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Royal Cocktails

Here’s a festive bubbly cocktail from the bartenders at Grand Residences for you to try this Christmas.

4oz sparkling wine

1 oz De Kuyper Sour Apple Pucker liqueur

1 oz Sprite soda

1 mini skewer of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries

Pour the chilled sparkling wine into a goblet, add the apple liqueur and then the soda. Garnish with the fruit and mint leaves.

Christmas wines

Looking for a wine to go with the roast turkey for Christmas Eve dinner or lunch on Christmas Day? You might want to consider Chilean wine producer Casillero del Diablo, a Wine Enthusiast 2020 Wine Star award winner as the New World Winery of the Year.

If you are staying at Royal Resorts over Christmas, you’ll find Casillero del Diablo wines in the Royal Market wine cellar.

If you would like to try a Mexican wine, Grand Residences Sommelier Javier Moreno recommends these perfect pairings. 

Cava Quintanilla Syrah Reserva, San Luis Potosí, Mexico 2017

A well-structured wine with intense color, fragrance and notes of blackberry, spices, lavender and a hint of roast coffee beans. It is a dry wine with bold flavors, and a hint of smoke that lingers as an afterthought and excellent acidity. 

Bodega Los Cedros Fusión, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, 

Coahuila, Mexico, 2017

A medium-bodied wine full of fruit flavors and a fragrance of black and red berries, a hint of black pepper and smooth chocolate notes. The fruit flavors really come through and it leaves you with a delightful lingering taste of stewed black fruit, perfect for the season.

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