Imagine opening a bottle of springtime. It is crisp and fresh. It is light and airy. It is sweet and dry. Its citrusy acidity dances on the tongue. This bottle is Jardesca California Apertiva and it is the perfect introduction to your evening.
As Jardesca California Aperitiva is an aperitif, its sole existence is to be the origin of your night, to prepare you for what is to come. Because of it, your evening will surely begin on a high note.
It can be enjoyed in countless fashions. A myriad of flavors can come together to exemplify the current season (see below). Or, as I prefer, you can enjoy it in an unadulterated fashion, simply poured over ice.
It is the very first aperitif to be from California. It is blended from three white wines and is handcrafted in Sonoma.
I was so very lucky to be asked to review this libation and I must be very honest, it is simply lovely. I cannot wait to get my hands on more! Be sure to click here for information on where to buy Jardesca California Aperitiva or how to purchase it online. (SRP $30)
Jardesca Ruby Sparkler
From Bay Area mixologist and winemaker Duggan McDonnell
3 oz Jardesca
1 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 Sparkling Moscato
Stir, fill glass with ice, garnish with floating pomegranate seeds and a sprig of mint
Winter Garden Cobbler
From Christopher Long, Campo Fina & Libations Unlimited (Healdsburg)
1 muddled kumquat
3 oz. Jardesca
1-2 oz. Amontillado dry sherry
grapefruit or orange zest
Muddle the kumquat, then add the Jardesca, sherry and ice. Stir, then garnish with the orange or grapefruit zest.