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Lemon Moscow Mule

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We replaced the lime with the lemon in this twist on the Moscow Mule.  You know we love an easy and delicious cocktail so this one just has three ingredients;  lemons, Monkey In Paradise Vodka and ginger beer. We hope you like it. Cheers!

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Ingredients: As we said, this cocktail just has a few ingredients –

Make it: Pour the vodka and ginger beer over ice, squeeze in lemons to taste… and ENJOY!

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We hope you find this cocktail refreshing and delicious! Cheers to another EASY cocktail made.

Your friends at Mystic Wine Shoppe

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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)

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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!

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Bourbon Tasting Recap

It was another successful Winter Whiskey tasting! We continue to be so very grateful for the support of this community! Guests enjoyed sampling six delicious Buffalo Trace Bourbons along with locally made snacks.  Everyone was engaged and learned a lot about different bourbons (including us). It’s an annual tasting that we LOVE to host and we can’t wait for next year.  Thanks to everyone who came out and thank you to Buffalo Trace for sharing your Bourbon and knowledge with us.

 

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Thanks again to everyone who joined us! Make sure to visit us for our Friday Beer Tastings from 6-8pm and our Saturday Wine Tastings from 5-7pm.

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10 Holiday Gifts You’ll Love

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The holiday season is officially here!!  Are you in search of a great gift this holiday season?!  We’re guessing you’re saying “um, yes of course… please help.” Don’t worry, we’re here to help with these 10 great gift ideas. Not seeing a gift idea you love? Head into Mystic Wine Shoppe and let our team of experts help you pick out the right gift.

 

10 Holiday Gifts You’ll Love

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1.Jim Beam Red Sox limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Gift Basket: This is the perfect gift basket for the Red Sox fan in your life! Not a Jim Beam fan, come and create your own custom gift basket!

 

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2. Ken Forester Wines: Two great wines out of South Africa –

  • The Gypsy: The character is somewhat ‘wild’ a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.
  • The FMC: The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon chenin, a challenge to the world!  Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.

 

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3. A Midwinter Nights Dram: A limited engagement with only 4 left!!  This is a delicious blend of straight rye whiskeys.

 

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4. Patron Tequila Mini Gift Pack: The perfect stocking stuffer!

 

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5. Caymus Vineyards Wines: Calling all cab lovers!!!

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: This wine serves up a bevy of berry aromas and flavors. Its layered and rounded palate make it a delectable choice with a thick and mouthwatering grilled ribeye.
  • Caymus Special Edition: A truly legendary wine, Caymus Special Selection is a wine that Cab lovers simply can’t get enough of. Introduced more than 30 years ago, Special Selection is a vivid expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. Starting with the foundation of their Rutherford estate vineyard and then securing contracts for long-term farming control of vineyards across the valley, Caymus has been able to solidify the extraordinary character and over-the-top quality of this very special wine vintage after vintage.

 

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6. Willett Rye Whiskey: A special release!!! Even a quick nosing reveals that Rye nose of grassy, herbal goodness with a sweetness that follows it. The palate is well balanced with a herbal mintiness, intertwined with a sweetness that dances on your tongue until it exits with a spiciness. This is a great utility whiskey to drink neat, make an Old Fashioned, or hold up to a rock.

 

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7. The Dalmore 18: Dalmore’s trademark style is luscious notes of orange, chocolate and spices, and the 18-Year-Old bottling is a terrific example. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, it has seductive notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and candied orange on the nose, followed by a full-bodied, spicy palate of cinnamon and stewed fruit. Recently reduced to just $174

 

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8. Opus One Wine: The essence of time is expressed in Opus One by the character of each vintage. Place, often defined as terroir, represents the geography, the climate and the essential human element which is captured in the wine’s balance between power and finesse, structure and texture.

 

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9. French Wines: Not sure which wine to choose, how about three delicious French wines… you can’t go wrong with any of these wines.

