You're Invited to This Year's Ultimate Galentine's Day Brunch

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Sure Galentine’s Day may be a made up Holiday, but I’ll take any excuse to spend a day celebrating the lovely ladies in my life.

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The perfect brunch menu does exist and it consists of: cocktails, food, chocolates, wine, and friends. I have a menu so good – even Leslie Knope would approve. Now even though Brunch is nothing without a mimosa, I’m pretty sure us ladies know how to make those pretty well by now…90% Champagne & 10% Orange Juice right? Anyway, now that we’ve mastered that let’s get started with one of my favorite sips that’s a little different.

ROSE SANGRIA

Serves: 4-6 
Preparation Time: 10 minutes, plus 24 hours to chill   
Difficulty Level: Easy

Rosé Sangria

Impress the girl’s with this fruity Sangria. A must have at brunch, and a definite “heck yes” in the group chat.

Ingredients

  • 1 750-mL bottle Rosé
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 Tbs. brandy
  • 1-2 Tbs. granulated sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup chilled sparkling water
  • More grapes and strawberries for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine rosé, orange liqueur, and brandy. Add sugar to taste if desired.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved (if added) or until ingredients are combined.
  3. Add the halved grapes, strawberries and sparkling water to the pitcher, then stir again.
  4. Chill overnight for best results, or serve immediately.
  5. Serve in glasses over ice.
  6. Garnish with grapes and strawberries.

Need a visual? Here’s a video:

The next cocktail I have prepared is one to die for. I mean White Claw, Strawberry Lemonade, and Rose in one drink? Could this be better than a diamond? Definitely not but definitely close.

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SPRITZER

Glasses of Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer

Serves: 1   
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place a strawberry in each compartment of an ice cube tray and top with Rosé Wine.
  2. Place in freezer and chill overnight until frozen.
  3. Pour half of a White Claw into a glass with the Rosé & strawberry ice cubes, top off with strawberry lemonade.
  4. Garnish with lemon.

No my visual learners, I didn’t forget about you:

SNACK TIME

You’ve probably worked yourself up an appetite by watching those cocktail videos. I’ll give you some delicious recipe ideas to pair with your cocktails or even your favorite glass of wine.

BAGELS

Did someone say bagels? A little sparkle goes a long way, and immediately turns any basic brunch food up a notch. Sparkling wines typically offer a tart acidity and light sweetness, which help to cleanse the palate when paired with delicious bagels. And the best part is, the more toppings you add, the more these sparkling wines really help those flavors pop!

SMOKED SALMON

Smoked salmon is the ultimate brunch bestie and quite the breakfast combination. Often served with bagels, avocado toast or capers, the secret behind pairing this dish is finding a wine with enough acidity to complement the super salty and fishy flavors—while also being delicate enough not to overpower them. Sauvignon’s crisp, refreshing taste does just that.

WAFFLES

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Leslie Knope would be disappointed if waffles were not included in our brunch menu. So whether they’re drenched in syrup or covered in fruit, waffles go well with a variety of drinks. Rosé is one of the best brunch drinks to pair with these delicious carb bombs, particularly when you load it up with oranges, limes or raspberries. The acidic fruit cuts through the rich syrup and thick waffles, and the sweetness of the wine creates a lovely balance.

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Galentine’s day. If you’re looking for even MORE inspo on how to celebrate with your girls, head over to our brunch page to get tips on all the sips and sweets for the perfect day.

2020; Still the Year of the White Claw

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Last summer was the summer of hard seltzer, but more specifically the summer of White Claw. White Claw was so popular that it even created a shortage in their supply…Yikes! So what makes this drink so popular? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you.

100 Calories…Need I Say More?

It’s no surprise that people of all ages are making smarter choices to become a healthier version of themselves. White Claw has done an incredible job at making this seem easy.

Using their unique BrewPure® process, White Claw has made an alcohol base that’s naturally gluten free and clean tasting, for you to enjoy life without compromise. This allows their fruit flavors to come through, for a hit of epic refreshment.

