Wine + Whiskey = Yum

August 1, 2011 by: The Urban Grape
You may have noticed a real lack of blogging lately. That’s because I’ve become a veritable beach bum. I’m just so enjoying my time with the kids, accomplishing little more than applying sunblock. I should feel guilty that TJ is sweating it out in the city running the store, but I don’t really. We have big plans for the Fall, and I’m catching my breath while I can!


July ended with arguably the most gorgeous day of the summer, and August seems to be starting off on the same foot. This is prime summer drink time, so to keep you inspired, check out this How 2 Heroes video of TJ whipping up a batch of White Sangria.



Although he had to turn the bottles so that the labels were not facing, if you’ve been to the store you’ll surely notice that he used Slane Castle Irish Whiskey to make his sangria. For us, Slane is pretty much the only choice for mixing light and tasty summer whiskey drinks. It’s nice and light, but still flavorful enough to add some character and punch to your drink.


When we were in Ireland in May, we drank another fantastic Slane whiskey drink called the “Rock n Rolla.”


1 Shot of Slane
1/2 Shot of Triple Sec
1/2 Shot fresh lemon juice


Pour into a shaker over ice and shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with lemonade (this practically begs for Newman’s Own!). Garnish with a lemon slice.


Now, that is summer in a glass.


You can taste these fantastic drinks and a few others at our Slane Castle Irish Whiskey tasting with Lord Henry himself on Thursday, August 4th from 5-8 PM at UG. It’s ALWAYS a great time when Henry is in town, and this time you’ll also leave with some drink inspiration to see you through the end of summer!


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  1. Relax and enjoy yourself Hadley. You’ll be back in the grind before you know it. Great job T, and thanks for not using the word “Yummo” in your video.

    Comment by darlene — August 1, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

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