Maybe you’re the host with the most, or trying to find a new variety or drink to add to the menu – but it’s time to start looking at stocking your bar and drinks before your guests show up. From wine, to pre-made cocktails or some drinks that will absolutely knock your socks off, here are our top picks for spirits and drinks to add to your bar’s shelf this holiday season. You may find a new favorite, or even a great gift for you or someone else!
Nocking Point Wines and Gift Service
The Washington State based winery, co-founded by TV action star Stephen Amell (“Arrow” on the CW), is dedicated to crafting premium wines, each with an authentic and often humorous narrative. Amell has personally inspired such wines as “Amell-bec”, a witty take on a Columbia Valley Malbec red, and “3rd Date Cabernet,” a juicy red and a nod to the ritual and protocol of early dating. The wines are available exclusively online through a subscription service at www.nockingpoint.com.
The winery and wine subscription service offers two options for premium wines shipped to your home or office:
- A monthly plan for $49 that includes two of the Nocking Point’s innovative wines
- A quarterly plan for $99 that ships with three bottles of wine, plus Nocking Point’s delicious coffee and a Nocking Point novelty t-shirt
A blend of red varietals, this sparkling extra dry rose is obtained through soft pressing grapes which have been left to macerate for a few hours to give this cuvee its brilliant peach blossom pink hue, with hints of red raspberry and strawberry – it’ll be your favorite to celebrate with.
Half Seas- Cocktails
Half-Seas Sparkling Cocktails are made from the finest ingredients including premium spirits, bitters, mixers, modifiers and pure cane syrup. The Bramble, Daiquiri and Paloma are made with real spirits, premium ingredients, and a touch of effervescence for craft cocktail quality to enjoy anytime and anywhere. Ideal for some adult stocking stuffers this holiday season!
Seagrams Tropical Pineapple Flavored Vodka
This is the newest addition to the American-made brand and award-winning portfolio. Seagram’s Vodka is staying true to its commitment to quality while capitalizing on the popularity of fruit flavors with the launch of Tropical Pineapple. True to the versatility of the Seagram’s Vodka product line, the pineapple flavor is highly mixable and is sure to be the perfect ingredient for gatherings large and small.
Stella Rosa – Rose
The Stella Rosa brand is an award-winning selection of semi-sweet, semi sparkling Italian wines. The brand is imported by Riboli Family Wine Estates, founders and owners of the historic San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles, CA. The brand has grown to be 16 distinctive flavors in under 15 years and are available in 750ml glass, 187ml glass, 1.5L magnum glass and 8.5oz aluminum bottles.
Peleton de La Muerte Mezcal
The label of Peloton de la Muerte, which means Brigade of Death, was the flag used by the insurgents during the Mexican Revolution who called themselves “the squadron of death for suffering Hidalgo,” who tried to enact revenge for the death of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the founding father of Mexico’s independence. The spirit itself is a “semi-dry” mezcal with a touch of smoke on the finish. It is ideal to sip neat or in a cocktail and a great mezcal to add to your bar for those just getting into mezcal.
Slighty sweet to dry, fruity and refreshing with a clean and crisp palate. Get aromas of apples, pears and citrus when you enjoy this fresh and bubbly drink. Tastes of golen apple, pears and honey ths wine is made from soft pressing the grapes with the skin separated. The second fermentation using the Charmat method in a temperature controlled stainless steel drum.