Summertime Sipping

Toast of the Town

Craving a way to beat the heat this season? Try using these sunny spirits to create a coastal-inspired cocktail, or take your backyard barbecue to the next level with a fun and fragrant sparkling wine. Whatever your weekend holds, we hope it is a little bit sweeter with these summertime selections! 

Photography by Emily Pérez Long

 

Gray Whale Gin

Inspired by the migratory trip that gray whales make each year, Gray Whale Gin combines six botanicals that can be found along the California coast. From juniper and lime to sea kelp and mint, this spirit is packed with earthy flavors, minerals, and antioxidants. This versatile yet distinctive gin is great for a classic gin and tonic and also pairs well with flavors such as grapefruit, elderflower, banana, and pineapple. 

CHIC Barcelona Rosé

Summer is in full force with this single-variety Cava. Red berries dominate not only the nose but also the palate, while black currants work to round out the taste. This rosé also has a unique floral scent, and its salmon pink color makes for a drink that is as pretty as it is great-tasting. The structure of this wine lends itself well to being paired with dark chocolate or fresh fruit desserts. 

Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum

Transport yourself to island time with Blue Chair Bay’s coconut rum. Light Caribbean rum meets sun-ripened coconut for a smooth and creamy spirit. This full-bodied rum doesn’t beat around the palm tree when it comes to flavor, and it really shines when paired with other tropical flavors, such as orange, pineapple, or passion fruit.