White Claw® Hard Seltzer is made using a blend of seltzer water, their gluten free alcohol base, and a hint of fruit flavor. Each can of White Claw contains 100 calories, 2g carbs, and 5% ABV (alc/volume). White Claw seltzers are available in 5 fruit delicious flavors including:

  1. White Claw Black Cherry
  2. White Claw Mango (yum)
  3. White Claw Natural Lime
  4. White Claw Raspberry
  5. White Claw Ruby Grapefruit
White Claw hard seltzer from their home page

Vodka Soda Alternative? Yes please.

White Claw’s newest, purest innovation yet belongs to the limited edition White Claw Pure Hard Seltzer, a refreshing alternative to a vodka soda. This seltzer is a dream come true considering it contains ZERO carbs, 100 calories, and a clean taste. What’s not to love? It’s easy to enjoy straight or to add your own flavor twist.

Turn Your Seltzer Into A Cocktail

The beauty of White Claw is that yes, you can love them on their own, but you can also make them into a delicious cocktail to serve at your next party. Don’t worry we have an example for you. Try this recipe out at your next gathering to have your guests begging for more…Trust me.

SELTZER SANGRIA

Seltzer Sangria Cocktail

Serves: 4-6  
Preparation Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time (optional)   
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rinse all the fruit besides the watermelon.
  2. Thinly slice the orange, lemon, and apple. Take care to remove the seeds from the fruit.
  3. Chop the watermelon into small cubes.
  4. Hull and half the strawberries.
  5. Add the ingredients to your pitcher and add the agave syrup. Pour in the White Wine.
  6. Chill at least four hours, preferably overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, top with your favorite White Claw.

Need some visuals to help you put this sangria together? Don’t worry, I’ve attached the tutorial video for you:

As you’ve seen, White Claw is a healthy, tasty trend that is here to stay. Enjoy them all year long, & if you’re looking for even MORE hard seltzer inspo head over to our site to pick up your case of White Claw today.

New Year, New You, New Healthier Drinks

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Another year has come and gone, and a new decade has arrived. Start 2020 off on the right foot without giving up your guilty pleasures. We have all the healthy sips to let you enjoy a fun lifestyle while also following through with your New Year resolutions. A win win situation if you ask me.

Is getting healthy your goal? Perfect. Lets start by giving you a list of our guilt-free sips. We have light, low calorie, organic and more in everything from wine to seltzer. Amazing right?

Lets start with our organic wines

  1. Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown, 2017
    This California Organic wine focuses on the black-fruit flavors while a powerful structure of tannins and good acidity come together nicely in this big but balanced wine. Blackberries, black plums, and a pinch of black pepper give it a delicious classic profile.
  2. HoM Merlot
    Robert Eden crafts this delicious Merlot from a 15yr old dry farmed vineyard in the Utiel-Requena area Spain. This Merlot has as silky core of black raspberry, blueberry, and violet flavors with subtle hints of nutmeg. A must try.
  3. Fitvine Cabernet Sauvignon
    This California wine has a classic Cabernet nose of currant, lavender, black licorice and a hint of new oak. It’s rich purpose soft tannins wrap around flavors of cedar, boysenberry and coffee, chocolate with a hint of leather. Who wants a glass right now?

Looking for more than wine? What about our organic spirits, we have those too

  1. Froggy B Vodka
    A great Vodka that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Produced of the finest French wheat and distilled six times in the prestigious Cognac region. Enjoy neat, in a cocktail or as the base for the classic martini. 100% ORGANIC & 100% guaranteed to enjoy.
  2. 3 Amigos Organic Blanco Tequila
    An ultra smooth, certified organic tequila that embraces the true flavor of ripe and pure organic blue agave with notes of dry fruit and cooked agave on the nose. Being a Gold Medal Winner from the 2018 World Tequila Awards, this tequila will not disappoint.

Want To Turn These Into Cocktails? Keep Reading

  1. Powell & Mahoney Skinny Margarita
    The skinny on Powell & Mahoney’s Skinny Margarita Mixer? An authentic, refreshingly sweet Marg with a clean citrus finish and under 100 calories! Oh, and unlike those other skinny drinks, our recipe is sodium benzoate free, gluten free, high fructose corn syrup free…guilt free!
  2. Fever Tree Light Ginger Beer
    A naturally brewed product that has the distinctive long lasting ginger character of Fever Tree with 53% fewer calories. Perfect with your favorite rum or vodka or as a refreshing soft drink. A must have.