  • Terres Brulées Cornas Syrah: A deep ruby-black with purple hints. Blackcurrant, dark cherries and blackberries, with spices, licorice and cocoa on the nose. A very rich mouth-feel with flavors of black fruit, jam, vanilla, spice and mineral notes. This wine has firm tannins and a long lasting finish.
  • Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: he Occultum Lapidem displays great dark garnet-red color in the glass. The nose is laden with aromas of black fruits, pepper, leather and graphite with hints of shrubs. On the palate, the fleshy quality of the wine is apparent straightaway from the attack. Rich and dense, the wine finishes with a balance of fruit and delicate tannins.
  • Prémices: A pure, elegant style, with an alluring raspberry puree note leading the way, while light blood orange, red currant and plum fruit flavors follow close behind. Nuances of incense, mulling spices and rooibos tea flitter throughout. The finish is silky and persistent.

 

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10. Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon: This full-bodied wine has beautiful complexity, with flowers, sandalwood and subtle currants, a dense centre palate and a long finish. Purity in cabernet sauvignon. Drinks great now or you can cellar it
for 10 years.

 

We hope to see you soon at Mystic Wine Shoppe! Let us know what you think about this years gift guide!

 

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Valentine’s Day Gifts You’ll Love

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We know that Valentine’s Day can be a tad bit stressful. From not knowing if flowers, candy, or champagne are the right gift to knowing if you should plan for a night-in or a night-out, there are a lot of decisions to make. We can’t help you with all the details, but we can help you find a great bottle of champagne or sparkling wine to cheers your loved one to. Check out our recommendations (below) that will impress any valentine out there.

We also have great gift baskets for sale too!

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  • Gruet Brut Rosé: A beautiful garnet in color, this Rose NV has a delicate, fine mousse and rich, fruit flavors. This full-bodied sparkler starts with floral and berry aromas which introduce flavors of cherry. raspberry and wild strawberry, finishing delicately with zesty acidity.
  • Francis Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs: Fruity and refreshing, Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a rare blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Riesling. Mellow flavors of apples and pears are topped by a hint of citrus and honeysuckle. Elegant in character, this wine is lightly textured and vibrant through the finish.
  • Royal Provence RivaRose: A gorgeous bottle of Provence rosé with a fine and elegant sparkle. The nose offers up a fresh, soft scent of strawberry, raspberry and a little cherry. The mousse is mouth filling and fine. Flavors of red berries and a little spice. Delicious and refreshing.
  • Flama D’Or brut: Fresh and pleasant. Well balanced, good structure and well integrated carbonic elements. Pleasant aftertaste of medium intensity, where the aromas of nose and mouth are repeated harmoniously.
  • Li Veli PRIMEROSE: Bright pink with salmon and raspberry reflex; fruity bouquet, with delicate red fruit and flower notes; in the mouth it is balanced, pleasant and full, with a fresh acidity. Fruity aftertaste.

Looking to make Valentine’s Day extra special with a certain little question? Pick-up an extra special bottle to celebrate with –

  • Cristal Brut: White peach and acacia blossom aromas accent the flavors of poached apple, gingersnap biscuit, pastry cream and spun honey in this harmonious Champagne. The satinlike mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focusing acidity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030.
  • Dom Perignon: Dom Perignon only creates vintage wines; it is an absolute commitment. Only the best grapes of the most exceptional years are used, making each vintage distinct. It is the perfect embodiment of the Power of Creation – an act of creation that elevates the mind and enlightens the world.

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Stop by our Champagne Tasting on Feb. 13th and try a few of these delicious champagnes. Thanks for reading!

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Our Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be stressful and leave you not knowing what to give to everyone on your list. To help reduce your stress, we’ve come up with a Holiday Gift Guide that should help you find the perfect gift for everyone.

