At Stonewood Grill and Tavern, we take pride in creating drinks that are not only delicious but also thoughtfully crafted. Our mixologists use a combination of creativity, culinary knowledge, and science to bring out the flavors and textures of the ingredients in our menu items. In this blog post, we'll explore the science of flavor and the techniques behind some of our popular drinks.
Our Red Sangria is a refreshing blend of red wine, Christian Brothers Brandy, blackberry syrup, peach syrup, cranberry juice, lemons, limes, and oranges. The combination of fruits and syrups creates a complex flavor profile that's both sweet and tart.
The key to the flavor of our Red Sangria lies in the infusion of the fruit flavors into the wine. We marinate the fruit in the wine for several hours, allowing the natural sugars and acids to release and infuse into the wine. This process creates a harmonious balance of flavors that make our Red Sangria stand out.
Our White Sangria is made with Chardonnay, Flor De Caña Rum, peach syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, Sprite, lemons, limes, and oranges. It's a lighter and fruitier version of the classic Spanish sangria.
To create the perfect balance of flavors in our White Sangria, we use a combination of sweet and sour ingredients. The peach syrup and pineapple juice add sweetness, while the citrus fruits and orange juice provide acidity. The carbonation from the Sprite adds a refreshing fizz to the drink. The result is a well-balanced, fruity cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
Our Moscow Mules are made with Stoli Vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and fresh mint. This classic cocktail is a popular choice among our guests for its refreshing and zesty flavor.
The key to the flavor of our Moscow Mules is the use of fresh ginger and mint. We muddle the fresh mint leaves and ginger together, releasing the oils and flavors. We then mix the ginger beer and lime juice with the Stoli Vodka and the muddled herbs. The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors creates a perfectly balanced cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.
We also offer a classic brunch favorite, mimosas, made with your choice of fresh juice: orange or cranberry, paired with a bottle of bubbles. The combination of the citrusy juice and the sparkling wine creates a refreshing and celebratory drink that's perfect for any brunch occasion. Our bartenders carefully measure out the perfect ratio of juice to bubbles, ensuring that the flavors are perfectly balanced. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a lazy weekend brunch with friends, our mimosas are the perfect way to elevate your dining experience.
At Stonewood Grill and Tavern, we understand the importance of using science and culinary knowledge to create dishes and drinks that are not only delicious but also visually appealing. Our mixologists and chefs use techniques like infusions, muddling, and balancing flavors to create complex and satisfying menu items like our Red and White Sangrias and Moscow Mules. We hope you enjoyed learning about the science of flavor and the techniques behind some of our popular drinks!