Cigars and Wine

Cigars and wine are two things that you don’t often hear mentioned together. Sure, we all know about port being a natural companion but when it comes to pairings, whiskey and brandy seem to be the more standard partners. This is why it has been fun the last two years to integrate cigars into the San Destin Wine Festival. The response from those enjoying the cigars, mostly women mind you, was overwhelmingly in favor of the relationship.

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Sunday Sippin’: Old Fashioned

Celebrate Father’s Day with a cocktail that is anything but “old fashioned.” With citrus, sugar and a dash of bitters for contrast, this classic whiskey cocktail is so good, the glass is named after it. It’s a strong cocktail with all the right ingredients to make its recipe stick around for generations–kind of like your old man.

2 oz Jim Beam Bourbon
2 drops Angostura Bitters
20 Mint Leaves
1 Sugar Cube
Water
1 Orange Slice
1 Stemless Cherry

Soak 1 sugar cube with Angostura bitters in glass. Add water and muddle ingredients, dissolving the sugar. Add a slice of orange and 1 cherry (without the stem) and gently muddle the orange skin. Fill the glass with ice and add 2 oz of Jim Beam Bourbon. Stir ingredients with mixing spoon.

Wine for the Cool Dad

I'm a cool dad.gifPsst… Sunday is Father’s Day. You haven’t forgotten, have you? It’s okay if you have. It’s okay if you haven’t. We’re going to make both scenarios even better for you with a bottle or two of wine. But it’s not just any wine. It’s cool wine. (And really food-friendly, which is the best part, especially if your dad likes food. He probably does. All dads like food.) Continue reading