Moving Onto Seltzers

  1. White Claw Variety Pack
    The dominant force of the summer is here to stay. Get all three flavors of White Claw (Natural Lime, Black Cherry & Ruby Grapefruit) the refreshing, spiked, sparkling water with a hint of natural fruit in one convenient mix pack! The go to drink for your New Year Resolutions that you can enjoy all year long!
  2. Natural Light Seltzer Aloha Beaches
    Another contender in the hard seltzer game. Enjoy this refreshing blend of full fruit flavors. Introducing Aloha Beaches – When mango and peach tropic like it’s hot…just makes you want to try one.
  3. TRULY Berry Hard Seltzer Variety
    Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more seltzers. Well you thought wrong. You absolutely need this delicious pack with flavors like Wild Berry, Blueberry & Acai, Raspberry & Lime, Pomegranate. Healthy & Delicious? Sign me up.

Don’t Worry Beer Lovers…We Didn’t Forget About You

  1. Corona Premier
    Corona Premier is a 90 calorie, low carb extension of the well known CORONA EXTRA brand of beer. It is a light, crisp and refreshing beer that pairs well with seafood. Add a lime for the perfect compliment. What more could you ask for?
  2. Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty IPA
    This low calorie IPA uses monk fruit for fermentable sugars (vs. lots of malt)! Packing aromatic hop notes with only 95 calories and 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat (12oz serving). Hazy golden, evoking pineapple, coconut and mango. MMMmmm

Looking For Gluten Free or Low Gluten Options? We’ve Got You Covered

  1. Omission Pale Ale
    This Pale Ale contains an amber hue. Bold & hoppy, this hop-forward beer is brewed to showcase the Cascade hop. It delivers a floral aroma & caramel malt flavor. Fermented from grains containing gluten & crafted to remove gluten.
  2. Stella Artois Spritzer
    Stella Artois Spritzer is crafted from a special blend of crisp green apples, and fresh hibiscus that perfectly balances the lightly sweet cider notes with refreshing bubbles. Light, Refreshing, Sweet, & Perfect

New year, new you, new goals. Let Total Wine & More help you achieve those goals in 2020 by taking advantage off all of our healthy options.

Five Must Have Wine & Spirits to Celebrate Lunar New Year

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January is on the horizon which means Lunar New Year is upon us. We have all the best wines and spirits for you to celebrate. Take a look at our list of the 5 wines and spirits you must have this holiday!

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  1. Glenmorangie
    This delicate Scotch contains notes of candied apple, light toffee and pear drops…nuances of rose petals, carnations and lightly toasted malt. The palate entry is grainy and moderately sweet; at midpalate there’s a burst of red pepper backed by tastes of pears, peaches, mushrooms.
  2. Moutai
    -Kweichow Moutai is the most revered of Chinese liquors. At $200 a bottle this liquor is primarily consumed as a celebratory drink, its aroma and taste are reminiscent of Soy Sauce, pear, walnut and almond.
  3. Highly Rated Sakes
    Gekkeikan Horin Sake
    This Sake is a small batch microbrew, with a limited production. Slowly fermented at low temperatures for a more refined flavor. Mild, fruity aroma, hints of cantaloupe and honeysuckle, and a long, clean finish.
    Gekkeikan Sake
    This sake is herbaceous with hints of grapefruit, mellow flavor with a clean, medium finish. A need for the Holiday.
  4. Highly Rated Bordeaux’s
    Rothschild Blanc Selection Prestige
    This Bordeuax is a tremendous value from the owners of Ch Lafite Rothschild. This lively, crisp and dry Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend serves up lots of lemon and vanilla flavors with a creamy, smooth finish. Very elegant and a classy party wine…perfect for throwing a Lunar New Year party!
    Chateau Dalem Fronsac, 2016
    This Bordeaux contains super-ripe black cherry, chocolate, blackberry, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and incense all run though this opulent, unapologetically full-throttle Fronsac. A wonderful sip for the Lunar New Year.
  5. Highly Rated Plum Wines
    Hoshi Plum Wine
    This plum wine has the taste of succulent plums. Hoshi Plum is light and sweet. Enjoy the smooth refreshing taste at room temperature, chilled, on the rocks or over desert…Yum.
    Gekkeikan Plum
    This delicious plum wine is made exclusively from Ume plums. Fermented and aged for 3 years it contains hints of apple and pear. This wine is rich and full-bodied with a long, smooth finish.
  6. Best Champagnes
    Montaudon Brut
    This magnificent French wine is minerally, with a creamy mousse that carries flavors of apricot tart, blackberry pate de fruit. meringue and chopped hazelnut. The lasting finish is well-cut and juicy. A must try this Lunar New Year.
    Tsarine Cuvee Adriana
    You could recognize this French champagne by it’s beautiful gold bottle designed by Adriana Karembeu. This rich wine full of rounded fruits and ripe, juicy apples contains fruitiness that is balanced by a more structured character that introduces a steely edge of minerality.

