Summer Evening Sips

Toast of the Town

Spring Into Summer With Bright, Fresh Tasting Notes of Fruits and Florals

Few things are more satisfying than a spirited refreshment on a warm summer night – and there’s no better time for florals and fruits than the spring and summer months. Whether you’re looking for darker notes of oak and berries, or something more playful, like a banana pudding-inspired spirit, there’s something here that’s perfect for rounding out your midsummer dinner party or quiet night at home, enjoying the twilight with a glass in hand. 

1. Conundrum White Blend 

The epitome of light, fruity, and floral, this white blend features scents of wildflowers, honeysuckle, apricot, and pear. Bright and acidic on the palate, the wine’s tasting notes include luxurious flavors of apricot and pear that are accented by pineapple and mandarin orange citrus. This blend is round, crisp, and fruity on the tongue, concluding with a dry finish. 

 

 

2. Angels Ink Pinot Noir 

Sourced from premier vineyards across the Central Coast of California, this pinot noir is rich in texture and draws its oaky presence from the neutral oak barrels used in its aging process. Those seeking a fruit-forward sipping experience will delight in its notes of dark and red berries along with shades of vanilla. This wine is best paired with roasted lamb, light cheeses, and grilled mushrooms. 

 

 

3. Belvedere Organic Infusions Blackberry & Lemongrass Vodka 

Vodka is celebrated for its receptivity to infusions, and this blackberry and lemongrass Belvedere boasts a fragrant, zesty flavor. Blackberry, lemon, sage, and dark chocolate greet the nose, and the palate adds rich notes of peppery lemongrass and vanilla. This infused vodka’s finish is long and creamy, and it can be mixed with a bubbly soda for a refreshing and effervescent cocktail.  

 

 

4. Ole Smoky Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine 

Banana pudding is one of the most classic Southern summertime sweets – so why not turn it into a moonshine? This lighthearted, creamy concoction blends flavors of vanilla wafer, whipped cream, and banana to create a smooth spirit reminiscent of everyone’s favorite family barbecue dessert. Pair it with a peanut butter whiskey, like Skrewball, for a “Hound Dog” cocktail, or mix into an iced coffee for a burst of energy with a kick. 

 

 

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