Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

Summer’s last kiss was sweet as Mother Nature ushered in autumn and these sinfully, delicious sips are perfect for the arrival of fall. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Turning your favorite brew into an innovative “beer-tail” couldn’t be simpler with The Perfect Purée.  Manny’s Shandy, created by Manny Hinojosa with Magnolia beer, apple cider, The Perfect Purée White Peach Purée and nutmeg is a refreshing … Continue reading Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 16, 2020 — A panel of high-profile sommeliers and wine directors awarded Vara Winery & Distillery a total of six medals at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards, including a gold medal for their Silverhead Brut Cava. Medals were awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will … Continue reading

party perfect harvest cocktails

Maple, caramel, apples ~ the flavors and aroma of fall. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and of course it’s never too early to begin planning your cocktail menus. Over the next couple of weeks we will … Continue reading party perfect harvest cocktails

six splendid tequila cocktails

Celebrate the best part of what summer has to offer with National Tequila Day. Because great tequila is for more than just margaritas, VIVA XXXII Tequila collaborated with top mixologists from NYC and LA for their signature cocktails. Bringing a premium sipping tequila to the market at an attainable price point, VIVA XXXII contains two varietals: a Joven and a Reposado. The Joven ($40) is an estate grown 100% blue … Continue reading six splendid tequila cocktails

try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Simple and delicious this whiskey cocktail is perfect for summer sipping on the front porch while you watch the world go by. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The introductory price $22.99 includes 12 monthly issues and if you subscribe by July 10th, we will include our Holiday Cheer Guide to Entertaining, mailing mid October. Subscribe here. We look forward to … Continue reading try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia This recipe is perfect for your any outdoor party or even packed in a cooler for a day at the beach. A great go-to … Continue reading Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco

Don’t spend the evening tending bar, whip up pitchers of cocktails and create a self-serve mimosa bar for your guests. The holiday cocktail season is in full swing and mimosa’s are a delightful way to celebrate the backyard summer season. Thank you for visiting basil & salt! We look forward to bringing you great content for gardening, parenting, health and beauty and of course, delicious … Continue reading Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco

Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

Taste new wines from the Willamette Valley winery, home to three distinct winemakers and six different labels, including the newly debuted Wilkens Family Wine   PORTLAND, Ore. (May 21, 2020) – Abbey Road Farm, the 82-acre farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley, is excited to debut new spring wines from its farm collective of winemakers. Resident winemakers include James Rahn Wine Co., Stedt … Continue reading Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

From the archives: With Easter a tad further down the calendar than usual, we have a bit of extra time to prep, plan and create our menus. My traditional Easter menu has always included simple appetizers, ham and a decadent cake for dessert, however this year a change is in the wind. While I haven’t settled on a precise menu to date, I have been … Continue reading Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce