Thursday Thirst Quencher: Barefoot Moscato Wine

1 04 2010

In honor of the holiday weekend it seems befitting to showcase one of Are You Being’s favorite new wines from Barefoot, which is sure to be a happy addition to your Sunday supper.

The new Moscato is sweet, combining a fruity aroma with the juicy flavors of ripened peaches and apricots.  There are subtle hints of lemon and orange that adds a crisp edge to the wine.  For added sweetness I like adding some fresh raspberries or strawberries.

Though my Sunday spread will be a honey baked ham and potato salad, which will be complimented by the wine’s lush flavor, the wine also pairs well with mild cheeses, fresh fruits and spicy Asian dishes.  And if you have a sweet tooth, you can continue sipping this Barefoot Moscato throughout desert.

For more pairing options, check out recipes from Barefoot by clicking here.

Disclaimer: Samples were received in exchange for editorial coverage.

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The Mixer: Drink of the Week – The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

6 11 2009

It’s Friday, and if your week was anything like mine, that means it’s time for a drink.  But not just any drink.

As the art of blending spirits grows in popularity, it remains important to honor the classic cocktails that paved the way for modern mixology.  On November 8, we celebrate the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail, which was created by Los Angeles bartender, Duke Antone, in the 1950s.

The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail feat. Ketel One Vodka

The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail featuring Ketel One Vodka

As legend has it, Duke created the drink in honor of a clumsy local surfer, Harvey, who would often walk into walls after a drink or two.  The cocktail reached its heyday in the 1970s when it became the era’s essential brunch cocktail.

The classic Harvey Wallbanger recipe is as follows.

Harvey Wallbanger Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Ketel One vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Galliano
  • 4 ounces Fresh Orange Juice
  • Orange Slice for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1 ounce Ketel One vodka and 4 ounces of fresh orange juice into the glass.
  3. Stir until chilled.
  4. Once settled, using a bar spoon, float the Galliano on top.
  5. Garnish with an orange slice.

If the Harvey Wallbanger isn’t quite what you have in mind, checkout these other drinks.

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