Ready for a DELICIOUS, refreshing, and hydrating cocktail?! If so, then look no further than our July Cocktail of The Month. The Summer Cucumber Spritzer was created using one of the finest cucumber vodkas we carry, V-One Vodka. This vodka is infused with real Polish ‘ogórek’ cucumbers with just a hint of Meyer lemon to create a truly refreshing and drinkable flavored vodka. 

Seriously – it’s an amazing vodka!

Did we convince you to make this yet? Keep reading for how to make and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of V-One Vodka – Cucumber Flavored
  • 1 cup of soda water – we used Perrier (ginger beer is also a good choice too)
  • 2 lime wedges (one squeezed and one for garnish)
  • A hint of lemonade juice to sweeten it up (any juice would work)

Make: Mix it all together and enjoy it on a sunny warm day!

We hope you find yourself sipping this cocktail along the beautiful coast of somewhere soon! If you do, please be sure to tag us on social media at @MysticWineShop

Thanks, Taylor – Your cocktail & marketing expert 😉

 

 

This cocktail is PERFECT for hot summer days and with added health benefits from the fresh watermelon juice, there is nothing not to love about this tasty cocktail. You know our style, easy and delicious, and while this cocktail does take some muddling work, I assure you, it’s worth it. The fresh juice from the watermelon really makes a big difference, plus the little chunks of watermelon add to the complexity of the drink.

Make it today –

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Tequila (we love Milagro)
  • An ounce of Soda Water
  • Splash of lemonade
  • 1 ounce of fresh watermelon (we used about 3 small slices to muddle for 2 drinks)
  • 1 fresh lime
  • A handful of fresh mint

 

 

Make:

  • Start off by cutting up the watermelon and putting it in a jar, muddle it and add juice from 1 lime, mint and tequila (let it soak for about 10 minutes)
  • Add lemonade to the jar and shake
  • Pour mixture over ice and top with soda water
  • Enjoy!

There are no hard or fast rules to making this or any cocktail! Add more soda water or juice if you want. Get creative and just remember to have a good time!

We hope you enjoy it! Please tag us in your photos.

Thanks and have a great day.

Taylor from Mystic Wine Shoppe

 

 

The warm weather is here, and that means one thing – it’s margarita season! Our marketing master, Taylor of Creative TK Consulting, continues to whip up some delicious cocktails that are easy-to-make and delicious.

This month Taylor got festive at home by whipping up a Blackberry Lime Margarita, she even let her 3-yr old help by mixing the drink. Don’t worry, no toddlers had anything to drink, Gracie just mixed it up to help, cause let’s face it, with no childcare these days, our kids have become a part of our EVERY minute. 😉

Blackberry Lime Margarita

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz of Tequila (we love Espolón Tequila)
    • 1 cup of sparkling Limeade (found at Trader Joe’s)
    • 4-5 fresh blackberries
    • 2-3 fresh lime wedges
    • Ice

  • Mix it up!
    • Place blackberries in the bottom of a glass and muddle (don’t have a cocktail muddle at home, don’t worry, just be creative… Taylor used the end of a kids paintbrush to get the job done!)
    • Pour the tequila and lime juice together
    • Squeeze your limes into drink to taste
    • Mix together
    • Drink and enjoy!

Thanks for following along, Cheers!

This month one of the newest members of the Mystic Wine Shoppe team, who also happens to be a bartender, is sharing his favorite go-to cocktail with us for the April Cocktails of The Month. That’s right, COCKTAILS, Ben is giving us TWO of his favorite cocktails!

First up, the Rum Manhattan Cocktail. Ben loves using the delicious Zaya Rum in many of his creations, and this cocktail he mixed up for us, sure packs a tasty punch.

Ingredients/Make:

  • 2 oz Dark rum (we love Zaya Rum! It has a mildly sweet aroma followed by vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oak barrel spices)
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Stir add an orange twist

 

Next up, the Contessa Cocktail:

Ingredients/Make:

  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • Stir add a lemon twist

Let us know what you think of these mouth-watering cocktails! Thanks, Ben, for sharing these with us.

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought it was time for an Irish-themed cocktail of the month! This cocktail is more of a dessert so get ready to dig in and savor this month’s cocktail – the Irish Ice Cream Cocktail. As always, our cocktails are EASY and delicious. Give it a try and let us know what you think –

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Ingredients:

  • The Irishman Irish Cream: Produced in Ireland, this award-winning Irish Cream Liqueur is handcrafted using the finest Irish Whiskey, 100% Irish Dairy Cream and natural vanilla flavor with a hint of toffee.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Toppings: Whipped cream would have been a perfect addition

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Make The Cocktail:

This one is simple. Just pour as much or as little of the Irish Cream onto the ice cream. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

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We hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day.  See you soon!

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is our February Cocktail of The Month: The Cranberry Kiss Cocktail. This is one tasty cocktail that was designed up by Bartender.com who sent us a really cool daily cocktail calendar & recipe guide.

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Ingredients:

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Make The Cocktail:

  • Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

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This is one tasty cocktail that you should mix up for your loved one for yourself! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Looking for a delicious gin cocktail that’s easy to make?! We’ve got you covered with this Lemon Gin Mule Cocktail. We used just a few ingredients, including Vermont’s Barr Hill Gin, and the result was outstanding. Cheers!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Ounces of Barr Hill Gin: Each batch is distilled in our custom-built botanical extraction still. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey.
  • 4 ounces of Ginger Beer
  • Lemon
  • Bitters

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Make the cocktail:

  • Pour gin over ice
  • Add ginger beer
  • Squeeze a lemon into the drink
  • Add bitter
  • Mix together
  • Top with lemon garnish

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This cocktail is SOOOO GOOOD! Maybe one of our favorites so far!

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We hope you enjoy this delicious cocktail featuring locally-made gin! Let us know what you think.

Taylor

 

 

 

 

This may be one of our favorite Cocktails of The Month yet! Just think about a warm, chocolatey, and toasty hot cocoa and you’ve got this month’s recipe. We made this one easy for you because we know you’re busy with wrapping presents and trimming the tree 🙂 Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • RumChata to taste
    • RumChata is the perfect blend of Rum, Cream, Cinnamon, and Vanilla.
  • 1 Cup Hot Cocoa | we used a packet of hot cocoa mix and added in a teaspoon of cacao powder to add a nutritional benefit, cause why not
  • Toppings: Marshmallows, chocolate bits, and whipped cream (you could also try crushed up andes mints)

Make it: Add the Rum Chata to your hot cup of hot cocoa and top with marshmallows and chocolate bits!!! ENJOY!

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What are your favorite holiday cocktails? We found some other great holiday recipes using RumChata HERE.

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We wish you a happy and safe holiday season

~ Taylor & the Mystic Wine Shoppe Team