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Meyer Lemon Drop

Meyer Lemon Drop 2 oz. Griffo Vodka 1 oz. Magdala Orange Liqueur (Meyer lemon simple syrup Juice of 2 lemons Rub a slice of Meyer lemon around the rim of your martini glass or old-fashioned coup, then

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Special Wine Finds – Rodney Strong

2022 Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot, Sonoma County – < $16 Complex, yet approachable and terrific with food! Lush and playful. Medium body, soft tannins. Aromas and flavors of juicy blackberry, notes of fig jam, cassis, hints of

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Special Wine Finds – Raeburn

Wine of the Week 2021 Raeburn Chardonnay, Sonoma County – $12.99 Gold medal winner! Classic apples, crisp Gravenstein, Golden Delicious… nectarine aromas and flavors, tropical fruit, hints of exotic vanilla. Creamy… think crème brulee! Fun and fancy

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Special Wine Finds – Kunde

Wine of the Week 2022 Kunde Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley – <$15 Crisp, sassy, classy and refreshing. Zesty. Aromas lively with citrus and flavor notes of white and wild flowers. A little hint of spice.

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Ziggy’s 2023 Holiday Wine Picks

Cheerfully Priced   Sparkling/Champagne Gruet Methode Champenoise Blanc de Noir – $14.99 Rich in elegance. Impressive, Charming, tinsel on the tree. Creamy, dreamy, O Holy Night! Santa’s got a brand new bag!   White Wine 2021 Alexander

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Ziggy’s Holiday Cocktail 2023

The Clover Leaf 2 oz. Gin ¾ oz. Lemon juice ½ oz. Homemade grenadine White of 1 egg Add ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until frothy. Pour into cocktail coup and garnish with a mint

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Get Figgy With It

Get Figgy With It 3-4 Ripe fresh figs (or 1 t Fig jam) 2 oz. Griffo Gin 1 ¼ oz. Fresh lemon or lime juice Simple syrup (such as FloraLuna Cardamom Clove) Ice Shaker Chop figs then

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Ziggy’s Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2023

Sparkling/Champagne Laurent Perrier, La Cuvée, Brut Champagne Impressive, Citrusy, Lemongrass, Melon melange, magical minerality, stunning, apple skins, hints of Ginger…not Maryanne   White Wine 2021 Toad Hollow, Chardonnay, Unoaked, Francines Selection, Mendocino County Fun! Turkey’s best friend!

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Martinez

Martinez (Precursor to the Martini; recipe first printed in 1887) 1.5 oz. Spirit Works Barrel Aged Gin .5 oz. Sweet Vermouth .25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur 2 dashes of Orange Bitters Add ingredients into mixing glass and stir

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Cape Cod-er

Cape Cod-er 2 oz. vodka Cranberry juice Lime wedge Put a column style ice cube into a glass. Add vodka. Top with cranberry juice and stir. Squeeze a lime wedge into cocktail and drop wedge into glass.

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Harvest Apple-rita

Harvest Apple-rita 2 oz. Mescal or blanco tequila 1 tsp maple syrup Juice from ½ a lime ½ oz. orange liqueur 4 oz. apple cider Flaky sea salt/kosher salt Cinnamon Sugar Mix equal parts salt, cinnamon, and

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Sneaky Tiki

Sneaky Tiki Tower-shaped Abstract Ice Tall Collins-style glass Pineapple juice 1.25 oz. White rum 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 T simple syrup Prosecco Edible flower or pineapple wedge for garnish Into a shaker, add white rum,

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Daiquiri

Daiquiri 1.5 oz. White rum ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice ½ oz. FloraLuna Wildflower simple syrup Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a measure of ice until frothy. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with

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Summer Smash

Summer Smash Sauvignon Blanc 4 ripe strawberries, chopped 3 lemon wheels 1 oz. Simple syrup Muddle strawberries in a glass, add 2 lemon wheel and muddle. Add in simple syrup and stir. Pour in a measure ice

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Summer Wine Picks 2023

**SPARKLING WINE** 2019 Imagery Estate Blanc de Blanc, Sonoma County Bright, Fun, Green Apples, Lemon Zest, Stone Fruite, Complex, Delicious   **WHITE WINE** 2022 J. Bucher Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley Honeydew, Bikini Wine,

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Spring to Summer Smash

Spring to Summer Smash 4-5 ripe, juicy strawberries, diced 2 Lemon wedges 1 oz. Simple syrup Prosecco or any sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc, or rosé Squeeze juice from lemon wedges into stemless wine glass. Add strawberries and