What’s Lunar New Year Without Cocktails?

Try out these cocktail recipes at your Lunar New Year party and you will have everyone lining back up for more.

ORIGINAL EMPEROR COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pour Hennessy V.S.O.P into a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently.
  3. Strain over large ice cube into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with orange zest.

FIRST GUEST COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add ice to shaker then pour all ingredients on top.
  2. Shake to chill and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist

Looking for even MORE inspo on what to have for Lunar New Year? Check out our website to shop all your favorite sips & have a happy Lunar New Year!

Ring in the New Year With Our Top 5 Champagnes & Sparkling Wines!

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With 2019 coming to a close, what better way to welcome 2020 than with these top Champagnes & Sparkling Wines that everyone will be sure to enjoy! Here’s a list of 5 must try brands!

  1. La Vostra Prosecco
    This Italian Champagne is one that is sure to be a crowd favorite. With it’s irresistible flavors of apple, white peach, and fragrant honeysuckle, even the most selective sparkling enthusiast will be begging for another glass.
  2. Jacqueline Leonne Rose
    This champagne from New Mexico is described as a sparkling wine with subtlety, minerality, and power that exceed expectations. The rose character of this wine grows as richness and red fruit notes like raspberries flesh out the finish…yum.
  3. Armani Prosecco
    This champagne is a plush and refreshing Prosecco with an expressive mix of apple blossom, and lemon zest. Ripe and bold fruit combine with savory acidity to give the wine balance, texture and depth. People will be craving this for days to come.
  4. Olema Sparkling Brut
    This French champagne is a deliciously crisp sparkling wine made in the traditional style. Dry with vibrant acidity and a round mouthfeel, this wine features flavors of apple, pear, honeysuckle and pastry dough through the nose and palate with a bright, clean finish. A must have heading into the New Year.
  5. Rondel Brut Cava
    More fruity than dry, this “extreme brut” is filled with soft peach and nut flavors, their fragrance lifted by floral tones of white lilies. Briny and fresh, the flavors last. Fantastic with cocktail favors such as shrimp tempura.

If you’re looking for even MORE inspo for your New Years party this year, check out our website for all the sips.

Why Veuve Clicquot Has To Be Your Go To Holiday Gift

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Holiday season is approaching quickly and if you’re stuck on last minute ideas…look no further. The Veuve Clicquot gift box is the ideal gift for any champagne lover. This is a gift that nobody will forget for it’s incredible taste, sleek design, & a new gift box every year!

Champagne is already known for being a celebratory beverage, & what’s better than a champagne gift? Exactly – so why not celebrate the Holidays with Veuve Clicquot?

What is Veuve Clicquot?

For those who aren’t familiar with the history of Veuve Clicquot. We’ve got you covered with the facts. Veuve Clicquot is a widely known champagne founded by Philippe Clicquot. At the age of 27, Barbe Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot took over her husband’s family business after his death in 1805.  Her status as a “widow,” or “veuve” in French (hence the name) allowed her to run the winery and become one of the first international businesswomen of modern times. For the next 50 years, she oversaw the Clicquot business, transforming the small house into a global Champagne empire, and thereby became the first modern businesswoman.

Let’s Talk Taste

This French champagne is a crowd favorite and rightfully so. It’s appearance is a wonderful golden color with a mousse of very fine bubbles. On the nose, this Champagne is filled with aromas such as white fruits to vanilla with notes of toast and brioche. There is an abundance of acidity that people crave and a lingering finish with all of the fruit flavors within…yum.

