservatives and sugar in the juice.  Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both carry fresh-pressed juices.

Let us know what you think of this one! We sure LOVED it.  It’s perfect on a hot day like today (it’s currently 95 degrees out).

Thanks for reading – Taylor

 

Happy summer, everyone!  We hope you’re enjoying this rainy weather (stop raining, please) and are enjoying spending time with friends and family. We have another easy yet tasty cocktail for you to make. The Blue Mint Margarita is for everyone who loves a good margarita but wants to make it just a little fancy. It’s super easy, refreshing, and perfect for any upcoming event you have.

Ingredients: Makes one margarita

  • 3 ounces Tequila – we love Espolón Blanco Tequila
  • 2 fresh squeezed limes
  • handful of blueberries
  • Splash of soda water
  • Fresh mint (Don’t have any of your own? We have some at the back entrance of our store – take some!)

Make:

  • Muddle the blueberries and mint
  • Add crushed ice
  • Squeeze the limes over ice
  • Pour in 3 ounces of tequila
  • Add a splash of soda water
  • Add fresh blueberries to top

Cheers! We hope you find this cocktail perfect for your summer celebrations!

Xo – Taylor, your MWS cocktail mixer/maker/drinker

 

 

Happy Spring! We created a unique and fun cocktail that is easy to make yet, its flower ice cubes make it feel special. Have you ever used edible flowers in your drinks? It’s our first time using them, and it sure did make our drink appealing.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of Teremana Tequila
  • 2 ounce of lemonade
  • Splash of soda water
  • Lemon slice
  • Edible flowers (for ice cubes)

Make Cocktail:

  • Ice Cubes: Place edible flowers in ice cube tray/small bowl – freeze overnight
  • Pour tequila, lemonade and soda water over ice cube
  • Squeeze lemon into drink and swipe along rim of glass

 

Cheers  – Enjoy!

 

Yup, it’s mid-winter, and there is yet another snowstorm on its way! Are you excited or dreading yet another driveway to shovel?  We have mixed feelings but can say our February cocktail of the month is sure to help you beat those mid-winter blues. It’s refreshing, tangy, and reminds us of warmer weather.  Give it a try – you’ll love it!

Recipe:

  • 3 ounces of premium vodka
  • 1-ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1-ounce of lemonade
  • Bitters
  • Rosemary for garnish

Make:

  • Pour vodka, lemonade, grapefruit juice, and lime juice over ice
  • Add bitters – we did about 3 dashes
  • Mix and top with rosemary

We find winter is a lot more fun if you have an outdoor activity you love and a good cocktail in hand!  We hope this easy-to-make and delicious cocktail brings you a happy moment.

Stay safe out there!

Thanks for reading along, Your friends at Mystic Wine Shoppe

 The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and you’ve got a delicious vanilla espresso in hand! Yup, it’s winter in New England and the only way to get through it, is well, with fancy cocktails of course.

The first thing you need for a good vanilla espresso martini is all the ingredients (and good music doesn’t hurt either).

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of Deliciously Light Bailey’s (All the deliciousness of Baileys, with 40% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than Baileys Original Irish Cream.)
  • 1.5 ounces of Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce of Coffee Liquor
  • 1.5 ounces of Stoli Vanilla Vodka

Make:

  • Shake together in a shaker with ice
  • Strain into a fancy martini glass
  • Option to add foamed milk

 

This is a tasty blend with delicious hints of vanilla and coffee… it’s a sure crowd-pleaser!

Let us know how you like your espresso martini?

With the holidays coming up and everyone spending more time at home with less travel, we thought a bloody mary recipe was just what everyone needed! No?!

There are so many variations you can make of a bloody mary, but making sure you have the right flavor and toppings are crucial to getting it just right!

We made a variation of this recipe and loved it –

Bloody Mary Mix: For 6 ppl

  • 1 48 ounce can of tomato juice or about 6 cups
  • 3 tablespoons prepared creamy hot horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons celery salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • Tabasco sauce (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Titos Vodka

Make it: Mix all ingredients together and add 2-ounces of vodka per drink

Garnish: We used olives, bacon, celery, and pickles to make this more than a drink but a tasty snack!

 

Let us know what your go-to Bloody Mary Recipe is?

Thanks for reading, Mystic Wine Shoppe

 

It’s officially Fall, and we couldn’t be more excited for the foliage, trips to the farm, pumpkin beer, and hardier cocktails. This month we wanted to take a cocktail we love, the margarita, and make it fall-themed. Cause, why not!

We used one of our very favorite tequilas for this cocktail – Milagro. Not only is it smooth, but it’s reasonably priced. Great value, indeed. The Apple Cranberry Margarita would be perfect for small gatherings this Halloween. Just add a few fake spiders into the glasses to make it festive and spooky.

Ingredients:

  • 2  ounces of Milagro tequila, or something equally as delicious
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider (or juice)
  • 1/4 cup of cranberry juice
  • Splash of soda water
  • One apple slice for garnish

Make: Pour tequila, apple cider, and cranberry juice together. Mix and strain into glass. Add soda water and garnish.

Love ice? Keep it in a fancy mug!

 

Thanks for following along! Cheers!

See ya, summer, and hello, Fall!  Today we’re sharing five tasty and trendy fall cocktails, cause it’s still 2020 and we all could use a stiff cocktail.  Grab your quarantine buddies, put the game on, and start mixing up one of these fun cocktails. Cheers!

Ginger Pear Cocktail: recipe yields one drink

whiskey cocktail with rosemary

Pumpkin Old-Fashioned: recipe yields one drink

  • 11/2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • ½ oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz maple syrup
  • Dash of aromatic bitters
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • Garnish with orange peel and or rosemary sprig
  • Shake ice, bourbon, orange liqueur, puree, syrup, and bitters-double strain-pour over ice-garnish-enjoy!
  • Source:  https://www.thespruceeats.com/pumpkin-old-fashioned-recipe-761379  

Apple Pie Moscow Mule on a table

Apple Moscow Mule: recipe yields two drinks

  • 4 oz local apple cider
  • 4 oz caramel vodka (or plain)
  • One bottle of ginger beer
  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks and or apples cut into slices
  • Shake vodka and cider- pour-over ice-top with ginger beer-garnish-enjoy!
  • Source: https://www.thecookierookie.com/apple-pie-moscow-mule/

apple cider sangria

Fall Sangria: recipe yields eight drinks

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 apples,1 pear, 1 orange (thinly sliced)
  • 2/3 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Put cinnamon sticks and fruit in a pitcher- add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange, and lemon juice- refrigerate for 6-8 hours-pour into glasses add a splash of club soda garnish with extra fruit-enjoy!
  • Source: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/apple-cider-autumn-sangria/

Cranberry Ginger Gin: recipe yields one drink

It’s going to be a great fall! Pick up the key ingredients for these cocktails at our Mystic Wine SHoppe and get ready to dive into the fall season. Thanks!