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


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.


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


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


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


“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.”


Mai Purple Sip Score: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃

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


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


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: 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!

Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍹

Mai Purple Sip #6: Sipped on Monday, May 21, 2018


Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

Website: This one was ok. It’s better to probably enjoy as a spritzer or in a mojito as the website suggests. I tried it as a “shot” and it tasted more like, “cough medicine”. I wasn’t too “jazzed” about this one.

Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Mai Purple Sip #7: Sipped on Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Natty Greene’s Filtered Buckshot Amber Ale I think this is my new favorite beer! Oh my gosh, and the fact that it comes from a local brewery in my hometown. I'm not a huge fan of IPAs, and I enjoy craft beers but they just take me a while to find my favorites. This one is it! It has a nice smooth taste, and it’s such a thirst quencher on a hot day! Try sipping this awesome beer by the pool, I promise that you won’t regret it!

Mai Purple Sip Score: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Mai Purple Sip #8: Sipped on Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Veuve Du Vernay Rosé Website: This was a fabulous sip! This particular Rosé is one that absolutely must be enjoyed over ice. Hey don't roll your eyes at me, it's actually recommended to be sipped this way! It was sweet and bubbly! It made the middle of my vacation week sparkle! It is best sipped with friends over laughs! This is a sip, I shall have again!

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