Lehigh Valley Halloween Cocktails: Spooktacular Black Salt garnish for monster-inspired crafty cocktails
Just in time for your spooky get-togethers and Día de los Muertos celebrations Twang, a purveyor of Mexican-inspired food- and beverage-enhancing products, has released their brand new Twang-A-Rita Black Salt!
Perfectly curated for the season of shadows, it’s an enchanting black-colored salt that’ll cast a spell on your tastebuds. And as Dia De Los Muertos approaches, let our Black Salt pay tribute to the elegance of the holiday, garnishing your celebratory drinks and dishes with a touch as beautiful as marigolds on a moonlit altar.
Cheers to spirited sips and otherworldly adventures!
You can buy the Twang-A-Rita Black Salt here, each 4-ounce bag of Twang-A-Rita Black Salt is $4.00. Twang has shared the following fiendish cocktail recipe that is perfect for all you goblins and ghouls.
Monster Margarita Recipe
Serving: 1 cocktail
Twang-A-Rita Black Salt
2 ounces of tequila
1 ounce melon liqueur
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce agave syrup
- Rim your glass with Twang-A-Rita Black Salt
- Fill serving glass with ice
- In a cocktail shaker add tequila, melon liquor, lime juice and agave syrup. Shake for 10-15 seconds
- To garnish, scoop small balls out of honeydew melon
- Place a blueberry in the center of each melon ball to resemble an eyeball
- Skewer the melon eyeballs onto a cocktail stick and enjoy!
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By Joe Wehinger — 2 years ago
Taste of Kutztown set to deliver Delicious Day for Good Cause on June 11
Taste of Kutztown is set to deliver a delicious day for a good cause on June 11 at Kutztown Community Park.
The 2022 Taste of Kutztown Wine & Beer Festival is happening on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:30AM EDT at Kutztown Community Park with tickets starting at $25.00
The fundraiser is presented by Kutztown Rotary and runs from 11:30am-5:30pm.
Kutztown Community Park will play host to the Taste of Kutztown Festival, presented by The Kutztown Rotary Club.
Attendees can stroll through grass pathways and enjoy the shade while sampling and purchasing tasty foods. They can also shop for products from a wonderful cast of vineyards and artisans, sipping on wine, beer, mead and cider.
Related: Acclaimed Allentown Xplorer Spirits Set to Pour at Taste of Kutztown June 11
As in past years, wine tastings will play a major part in the event, featuring over 25 regional wineries, distilleries, mead & cider vendors & 5 local craft brewers.
Unlimited boozy samples & complimentary wine check for purchases (2 bottles or more) Food trucks, artisan vendors and live music create the vibe!
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Participating Wine/Beer Vendors
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Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars
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Their dry white wines are crisp and refreshing with a slight mineral note. Soft hints of fruit will please your senses. Their sweet wines will fulfill the fun loving side of your taste buds. Our Rottie Wines are a special tribute to our two winery dogs and our recent addition of REGGIE and all of the dog lovers out there.
Saucony Creek Brewing Co and Gastropub
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By Jaime Smith — 1 year ago
Valentine’s Day is coming up! Sommelier Jaime Smith shares romantic wines.
It’s that time of the year again and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
How should should you celebrate this holiday with your partner?
There is always a ton of pushback on these kinds of consumer targeted holidays, a new gripe is thrown in every year but why not just embrace it? The news cycles are dire, the world is changing so quickly, why not just grab ahold of this silly tradition and go with it, have fun, the other 75% of the world is.
Let loose, grab a bottle and relax.
While we are at it, why not visit some of the country’s most dynamic wine spots and the fab people who run them and let them help you choose that bottle of wine this year?
Not only are these wine stores and bars dynamic but their philosophies of inclusion & acceptance should be something we all should be aligning with ourselves.
We all struggle sometimes to find that perfect bottle for ourselves, these pros can guide you to your sweet spot.
Cheerful, friendly and quite bad ass, these stores are female/minority/handi-capable run and offer terrific selections from well-priced bottles of sparkling/still or dessert wine along with some distilled choices and the non-alcoholic too.
Wine in New York City for Valentine’s Day
NYC- big city of dreams and a place where everything is possible.
Yannick Benjamin and his wife Heidi Turzyn have recently opened Beaupierre in Hells Kitchen.
The store is a “…barrier-free wine store that supports social sustainability to enrich the quality of life for people living with disabilities as well as members of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized communities…
…an ‘open-door’ establishment
where everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or disabilities,
is always welcome.”
Not only are they the most inspirational couple you will ever meet but they will help you pick that special bottle for Valentine’s Day.
If you are ever in Harlem, you should most definitely visit their restaurant Contento (it practices the same philosophies as the store).
A fave bottle these days: 2020 Maison Chantereves, Aligote, Les Chagniots, Bourgogne, France
Visit their restaurant Contento
Wine in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day
Las Vegas- the city of lights and luck
Las Vegas is a terrific wine city and 2 places to visit for expert advice are Ada’s Wine bar and Lamaii.
First up Ada’s, run by the utterly fantastic human Ms. Kat Thomas and her infectious positivity. Ada’s has a global selection of well curated and socially conscious selections.
A fave bottle of sweets for the sweetie:
2018 Sauternes, Château Gilette ‘Les Justices’, Bordeaux, France
Next up in the neon city is a Thai sommelier/chef named Bank Atcharawan and his growing empire of hot wine centric spots.
Lamaii has some of the best Thai food in the US (he is part of the Lotus of Siam alums, the wine brain behind them) and his wife Pimmie are the consummate hosts, go chat about Burgundy and Germany!
A fave V-day bottle of bubbles:
MV Rolland Champion, Champagne
Shop Lamaii here
Wine in Washington DC for Valentine’s Day
Washington DC- The nations capital is a hot bed for natural wines and inclusivity.
Two spots to not miss are Domestique Wine Shop and Vitis Wines.
Domestique is hands down the best natural wine shop in the country and Eric Moorer is part of the reason, an encyclopedia of all things natty and a proponent for the culture.
Fave natty selection:
2019 Domaine Dupasquier, Mondeuse, Savoie, France
Shop Domestique Wine Shop
Vitis Wine Bar is located in Union market and run by one of its owners, Vanessa Phillips, a Kansas transplant and she-boss. The store has female & BIPOC centric choices with a great value all tightly wrapped in a small footprint.
Fave store pic:
Visit and shop Vitis Wine Bar
Wine in Charleston, SC for Valentine’s Day
Charleston, SC- The gem of a city along the Atlantic coast
A simply amazing wine store called Graft and run by one of the owners Mr. Femi Oyediran. Femi is a well renowned Sommelier and probably one of the most affable folks in the wine biz. The store is a treasure trove of wines, from nerdy to classic.
Fave domestic red:
2021 Trousseau, Phelan Farms, Cambria, CA (a Rajat Parr production)
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