Wrapping It Up

Gift wrapping – you either love it or hate it right? For all of you that despise it, Veuve Clicquot gift box already comes wrapped! Bingo. These unique bottles come in a different box every year & this year we want to introduce the Ice Jacket. The iconic Veuve Clicquot Ice Jacket has been reinvented in 2018 with a sleek ultra contemporary design using mesh and jersey fabric with metallic details to enhance luxury cues. The Champagne cooler is made from an isothermic, state of the art textile and keeps the bottle cool for up to 2 hours. Take your pick from the yellow and rose jacket, but both will be sure to impress.

Looking for even MORE inspo on Veuve Clicquot or holiday shopping? Visit our site to find exactly the bottle you’re looking for!

Top 5 Gifts to Give This Holiday

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The holidays are right around the corner and we have a list of the top 5 gifts that your loved ones will be sure to adore.

Let’s Get to Gifting

  1. Corkcicle Cigar Glass
    This glass is a Whiskey lover and Cigar lover’s dream. Part rocks glass part cigar rest, Cigar Glass lets you hold your drink and cigar in the same hand at the same time without all the awkward finger fumbling, so you are free to sip and puff at your leisure.
  2. Etched Globe Decanter
    A new spin on serving spirits. Turn this globe spirits decanter east to west or west to east and admire the rich hue of your prized port, cognac or wine. As you spin the decanter, its precious contents will also aerate to open up the flavor and allow the aromas to develop.
  3. Wino Sippers – S/2
    Some call it genius. Others call it revolutionary. The brilliant Wino Sipper features a built-in glass straw, perfect for sipping your favorite beverage. It’s compact design fits securely in the palm of your hand – No more losing your grip on fragile stemware!
Dog lovers? Yeah, we’ve got glasses for you!
  1. Slant Feliz Nauti-Dog
    Cutest gift idea yet (see the photo above)! Get this stemless wine glass for yourself or give them to dog lovers as a personal housewarming or Christmas gift they are sure to love for years to come.
  2. Bottle Holder – Cheery Cub
    Add a little cheer to your holiday decor! Display your wine in this playful, light-hearted polar bear holder. This festive and playful wine holder works with all standard bottle shapes…A gift anyone would love.

With these gifts you’ll be sure to impress, but if you’re looking for even MORE gifting inspiration this Holiday season, Head over to our gift guide page to find the most perfect gift yet!

Best Wines to Pair with Turkey this Holiday Season

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Time for yummy food, family, friends, and fun. This holiday season we thought we’d help you out with a list of our favorite wines to pair with the delicious Turkey you’re cooking up this year.

Red Wine and Turkey Pairings

Let’s start of with a list for our red wine lovers.

  1. Olema Pinot Noir Sonoma County, 2017
    This delicious red wine filled with notes of vanilla and spice will complement the Turkey any which way you cook it! From the makers of our 2018 #1 Wine of the Year, this bottle is a must have wine this holiday season.
  2. Iter Pinot Noir California
    This red wine will have people begging for another glass. It is a solid, oak aged California Pinot with plenty of fruit that is a necessity to have on the dinner table this holiday season.
  3. Kudos Pinot Noir Willamette, 2017
    This Pinot Noir has plenty of red plum and cherry notes to pair with any and everything at your table this holiday season. You and your loved ones must give Oregon Pinot Noir a try this holiday!

White Wine and Food Pairings

Don’t worry lovers of white wine, we didn’t forget about you!

  1. Grey Rock Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
    For the white wine drinkers who need to wet their palate before the main dish arrives, make sure your glass is full of Sauvy B. This bottle, a light and acidic Sauvignon Blanc, will not only pair fantastically with your big Thanksgiving dinner, but it will keep you from feeling weighed down before you get to the main course.
  2. Luquet St Veran Vers les Monts
    You must save a spot at the dinner table for this unoaked, fruity Chardonnay this year. Before, during, or after dinner – it’s good at any point with soft cheeses or to help enhance any fruity flavors on the table!
  3. Neethlingshof Chenin Blanc
    Our final white wine we recommend at your table this year, this South African white is full of peach and apricot and hints it will add a refreshing twist to your turkey, especially if you have other glazed dishes on the table (like ham).

