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Stocking Sippers

  12/18/2020 at 13:47 pm

Oh, the weather outside is frightful and our selection of totable potables is pretty darn delightful, chock-full of ways to stay toasty this holiday season. After all, candy canes, socks, and scratch-offs are great, but let’s be real: At this time, in this year, many folks might be asking Santa for a l’il something to sip on this Christmas. Naughty or Nice, we’ve got you covered with great stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list. 

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For the Winers & Diners

Vinny Sparkling Wines

Vinny wines combine two of our favorite things into an elegant celebration in a can ― wine and the Empire State herself. Crisp, convenient, and crushable, Vinny Bubbly Blanc is a blend of Gruner Veltliner and Dry Riesling made in New York’s Finger Lakes region, and features bright fruit and floral notes of green apple, lemon blossom, and lime. The Bubbly Rose is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, and Dry Riesling. Notes of strawberry, lemon, & peach make this a crowd-pleaser that is as delicious right out of the can as it is in a cocktail.

Canned Oregon Wines 

Canned Oregon comes from Stoller Family Estate a family of veteran winemakers with deep roots in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. Light and lively, the Pinot Noir is filled to the brim with ripe red cherries, raspberries and hints of rose petal. It’s perfect for sipping in a snowy park or by a cozy fire. Also available in Sparkling White, Sparkling Rose, and Pinot Gris

 

For the Movers & Shakers

Wandering Barman Gin Cocktails

These bottled gin cocktails, developed by a team of bar professionals with decades of experiences serving New York City, are as easy on the eye as they are on the palate. The Iron Lady Rose Gin & Hops Sling opens with notes of citrus and fresh pink flowers, finishing with a dry hopped finish. The Socialite Gin Old Fashioned is refreshing and botanical, with hints of cucumber and elderflower. 

Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin & Tonic

One of the world’s most iconic cocktails, this canned gin and tonic fits perfectly into any lifestyle and any occasion. Made with Greenhook’s unique vacuum distilled gin and their custom tonic water, this canned sipper is bubbly and full of flavor.  

Cutwater Spirits Tiki Rum Mai Tai

A taste of tropics in the cold, dark of winter? What’s not to like? This blend of Barrel Aged rum, pineapple, coconut and citrus combine to create this award-winning, summer-inflected sipper. Poured over ice or sipped straight from the can, this one is a pop-and-go vacation. 


For the Truly “Spirited”

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 

St. Germain is a French liqueur made with fresh elderflowers, hand-picked once a year in the late spring. As the world’s first, finely crafted all-natural elderflower liqueur, its flavor is as subtle and delicate as it is captivating, with sublime notes of peach, pear, and grapefruit, yet none of them exactly. It sings in spritzes, gin cocktails, and more! 

Doc Herson’s Absinthe

 Born in Harlem, perfected in Brooklyn, and now calling the West Coast home, this absinthe is made entirely from scratch, using 100% all natural ingredients and absolutely no factory made neutral spirits, artificial ingredients nor coloring. A modern take on a classic green absinthe, Doc’s flagship Green Absinthe features aromas of fennel, green anise, grand wormwood and fresh mint. Earthy and herbaceous, simply enjoy over ice or in a variety of cocktails. The line also includes a charming Red Absinthe with tasting notes of hibiscus, lemon, fennel, green anise and grand wormwood, and a Poppy White Absinthe, an alluring play on tradition, with tasting notes of poppy, fennel, green anise and grand wormwood.

Split Spirits NY Whiskey

Leading up to and during Prohibition, whiskey made from rye grain well adapted to the climate and soil helped popularize cocktails with rye whiskey like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Split Spirits New York is a tribute to this tradition, made from from 100% organically grown rye grain and infused with black cherry wood. It has an aroma of honeyed stone fruit with a hint of brown sugar, backed with notes of plum, dark chocolate, dried fruit and pipe tobacco.

Neversink Bourbon 

Neversink Spirits is an exciting project conceived and executed by Yoni Rabino and Noah Braunstein in Port Chester, NY. Inspired by the world’s finest apple eau-de-vie producers in France, Austria, and the US, these talented young distillers have created a one-of-a-kind bourbon made from a mash of New York-grown corn (60%), winter wheat (20%), and malted barley (20%). The grains are milled on site at the distillery and then mashed and fermented in stainless steel. The mash is twice-distilled in a pot still to create a flavorful, grain-forward spirit.


 

By The Greene Grape
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