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