Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Shares a Taste of North Florida with Its Debut of Locally-Sourced Cocktails
AAA Five Diamond Resort Curates Red Sangria and Mint Hound Cocktails From Ingredients Sourced Within 100 Miles of Resort
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club treats guests to a taste of North Florida with its new 100 Mile cocktails curated with ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of the AAA Five Diamond resort. The Vintners Red wine from St. Augustine’s San Sebastian Winery is the main component in the Red Sangria cocktail, which expresses intense fruit flavor through a strategic combination of Native Muscadine grapes, blueberry syrup and fresh fruit. A lighter cocktail, the Mint Hound combines Florida Cane Vodka from St. Augustine Distillery Co., local Mandarin Florida ruby red grapefruit juice and fresh mint leaves for an invigorating and flavorful cocktail.
Available through the month of February, the Red Sangria and Mint Hound are able to be enjoyed at the resort’s Golf Club Dining Room and recently renovated Tavern. For those unable to enjoy Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s newly renovated suites, 30,000 sq. ft. Spa, wide beaches or gourmet offerings, the Red Sangria and Mint Hound can be recreated at home with the following recipes:
4 oz San Sebastian Winery Vintners Red
1 oz Handcrafted blueberry syrup
6-8 Local blueberries
1 Orange slice
1 Lime slice
1 Lemon slice
Slice lemon, lime and orange up and place in glass with blueberries. Gently press down on fruit with utensil to squeeze out partial juices. In a separate shaker, mix together wine, blueberry syrup and ice and gently shake. Pour into glass with sliced fruit and enjoy.
1.5 oz St. Augustine Distillery Co. Florida Cane Vodka
1 oz Local Mandarin, Florida ruby red grapefruit juice
6-8 Local mint leaves
Mix vodka, grapefruit juice, ice and 3-4 mint leaves in shaker and shake vigorously. Take remaining mint leaves and clap between hands to release mint flavor. Place mint leaves and ice into glass and pour into drinking glass. Garnish with final mint leaf on top and enjoy.
The Red Sangria cocktail costs $9 and the Mint Hound costs $10.50. Nightly rates at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club start at $219. For more information or reservations, please call 877-704-1737 or visit http://www.pontevedra.com.
About Ponte Vedra Inn & Club:
Set amidst lush landscapes and Atlantic beachfront shores, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has toted the reputation as the “grand dame” of North Florida resorts since 1928. The historic Inn & Club continues to receive the highest praise and most distinguished awards from the nation’s leading travel publications, including the prestigious AAA Five Diamond, TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best among others. The Inn & Club presents 250 elegantly appointed oversized guest rooms and suites, most overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ranging from gourmet to casual, the resort features nine restaurants, bars and lounges, including the signature Seahorse Grille with ocean views. The family-friendly resort also offers two picturesque 18-hole golf courses, 15 Har-Tru Hydro tennis courts, three oceanfront pools, an 8,000 square foot oceanfront gym and a 30,000 square foot luxury spa. Comprising over 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting and exhibit space designed with comfort and elegance in mind, the Ponte Vedra Ballroom, Terrace Room and 17 meeting rooms cater to every meetings and incentives need. Guests staying at the Inn & Club also receive access to amenities and services to sister property Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club.