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Tommy’s Margarita

Tommy’s Margarita 2 oz. Quality Blanco tequila 1 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice ½ Agave syrup Rim lip of rocks glass with a lime wedge and dip into salt. Add ingredients and a measure of ice to

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The Aviation

The Aviation 2 oz. Gin ¾ oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ oz. Maraschino liqueur ¼ oz. Crème de Violette Add all ingredient into cocktail shaker with a measure of ice and shake until chilled. Strain into

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The Drunken Bunny

The Drunken Bunny 4.5 oz. Hollow chocolate bunny 2 oz. Griffo vodka 2 oz. Kahlua or coffee liqueur of your choice 2 oz. Heavy cream or half and half   Cut ears off the bunny. Add ingredients

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Spring in My Step

Spring in My Step 2 oz. Sipsong Spring Gin ¾ oz. Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germaine) ½ oz. Fresh Meyer Lemon juicer Soda water 1 Large juicy, ripe strawberry In a Collins-style glass add a measure

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Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider 1 c. Whiskey 1 Gallon apple cider 1/2 c. Caramel or Flora Luna Clove and Cardamom syrup 3 Cinnamon sticks ¼ c. Meyer Lemon juice Combine all ingredients into slow cooker on a low

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Playful Paloma

Playful Paloma 3 shots Blanco tequila 3 shots Fresh ruby red grapefruit juice 1 shot Pamplemousse liqueur 1 T Fresh lemon juice Ice Add tequila, grapefruit juice, liqueur, lemon juice, and a measure of ice to your

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Love Letter

Love Letter 2 oz. Quality vodka (Spirit Works, Griffo, etc.) 1/2 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec 1 oz. Fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice 1/2 oz. Simple syrup 1/4 oz. Grenadine Rim your cocktail glass with sugar and

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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy 2 oz. Brown liquor – Brandy, whiskey, bourbon, or cognac 3/4 c Hot water 1 T Honey 1 Meyer lemon wedge Lemon wheel for garnish Cinnamon stick for garnish Add liquor, honey, and lemon juice

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Smooth Ride

Smooth Ride 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey (ex. Four Roses) 1 oz. Magdala liqueur 1 oz. Meyer Lemon juice Put all three ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into martini glass or old fashioned coup and garnish

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Go Right to Jenner Julep

Go Right to Jenner Julep 1.5 oz. All Gravenstein Apples Brandy 3/4 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 oz. Orange blossom honey simple syrup   Sea salt solution 1 tbsp. sea salt 4 tbsp. water Stir until it

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Zig Style Mulled Wine

ZigStyle Mulled Wine Makes about 8 servings 2 bottles red wine ½ cup bourbon ¼ cup Vermont maple syrup ¼ cup honey Peel of 1 orange, pith removed 6-8 cloves, whole 2-3 allspice berries 3 cinnamon sticks

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New Years Eve Wine Picks

White wine: 2019 Henry David Vineyard Aligoté Ernest Vineyards, Bennet Valley – $36 Bright and clear. Exuberant aroma – orchard blossoms, lush melon, Meyer lemon. Wet Seashells. Young Gravenstein apple on the finish, dried herbs on the

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Ziggy’s 2022 Holiday Wine Picks

Cheap & Cheerful – under $18 Best Sparkling NV. Ca’ Vittoria  Prosecco Superiore, Brut, Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Peschi, Italy – $15.49 Citrus superstar. Party in a glass.   Best White 2019 Rodney Strong Upshot White Blend, CA –

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27th Annual Thanksgiving Wine Picks

Best Sparkling 2018 Breathless Blanc De Noirs, Sonoma/Carneros – $36 Ultimate crowd pleaser. Awesome acid. Dry and delicious. Vibrant. Could be your one wine, start to finish. Tantalizing. Tastes expensive.   Best Rosé 2021 Flaunt Rosé of

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather  1 1/2 oz. Spirit Works 8 Year Rye Whiskey 1 tsp FloraLuna Cardamom Clove Syrup 3 drops of cayenne ginger bitters Add whiskey, syrup, and bitters to a rocks glass, then stir. Add a small

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Spiced Apple Margarita

Spiced Apple Margarita Reposado tequila Spiced apple cider Fresh lime juice Agave syrup 1 t Sugar 1 t Kosher salt 1/2 t Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice Mix sugar, salt, and cinnamon  and pour onto a plate.