Scotch & Whiskey:

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  1. Whistle Pig | The Boss Hog IV: This the IVth edition of The Boss Hog, The Black Prince, is a tribute to the great spirits of Europe. This is the first Rye Whiskey ever finished in Armagnac casks, straight from France. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it. Learn More
  2. The Dalmore | 18 Years Old: Dalmore’s stunning 18-year-old Highland malt is as rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want from a Dalmore. Kudos to Richard Paterson for creating another veritable chocolate orange of a whisky – a surefire hit, and great for the colder months. It is aged for 14 years in American oak, followed by three years in Matusalem sherry butts, before a final year in sherry butts. Learn More
  3. The Dalmore | Cigar Malt: Dalmore Cigar Malt was discontinued in mid-2009, causing uproar among all right-thinking, cigar-smoking whisky fans. This dram used to sit above the 12, and below the 15 in terms of both the price-point, and the age-profiles of the whisky that went into the blend, but the new version is a little different. Learn more
  4. Johnnie Walker Sampler Set: Includes 4 bottle sampler (200 ML each) of the best of Johnnie Walker. Including Johnnie Walker Black, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, Johnnie Walker Platinum and Johnnie Walker Blue.
  5. Johnnie Walker Blue | Small & Large:  Their rarest blend. This isn’t a whisky for beginners. It’s challenging and an acquired taste, but like the finest rewards in life is worth it. Blue Label is made from a few exceptional whiskies with powerful flavors. Each bottle is precious.
  6. The Macallan Rare Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey: Crafted to showcase complexity and depth, Rare Cask is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker.

Fines Wines:

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  1. Double Back | Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley: This wine is a blend of McQueen, Bob Healy and Lefore vineyard fruit, aged 22 months in 73% new French oak. Alluring aromas of macerated cherries, scorched earth, coffee, barrel spice and dark chocolate are followed by supple, focused, concentrated dark-fruit flavors. It brings some tannic heft that will benefit from time in the cellar.
  2. Caymus Special Selection | Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Napa Valley: Exhibits a delicious, up-front core of juicy dark berry, blackberry, black licorice and creamy, toasty, vanilla-scented oak. Appropriately tannic and structured, this is made in a style you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade. Drink now through 2026.

  3. Revolver Wine Company | The Stash Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Napa Valley: Very limited production – only 50 cases produced of this sought-after wine. Cedarwood, spice box and black currants seduce the nose followed by a pallet of powerful layers of rich fruit and dashes of vanilla. 18 months of 100% French oak aging. ‘The Stash’ will truly enjoy a bit of decanting when served at a young age.

  4. Silver Oak | Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Napa Valley: Notes of dill, herb and vanilla bean-scented oak lead to an elegant array of dark berry, herb, cedar, gravelly earth and underbrush flavors. The tannins cling a bit, but this is an enjoyable and approachable youngster, with a track record for aging. Drink now through 2028.
  5. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis | Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Napa Valley: Opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit, cassis, sweet vanilla and a hint of olive. On the palate, the wine has a smooth entry with a rich mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste of black cherry and dusty cocoa. Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

  6. Antica Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon 2013| Napa Valley: A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.

  7. Opus One | Red Blend 2014 | Napa Valley:  The 2014 Opus One exudes subtle aromas of fragrant florals, fresh garden herbs and forest floor that give way to a concentrated blend of red cherry, blackberry and black currant. Fine-grained tannins offer a velvety texture and complex structure that builds to a long, vibrantly fresh finish with a touch of mocha. Enjoyable now, the wine will delight for years to come.Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec
  8. The Mionetto Prosecco Brut DOC | Varied Sizes: Tasty prosecco with an intense fruity bouquet and a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.This wine is perfect alone as an aperitif or as a delightful complement to appetizers such as prosciutto or mild cheeses. Excellent as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails.

All scotches and wines can be found at Mystic Wine Shoppe.  Please stop in this holiday season and grab the perfect gift! We also have great gift baskets and charcuterie boards available for purchase, as well. Thank you!!!

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3rd Annual Scotch Tasting Recap

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Our 3rd Annual Single Malt Scotch Tasting took place last Thursday, December 7th, and what a success it was!  Guests sampled 6 delicious scotches and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres made to pair perfectly with sipping scotch. The Arlington Advocate stopped by to talk with our guests and we look forward to seeing the story in the paper this week. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

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Thanks for reading! Stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe this month and check out all our holiday baskets and gifts!