Mai Purple Sips: May 2018


I’m back!!! With “Mai Purple Sips” for the month of May! I had a great month finding some really great Sips and a few duds! This month, I found a few cocktails, wines, and beers and all of them have something uniquely special! I hope that you enjoy my choices and try some for yourself, but please remember to ALWAYS SIP RESPONSIBLY!!! Cheers!!


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍷🍷

Mai Purple Sip #1: Sipped on Friday, May 4, 2018

Description:

Sangria Macarena 6% ABV - 1.5 Liter Glass Bottle (Red Wine Sangria, Imported from Valencia, Spain)

TASTING NOTES: Sangria Macarena combines Authentic Spanish Red Wine with delicious fruit juices, and balances them with a touch of Spice.

Website: https://cordelwine.com/premium-sangria-spain/sangria-macarena-spain-1.5-liter

I wasn’t very thrilled by this sangria. It was definitely spicy, but it also had a weird after taste that I didn’t care for. If I were to drink this Sangria again, I’d probably use it as a base for my own Sangria recipe.


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍷🍷

Mai Purple Sip #2: Sipped on Friday, May 4, 2018

Description:

TASTING NOTES: Region: Robertson

Winemaker: Francois Weich Serving temp: 8 Allergens: Contains Sulphites, Egg. Alcohol: 7,5% P/H: 3,40 Total Acidity: 6,86 Residual Sugar: 67,2 Oak Maturation: nil



Website: https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/wine/natural-sweet-red/

This wine was nice. It’s was bursting with fruitiness. Although it was nice, it was a little too sweet for my liking. It tasted more like a “juice” than a wine. However, if you’re into sweet wines then this wine may be right up your alley.


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃

Mai Purple Sip #3: Sipped on Friday, May 4, 2018

Description:

“The Maestro’s Tip - When slightly warmed (24-26°C), ex-bourbon American oak cask notes are enhanced showing its outstanding complexity with hints of vanilla, coffee, raisins and dates coming to the palate with a long finish. As it cools, the ex-sherry european cask notes are brought to the fore with hints of toffee, citrus, red fruits and peach, without losing its characteristic long finish.”

Website: http://www.1888rum.com/#our_rum


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃

Mai Purple Sip #4: Sipped on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Description:

Powell & Mahoney’s Classic Lemon Sour

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 4 fl oz, Servings Per Container: about 6, Amount Per Serving: Calories 120, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sodium 25mg (1% DV), Total Carb. 29g (10% DV), Sugars 28g, Protein 0g, Vitamin C (40% DV).

Pair with Vodka, Gin, and Whiskey

Website: https://www.powellandmahoney.com/product/lemon-sour/

Makers Mark Whiskey

TASTING NOTES: Proof: 90 Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose. Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences. Finish: Smooth and subtle. Website: https://www.makersmark.com/our-bourbon/makers-mark This lemony slice of goodness goes a long way on a summer evening! I was lucky enough to find the Lemon Sour Mixer at Target, and boy was this a find. I completely enjoyed this sip. There’s not much to say other than this is one of my favorite cocktails now!


Mai Purple Sip #4: Sipped on Sunday, May204, 2018, while vacationing at the Outer Banks!


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹

Mai Purple Sip #5: Sipped on Monday, May 21, 2018

Description: Mr. & Mrs. T Piña Colada Naturally and artificially flavored mix. Non-alcoholic. Made from Scratch Taste™. Perfected with pineapple and coconut flavors. Bicardi Rum TASTING NOTES: “With distinctive vanilla and almond notes which are developed in white oak barrels and shaped through a secret blend of charcoal for a distinctive smoothness.” Now you just can’t go wrong with a Piña Colada! Nothing says, “summer” and “vacation” like this fruity cocktail! Oh and to make this one taste a little more "tropical", I added fresh pineapple! Next time, I'll remember the vanilla ice cream. I felt like I was in the Caribbean islands while on vacation at the Outer Banks! This is the ultimate summer sip!