More Than a BUZZ-Check Out These Drinks!
This month we wanted the buzz to be all about Spring/Patio season getting here. So put on some reggae and flip flops and try one of the below.
Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Rose of Pinot Noir. Crossbarn Rose has delicate hue of light pink coral. Due to the pinot noir varietal this wine has alluring aromas of strawberry, watermelon and tangerine oil. Fresh and juicy flavors of nectarine, lychee and honeydew tease the palate; the finish is bone dry, pure and crisp. There are a ton of great rose wines out there and if you normally drink red but want something cold this is the road for you.
A favorite patio sipper for us is the Fullsteam Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale. Fullsteam is a plow to pint brewery in Durham making fantastic beer with locally sourced ingredients. The boys recently took a field trip to the Triangle and had the opportunity to taste through the line with Brian at the brewery. The Cackalacky in particular was one of our top picks and is made with fresh NC ginger and a lighter style pale ale as a base. This works great with food or just ice cold in the sun.
Sunday Brunch on our patio is the perfect way to celebrate a beautiful weekend. Chef Eric and crew have an amazing country inspired brunch menu with an added amount of sophistication. The Dogwood signature brunch cocktails include a Honeysuckle Mimosa. This is a great beginning, middle, and end to any Sunday repast. We use Cathead Honeysuckle vodka from the great state of Mississippi made with real honeysuckle blossoms. A healthy shot of the vodka is poured in the flute with fresh squeezed orange juice and cava sparkling wine. One is never enough with these but they tend to lead to a mid-afternoon nap if you have more than a few.