Looking for even MORE wine pairing insporation for the holidays? Head over to our holiday entertaining page to make sure you’re prepared for the best holiday season yet!

Peanut Butter with Whiskey? Yep, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is all the craze.

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Just when we thought there would never be a better pairing than Peanut Butter and Jelly…Skrewball comes out with Peanut Butter Whiskey.

Peanut butter lovers everywhere are in for a treat with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, a trend that has been popular for Southern Californians for awhile but is now gaining more distribution across the nation.

Who would have thought the bold taste of whiskey would pair so well with the taste of rich, creamy peanut butter. If you haven’t had a chance to try this surprisingly good and sweet treat, not only do we recommend it but we recommend doing it fast, before they run out.

We will advise you that a night with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is likely to get a little nutty… it is 70 proof after all.

Our customers are even giving feedback on what to do with this whiskey:

” This is the best! Try it with cranberry or grape juce for a “peanut butter & jelly drink” or a chocolate liquor for a peanut butter cup treat.”
~Facebook Fan Eve

” It is Yummy! Thought it sounded weird, but we added Rumchada and we also tried adding Kahlua.”
~Facebook Fan Dorothy

” Y’all. Use this to make a White Russian. You won’t regret it I promise.”
~FB Fan Juli

Looking for even MORE information on this hot new trend? Check out our Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey page on our website to purchase your own bottle today!

Tailgating with Total Wine… Game plan for the Total Tailgate!

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Football season is finally HERE! We have all the spirits to boost your team spirit. Game plan: draft us in your tailgate supply starting lineup, and read on for the ultimate side dish recipe

MVPs – Most Valuable Products

There’s no better pairing than that of football and beer. Make sure you pack your coolers and fill them with your favorite classic drafts to get you through game day.

Whether you’re tailgating with friends at the stadium, or from the comfort of your own home, if your crowd is large enough – you might want to grab a keg! Take a look at our Guide to Kegs to learn everything you’ll need to grab the right keg of beer for football season.

Meet the New Tailgating Choice in 2019: Hard Seltzers

Hard seltzers weren’t just all the rage for summer. We’re predicting they’re going to be popular all year long – and that includes tailgating season! But many people are still asking “Why are they becoming so popular?”

Well, most hard seltzer options are actually a healthy alternative to other beverages! Many products in this category actually have lower calories and carbs than other drink options. And have you been scared by the news saying there were shortages on your favorite hard seltzer brand? Don’t worry! Our teams are constantly restocking your favorite flavors of White Claws at Total Wine & More!

A New Spin on the Classic Football Recipe: The Bloody Maria

Get up: It’s Game day! Most people would say a Bloody Mary is the perfect tailgating choice. Well, we have a second option to consider. A tangy and refreshing Bloody Maria is sure to awaken your senses. Watch this quick clip and learn how to mix it!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Spread Bloody Mary Rimmer on a small plate.
  2. Wet rim of glass with a lime wedge or water, then dip rim of mug into rimmer.
  3. Fill glass with ice and pour in Bloody Mary mix and lime juice.
  4. Add tequila and Mexican beer.
  5. Add hot sauce to taste, if desired.
  6. Stir well, then garnish with your favorite Bloody Mary toppings.

Easy and Tasty Tailgating Foods

I don’t know a single person who wouldn’t go crazy over this beer dip but don’t worry we’ve left you the delicious recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pretzels

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels and enjoy!

Prefer Salsa over cheese dip? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with this amazing Spicy Tequila Spiked Salsa.

Ingredients

  • 4 serrano chilies (chopped with stems and seeds removed)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp.  cilantro (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tequila herradura

Directions

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Mix tomatoes, onions, chilies, garlic, cilantro, and oil until all items are coated in the oil.
  3. Mix in lime, water, and tequila.
  4. Leave as is for a chunky style of salsa or puree in a blender or food processor for a smooth, paste style.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Looking for even MORE inspiration for tailgating this season? Head to our Tailgating HQ page on our website to find even more ideas, and to get stocked up and ready for game day!