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Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl 2 oz. Indira Gin 1/2 oz. Grenadine 1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 oz. Fever-Tree Light Tonic Ice Jigger Cocktail shaker Cocktail spoon   Add gin, lemon juice, grenadine, and ice to

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Autumn Spice Julep

Autumn Spice Julep 1 oz. Pineapple sage simple syrup 5 Pineapple sage leaves 2 oz. Copalli White Rum 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram 1/2 oz. Meyer lemon juice (optional) Ice   Rub one pineapple sage leaf

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Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Makes six servings 1 lb. of cucumbers, roughly chopped 1/2 c cilantro, roughly chopped 1/3 c sugar 1 1/2 t lime zest 1/4 c fresh lime juice 2 t minced jalapenos, plus slices for

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Summer Krush

Summer Krush 2 oz. Blanco tequila Hibiscus syrup (1 cup hibiscus tea and 1 cup sugar) Fresh grapefruit juice Coconut water Watermelon Add tequila and watermelon to cocktail shaker and muddle. Then, add hibiscus syrup, grapefruit juice,

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Mensch Mojito

Classic Mojito 1/2 Lime, cut into three wedges 10 Fresh mint leaves 1/2 tsp. Sugar 1.25 oz. Rum 1 cup ice Club Soda Pint glass or Collins-style glass Place mint leave and one lime wedge into glass

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Summer Wine Picks 2022

SPARKLING WINE Winner: 2018 Iron Horse Summer’s Cuvee, Russian River Valley – $72 Runner Up: Breathless Wine Company Rose, Sonoma County – $19.50 half bottle   WHITE WINE Winner:  2020 Covenant Winery Mensch Roussanne, Lodi – $22

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Classic Mimosa

Classic Mimosa Bubbly (preferably Korbel Natural or Orsi Family Vineyards Brut) Fresh squeezed orange juice Fill wine glass half full with bubbles, then top with orange juice and garnish   Wine of the Week 2021 Dry Creek

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Strawberry Lemon Smash

Strawberry Lemon Smash 4-5 Strawberries, diced 2 Lemon wedges 2 oz. Lemon simply syrup Sparkling wine   Squeeze juice from lemon wedges into a stemless wine glass or mason jar. Add strawberries and muddle with muddler or

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Campari and Soda

Campari and Soda 2 oz. Campari 6 oz. Soda water Blue Bachelor’s Button for garnish (or lemon wedge or orange slice) Pour Campari over ice in a Collins-style glass or balloon-shaped wine glass, then add soda water

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Tommy’s Margarita

Tommy’s Margarita 2 oz. Blanco tequila 1 oz. Fresh lime juice 1/2 oz. Agave syrup Ice Add ingredients to shaker and shake. Pour into glass and enjoy. Wine Wednesday 2021 Joseph Jewell Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian

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Classic Manhattan

Classic Manhattan 2 oz. Rye (or bourbon) whiskey 3/4 oz. Sweet red vermouth A few dashes of Angostura (or orange) bitters 1 measure of ice Amarena or Luxardo cherry for garnish Add whiskey, vermouth, bitters, and ice

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Kumquat Smash

Kumquat Smash 3 Kumquats, halved 2 oz. Old Tom-style gin 1/3 oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur 2/3 oz. Fresh lemon juice In a cocktail shaker, muddle kumquats to release oils and juice. Then add gin, lemon juice, and

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Meyer Lemon Pisco Sour

Meyer Lemon Pisco Sour 1 Egg white 1.5 oz. Fresh Meyer lemon juice 2 oz. Pisco .75 oz. Meyer lemon simple syrup Angostura bitters Add egg white to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to make it foamy.

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McFadden Family Vineyard

2021 Blue Quail Pinot Gris, Potter Valley – $18 Our Alsatian style Pinot Gris is a more full flavored version of what you may usually see. It is medium to light bodied with notes of pear and

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Griffo Distillery’s Canned Cocktails

Griffo Distillery’s Canned Cocktail – Whole Lotta Sunshine – $20.38 (4-pack) Made with 2 ounces Griffo Vodka, fresh local grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, FloraLuna Apothecary wildflower syrup and Griffo Amaro (also soon to be released). 10.5%

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Meyer Lemon Gimlet

Meyer Lemon Gimlet 4 oz. gin 1 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. Meyer lemon juice Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker, add a measure of ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into two chilled cocktail coups or martini glasses.

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Manhattan

Manhattan 2 oz. Rye whiskey or bourbon 1 oz. Sweet vermouth 6 dashes of FloraLuna orange bitters 1 Luxardo cherry for garnish Add ingredients to cocktail mixer, add a measure of ice. Using a bar spoon, give

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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy 1.75 oz. whiskey or brandy 1 t Fresh lemon juice Hot water 2 T Honey Cinnamon stick To a mug add hot water, whiskey or brandy, and honey. Stir with cinnamon stick to break down

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