The Drinks Of Summer 2021

Sommelier Erin Swain

Thirsty? Let’s taste the drinks of summer 2021. Sommelier Erin Swain shares her top rosé picks and Robert Simonson of The New York Times explains the allure of mezcal and shares recipes from his new book, Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails. Plus, Chef Plum tastes the award-winning gin at Fifth State Distillery, because a G&T is always a summer classic.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show. 

Erin Swain – Sommelier, based in New York; currently at La Fin Kitchen & Lounge in Montauk
Robert Simonson – Author of Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave
Bridget and Rob Schulten – Owners and Spirit Makers of Fifth State Distillery in Bridgeport, Conn.

Robert Simonson, author of Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails. Photo by Lizzie Munro
Bridget and Robert Schulten, Owners and Spirit Makers at Fifth State Distillery, Bridgeport, Conn.
Sommelier Erin Swain

Featured Wines:
Daou rosé from Paso Robles California – retails in Conn. for around $15.99
Grapes: 95% Grenache Noir, 5% Sauvignon Blanc
Macari rosé from Macari Vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island – $30
Grape blend: Merlot and Malbec
Rock Angel rosé from Provence – retails in Conn. for around $28.99
Grapes: Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino)

Reprinted with permission from Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2021. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography copyright: Lizzie Munro © 2021Featured Recipes:
Mezcal Mule
Camarón Cocktail


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