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A certified cicerone—in other words, beer sommelier—Salt Creek Grille – Princeton Assistant General Manager Chad Landsberg knows his way around the world of spirits. Just in time for summer, Chad shares his picks for delicious and refreshing seasonal sips.
Peach White Sangria
What better time to sip a delightful and crisp white sangria than the summer? Peaches are perfectly ripe for the picking this time of year. As a result, there’s no better way to utilize peaches than an amazing peach white sangria. Oranges, lemons, and apples go great with the peach in this summertime favorite. The citrus flavors add some much-needed zest to the sweetness of the peaches and apples. Peach brandy and peach schnapps are also great for adding that desired peach flavor to the drink. For the wine part of it, Prosecco and Chardonnay add a nice balance. The bubbly sweetness of the prosecco and buttery smoothness of the chardonnay will add a nice zing to it.
This drink is a personal favorite of mine. ‘Tis the season for super sweet blueberries, and other than a cobbler, cocktails are my favorite way to use them. Muddling fresh blueberries with some fresh mint is a great start. I like to add lemon to the mix, as well as some homemade simple syrup. Pairing this with your favorite rum and a bit of citrus vodka is a cool and refreshing drink for any occasion this summer. Here at Salt Creek Grille, Executive Chef Wally Weaver and I make a cool and refreshing blueberry/mint syrup to give that same flavor in a shorter amount of time.
Some may think bourbon is not the spirit of choice for the summer, but I say they’re wrong! A different yet classic take on a bourbon cocktail is perfect for the summer. Personally, I would just drink Angel’s Envy straight, but a highball is an approachable way for anyone to enjoy a nice bourbon. A freshly made simple syrup, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 2 oz. of your favorite bourbon (in my case, Angel’s Envy), and there you have it! The lemon juice takes away the bite of any bourbon and even plays with the flavor notes. A bourbon like Angel’s Envy has some notes of honey and vanilla to it, which also play very well with lemon. Adding simple syrup will balance it all out for a nice, sweet-and-tart cocktail.
You can find more of Chad’s favorite cocktails at Salt Creek Grille – Princeton’s upcoming events:
Summer Cookout, featuring Sourland Mountain Spirits
Come join us as Salt Creek Grille – Princeton and Sourland Mountain Spirits throw a combined cookout: we are inviting everyone! We’ll have custom-crafted cocktails featuring the wonderful spirits from Sourland Mountain. Executive Chef Wally Weaver will grill up a plate of awesome food for everyone in attendance. We will have yard games going on as well as a DJ—fun for the whole family! The event will be Wednesday, July 17, at 5 p.m. (Rain date is July 18 at 5 p.m.) All ticket sales will go through Eventbrite and are final. Tickets are priced at $45+.
An Interactive Bourbon Experience
Salt Creek Grill – Princeton and Angel’s Envy would like to invite you to An Interactive Bourbon Experience! This will be a fun and educational way to learn about flavor profiles for both food and bourbon/whiskey. Angel’s Envy, from Louisville, Kentucky, has some amazing spirits we would love to share with you. From the Signature Port Finished Bourbon, to the Caribbean Rum finished Rye, all the way to the Limited Release Cask Strength Bourbon, there is something for everyone. Executive Chef Wally Weaver will walk guests through an amazing Food Tasting Menu to go along with these wonderful spirits. The event will be Thursday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. All ticket sales will go through Eventbrite and are final. Tickets are priced at $131.06 and are all-inclusive.
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