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SIPS . . .

GARDEN INSPIRED COCKTAIL RECIPES
Elevate Spring cocktail style with fresh, culinary cocktails from Azzurre Spirits

Spring is here! Whether you're planning a brunch with family and friends, an afternoon soiree, or a dinner party for the whole block, festive cocktails are a must have for entertaining this spring! Try these delicious garden inspired, springtime sippers from Azzurre Spirits to accompany your party plans.


Carrot Ginger Collins

  • 1 oz Azzurre Vodka
  • 3 oz fresh carrot juice
  • 1 oz fresh apple juice
  • 2 thin slices of fresh ginger, peeled
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Garnish: lime disc and carrot leaves



Lavender Honey Bee

  • 1.5 oz Azzurre Gin
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz lavender syrup*
  • Top club soda
  • Garnish: Lemon slice and lavender sprig


Raspberry Pomegranate Collins

  • 2 oz Azzurre Vodka
  • 1 oz fresh sour mix
  • .5 oz pomegranate syrup
  • 3 fresh raspberries
  • Soda water
  • Garnish: fresh raspberries, mint


Garden Party Lemon Punch

  • Crushed ice
  • 1 oz Azzurre Vodka
  • 2 oz limoncello
  • Small bunch mint leaves
  • 2 oz soda water
  • Garnish: lemon slice and mint sprig

Peter in the Strawberry Patch

  • 1.5 oz Azzurre Vodka
  • 1.5 oz white crème de cacao
  • .5 oz strawberry liqueur
  • Chocolate almond milk
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Garnish: Strawberries


 

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COOL COOLERS FROM CRUZAN RUM

Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Cooler
Ingredients:
2 parts Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum 
3/4 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 small pinch Sea Salt
Club Soda
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Cruzan® Caribbean Dream
Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Cream


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A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE
A film by David Kennard

82 minutes, documentary, color, 2014
In English & French w/ English subtitles (optional English SDH)


DVD Extras: Four Shorts (Harvest; Vineyard Cabin; Blending at Gosset; Opening a Bottle) • The Champagne Bureau's "From Terroir to Wine" • About the Winemakers • About the Filmmakers

The exploding cork. Endless tiny bubbles floating up and up in the glass. An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of Champagne, isn't it? But it's not just bubbles in a glass that makes the wine, or the mystique. Only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region is truly "Champagne."

At first glance, the region is not an obvious source of romance. Champagne's history is grim and bloody, swept by war and destruction from Attila the Hun to the filthy trenches of WWI and the Nazi depredations of WWII. The environment for winemaking is desperately hard - northerly latitude, chalky soil, copious rain, frost, rot. Yet it’s these difficulties that help make the wine unique.

With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers like Champagne Saint-Chamant, where each and every bottle is still turned by hand in the cellars, to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger which have been instrumental in shaping the image of Champagne around the world.

“A fun and effervescent portrait of the people, places, and process behind bubbly.”
- Santa Barbara Independent

A Year in Champagne entertainingly guides viewers through the winemaking process and behind the scenes to hear from the vintners who put the magic in the bottle. Quality production values, engaging scripting and fascinating characters.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“90 minutes of pure happiness!” - Terres de Vins

A Year in Champagne is such a poetic masterpiece that even the editing and pacing of the film mirrors the process of how the wine is made.” - Newschannel 3 Santa Barbara

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