Manager, Levi Woolski.
By, Macy Goodnight; December 2019: The holiday season is all about celebrating traditions and spreading cheer! Kwenchers is an essential trip for many, with everything you will need to have the most spirited seasonal celebration this year!
Located in Owasso at 12914 E. 86th St. N, the shop is one of the largest liquor stores in the state, with an amazing selection of everything anyone would need for their party! From eggnog to Gluehwein, Christmas beers and holiday ciders, and an incredible selection of wines, their experts can assist you in finding the right mix for the occasion, or even a gift or two.
Some of the most popular items found in the shop this time each year are gift sets, usually including free glassware. Gift wrapping is also available. Specialty glassware from local breweries, as well as 6-packs of assorted beers, are a great gift idea for the ale enthusiast. Wine is where it’s at for many people, and they have many brands and types to choose from. There are few gifts as easy and classy as a bottle of wine for Christmas.
When planning wine for holiday meals, traditional wine and food pairings can often be confusing, but their experts can provide practical advice on which bottles will work best for your menu. Manager Levi Woolski recommends loosely following the rules when it comes to wine pairings. “It’s 2019, if you want Moscato with your turkey, have Moscato,” he said. “People should drink what they want to drink.”
There are many wines available in the shop that have been verified by staff to ensure the best-recommended pairings.
For Ham: Lone Birch Riesling, Banfi Rosa Regale
For Turkey: LaBella Rose Prosecco, Camp Zinfandel
For Prime Rib: Katherine Goldschmidt Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone
For Duck: Van Duzer Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Spann Vineyard Yin-Yang Chardonnay- Viognier
As with all expertise that the staff can provide, customers can be confident they are getting the best. “We can provide sound advice because we’ve done all the research for you,” said Levi. For more information, follow them on social media on Facebook and Instagram @kwenchers.
Holiday Cocktail Recipes
Compliments of Kwenchers!
Hot Buttered Rum:
- 3 cups brown sugar
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Honey
- ½ tbsp Dark Rum
- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Ground Allspice
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1.5 oz Dark Rum per drink
Combine all ingredients (besides the 1.5 oz of Rum) into a mixing bowl and stir or blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Then either store in an airtight container or roll into a log and store refrigerated. When it is time to make a serving, pour 1.5 oz of Dark Rum into a mug, add a heaping spoonful of batter, fill with hot water and then stir and serve with a cinnamon stick.
- 9 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
- 9 oz Irish Whiskey
- 1 pot Coffee
- Whipped Cream garnish
- Ground Nutmeg garnish
ombine Irish Cream and Whiskey into a container and chill. When ready to serve add 3 oz of mixture into a mug and top with hot coffee. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg to garnish.
- 2 cups Cranberry Juice
- 2 cups Seltzer Water
- ¼ cup Lime Juice
- 12 oz Light Rum
- 4 tsp Honey
- 1 cup Mint Leaves
- 6 cups Ice
- 1 Lime sliced into wheels for garnish
- Cranberries for garnish
Combine cranberry juice, seltzer water, lime juice, rum, mint leaves and honey into a pitcher and stir to combine. Fill a glass with ice and fill with cranberry mixture, then garnish with lime wheel and cranberries and serve.
White Christmas Margarita:
- 14 oz Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 12 oz Silver Tequila
- 8 oz Triple Sec
- ½ cup Lime Juice
- 2 cups Ice
- 1 Lime sliced into rounds for garnish
- 1 Lime cut into wedges for rimming
- Sanding Sugar for rimming
- Cranberries for garnish
Combine coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Rim glass with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into a glass and garnish with lime and cranberries and serve.
From eggnog to Gluehwein, Christmas beers and holiday ciders, and an incredible selection of wines, their experts can assist you in finding the right mix for the occasion, or even a gift or two.
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