Wine generally dominates as the beverage of choice in most of the Napa Valley.Not that you can’t find a great local beer or cocktail to enjoy in the heart of California’s wine country, but truly inventive drinks lists have been hard to find in these parts. But that’s changing, especially with the arrival of Goose & Gander in downtown Helena.
Cheers Drink Recipes
2 Parts Michael Collins blended Irish whiskey
1 Part Sweet Vermouth
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or Maraschino cherry.
This drink was submitted to us by the mixologists at Michael Collins.
2 oz. Tanqueray gin
½ oz. Midori liqueur
¼ oz. Green Crème de Menthe liqueur
Shake well with fractured ice until cold and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry, or a small, manageable spruce or pine sprig.
This drink was sent to us by Gary Tremaine of MoZaic in Palmer Lake, CO.
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Cheers Product Watch
Craggy Range Chardonnay 2010 is now available from Kidnappers Vineyard in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The wine has aromas of lemon zest, toasted almond and chalk, according to the company. Made from 100% chardonnay grapes, the new offering is available for a suggested retail price of $21.99 per bottle.
Remy Martin Cognac announced the release of the company’s new Robin Thicke limited edition bottle. The musician’s signature and musical stylings inspired the new Remy Martin V.S.O.P. bottle, and features exclusive content that can be accessed through a QR code on each box. The 750-ml. bottle comes with a suggested retail price of $40.
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