Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day Finds

Super Bowl with Van Gogh…
 Van Gogh Vodka is ready for Super Bowl with a drink for each team. Although I haven’t tried the Acai-Blueberry Vodka yet (stay tuned for next month’s column), these sound good to

The Bronco
1 1/2 oz Van Gogh Oranje Vodka
3 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Club Soda

Pour vodka and juice into an ice-filled highball glass rimmed with blue sugar.
Stir and top with orange juice and garnish with an orange slice

The Panther
1 oz Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
5 oz Lemonade
1/2 oz Triple Sec

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice filled highball glass rimmed with silver sugar.
Garnish with floating blueberries.

More Super Bowl from Big Mouth…
Now that your cocktails are set, you need to be prepared for the beer and wine lovers at your Super Bowl Event. Big Mouth has some great ideas for that and there’s still time for two-day shipping from Amazon.

Inflatable Football Cooler
I don’t care that football season is officially over this weekend, this is also going to be one of my favorite finds for the summer. What could be more fun than keeping your drinks cold in the inflatable (and floatable) cooler? I tried the Inflatable Football Cooler out on my kitchen counter and there was no leaking while all the drinks kept cool.

Bottoms Up Football Mug
If you are looking for a mug that will hold a lot, chill in the freezer, and clearly show what’s in it, check out the BigMouth Inc. Bottoms Up! Football Beer Mug .

Football Drink Kooler
Your beers and cocktails will stay cozy and cool in these game day “koolers.”

Spanish Wines…
I was only a teenager the first time I went to Spain, but, as it still is in most of Europe, it was normal for the waiters to serve wine to me. What I learned then holds true today – Spanish wines are some of the best bargains in the world.

Beronia Reserva 2010
This is a perfect example of what you can get for a little in Spain. This Rioja blend is as dry and complex as many I’ve found in Napa, but nowhere near the price. It’s a bargain at around $20 for anyone who likes a Syrah, or especially dry Pinot.

Villarnau Barcelona Brut Reserve Rose
Get ready to toast with your Valentine with this sparkling rose from Villarnau winery in Barcelona, Spain.  It’s perfectly paired with just about everyone and a good choice for those who don’t like their bubbly 


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