2014 Amalaya Torrontés - Riesling

This is a cool blend out of Argentina that I’m digging. Pineapple, papaya, lime, a spritz of lemon, and honeysuckle on the nose. Tropical fruit basket - pineapples, guavas, papayas, mangos - initially on the palate with honeysuckle mid-palate and a lemon-lime finish. The crispness of the Riesling really gives nice structure and acidic zing to the tropical fruit notes of the Torrontés. Clearly a different style from a straight Torrontés, but certainly one that I enjoy, especially at this price!

5/5 bones


Torrontés, Riesling

13.5% abv


Rim glass with Black Hawaiian Black Glitter Salt
Add crushed ice and add to cocktail shaker
1 oz. (30 ml) Red Wine
½ oz. (15ml) Tequila
½ oz. (15 ml) Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
1 oz. (30 ml) Margarita Mix
1 oz. (30 ml) Sweet N Sour
1 oz. (30 ml) Sangria Mix
Shake with ice and strain into prepared glass.
Garnish: Hawaiian Black Glitter Salt, Lime Fan
Enjoy Responsibly!

Instagram photo credit: @Mystiq.mixes

Post your original recipe and photo on Instagram using #TipsyBartender and we will repost the best ones. Each month, the pics with most likes wins $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place: $100. #cocktail #cocktails #drink #drinks #wine #tequila

Made with Instagram

Today is the birthday of our former staff writer and anointed “Guinevere of the Algonquin Round Table,” the late Dorothy Parker. She joined The New Yorker as a staff writer at its inception, in 1925, and, from 1927 to 1931, she wrote the immensely popular Reading and Writing column. To celebrate, revisit her short story “Just a Little One,” on the pitfalls of having just one more little drink. Read the full story here.