Carajillo 43

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Carajillo 43Alie & Georgia say: Simple but delicious. That’s why we love this one. Licor 43 is sweet and has wonderful vanilla notes, making it a great complement to so many cocktails. This makes a great after-dinner drink.

Carajillo 43
 
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  • 1-1/2 oz Licor 43
  • 3 oz Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Pour ingredients in a glass over ice and serve.
  2. Pretend it was harder to make.

 

Orange You Glad It’s Got Tequila?

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?Alie & Georgia say: The reposado tequila gives this cocktail some oaky depth, but the orange liqueur lends brightness and sweetness. The espresso has a smoky complexity and when stirred over ice and garnished with an orange peel, you have a rich and sophisticated sipper.

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  • 1-1/2 oz. Reposado tequila
  • ¾ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a tall glass or a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) for 30 seconds to a minute, and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange peel, spiraled inside the glass.

 

Limoncello Iced Latte

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Alie & Georgia say: This playful cocktail brings that sweet tartness of limoncello together with coffee and trust us: your Sunday brunches just went next-level delicious.

Limoncello Iced Latte
 
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  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Villa Massa Limoncello
  • 2-1/2 oz coffee
  • Splash of cream
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Pour Limoncello and Grand Marnier into glass coffee cup or mug, over ice.
  2. Top with coffee and cream, stir well.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream -- because you deserve it.

 

Enriquez Estate Wines Review

#PetalumaMade Disclosure

A view of the vineyard at Enriquez Estate WinesThroughout the day on our #PetalumaMade tour, we were accompanied by local winemaker Cecilia Enriquez, who helped our fearless leader Kristi Trimmer to organize this whole event.  Cecilia was fun, knowledgeable, and a general joy to hang out with.  Her’s is an amazing story, which she outlines on her website so I won’t bore you with it here, just go read it.  Basically, she knew nothing about wine just a few years ago and now, at 27, she’s president and owner of Enriquez Estate Wines.

Vineyard at Enriquez Estate WinesBefore we even tasted the wines, we saw the property – a gorgeous expanse of land that was more than welcoming in the late afternoon sun after a long day of wine tasting.  We sat outside for a bit before she invited us into her home to taste her unique wines paired with farmstead cheeses.  She had also invited Donna Pacheco from Achadinha Cheese Company to pair her wines with some of their farmstead cheese.

Paired cheese from Achadinha Cheese CompanyWe started with the very crisp white wine called Brisa, which is a white blend with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, & Chardonnay grapes.  It’s aged in stainless steel barrels so it’s crisper without any oak tones, which I quite enjoy.  We moved on to her Rosé made entirely from Tempranillo grapes, which I’d never even heard of before let alone tried.  It was a very different flavor, but I quite liked it.  We moved on to their signature Tempranillo and then to their very limited Family Reserve Pinot Noir.  Of all four, I was quite taken by the Rosé and enjoyed it the most.

Grapes on the vine at Enriquez Estate WinesOur group loved just hanging around Cecilia’s home and her yard with her cute dogs, and could have easily stayed there long into the evening just enjoying the breeze and sunshine with our wine, but we had a scheduled dinner to rush off to.  It was a fantastic way to end the day, and I highly recommend anyone to make an appointment with Cecilia to taste her fantastic wines and give her pups some love for me!

Family owned and operated, estate grown, ultra-premium, limited production boutique winery located in Petaluma, Sonoma County – the gateway into wine country.

Her tastings are by appointment only since she’s graciously inviting you into her home, so if you’re interested, please email Cecilia Enriquez, the President & Owner, to schedule a tasting appointment!

Check out Enriquez Estate Wines and like them on Facebook!  You can also follow them on Instagram or Twitter.

3062 Old Adobe Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954
707-347-9719
Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/biz/enriquez-estate-wines-petaluma

Sonoma Valley Portworks Review

#PetalumaMade DisclosureSonoma Valley Portworks in Petaluma, CAOur third stop of the day on our  #PetalumaMade wine tour was Sonoma Valley Portworks.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve developed an appreciation for port.  Last year I had a terrific port from Brentwood, CA that paired very well with a rich dark chocolate.  So, knowing we’d be tasting some port and not knowing if chocolate would be available, I came prepared and brought my own (my favorite Ghirardelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree).  I am glad to report I didn’t need it!

Co-Owner Caryn Reading at Sonoma Valley Portworks in Petaluma, CAThe co-owner Caryn Reading was a very gracious host, and very excited to embrace us bloggers and social media.  She was all ready to ask us our best practices on blogging and using Instagram to promote SVP, and I’m so happy to report that she’s a frequent user now!  She had lots of cheese, fruit, and yes, chocolate ready to pair with our selections.

We tried two varietals of the Sonoma Valley Portworks Aris: a 2007 Petit Sirah and a 2008 Petit Verdot.  It was paired with, among other things, a cheese from Beehive Cheese Co. called Barely Buzzed, which is an espresso & lavender hand-rubbed cheese that was actually very good, and paired well.  One of the members of our tour group, Chrissy, is an untrained cheese monger, and schooled us on cheese a bit while we tasted.

We moved on to my absolute favorite, their Cask Reserve port that was simply outstanding.  I was surprised how much I liked it without any food pairing.  The layers of flavor that hit your mouth in waves were shocking and wonderful.  It was sweet, but not too sweet or too dry, either.  I didn’t expect such a rich flavor experience, but I had to bring home a bottle to share this amazing experience with my friends, family, and husband.

Sonoma Valley Portworks in Petaluma, CAAfter tasting the Deco Port with some dark chocolate truffles and the Duet Sherry, I reluctantly tried some of the Sonomic Almost Vinegar made from Gewurztraminer grapes.  I was NOT disappointed!  It was peachy and cirtrusy and thick and sweet.  Like the best parts of a local honey, and the same consistency.  I’ve never tasted anything like it, and immediately grabbed the last bottle off of the shelf!

Sonoma Valley Portworks in Petaluma, CAI’m excited to take my friends back to check in on Caryn’s social media exploits and introduce them to these amazing wines and terrific vinegar from Sonoma Valley Portworks!

Sonoma Valley Portworks is the only winery in Sonoma County specializing in ports and after-dinner wines.

Check out Sonoma Valley Portworks and like them on Facebook!  You can also follow them on Instagram.

613 Second St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
707-769-5203
Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/biz/sonoma-valley-portworks-petaluma-2