Drink of the Week: Brandy Sangria

This week’s cocktail is rather tropical for February in Calgary, but I just couldn’t help myself. I attended a media tasting at a new resto-lounge called The Yellow Nectarine (a.k.a TYN Lounge) and sampled this delicious drink.

Thanks to the brandy, this summery sipper warms you up on a cold winter’s night.

The star ingredient is the brandy, which goes nicely with the white wine and fresh fruit juices. If you’re craving a patio sipper mid-winter, this’ll do nicely.

Brandy Sangria

1 oz brandy

2 oz pineapple juice

2 oz orange juice

1 oz lime juice

2 oz white wine

Lemon and lime wedge garnish

Fill a wine glass with ice and add the ingredients in the order listed above. Garnish with a lemon and lime wedge, stir and serve.

— Recipe courtesy TYN Lounge

As its name suggests, The Yellow Nectarine specializes in food and drinks made with nectarines or nectarine syrup. Their signature cocktail is a Nectarini, which you can read about in one of my upcoming Calgary Herald Spirited Calgary cocktail columns. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of what it looks like. Cheers!

Sippin' on my Nectarini at TYN. As Blake said, 'It's not a drink I'll be mixing up on the guy's ski weekend."

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