Jardesca: The Best Party Starter Drink Ever!

When you are looking for something other than a glass of wine, there are plenty of options to choose from—beer, spirits, fancy drinks with umbrellas. But when you are in the mood for something unusual, try a handcrafted spirit inspired by California gardens.

JARDESCA, a spirit that is a double distilled, fine grape eau de vie with 10 botanicals, is complex and uniquely refreshing—a serious refresher that is round, rich, bright, and crisp—and balanced between sweet and dry, with citrusy, herbaceous notes that lead to peppermint, orange blossom and cardamom flavors. This drink is perfect as an aperitif, and a great starter for any holiday party. It’s one of those “what’s up fashizze, gotta grape eau de vie double distilled sizzle” kinda drink.




I decided to infuse Jardesca with pomegranate and added a splash of Segura Viuda Cava. I have to say it was refreshing and made for a fun drink to kick start my party.


Jardesca holiday spritz

JARDESCA Holiday Spritz

3oz JARDESCA over ice in a stemless wine glass

Add 1 tsp fresh pomegranate seeds and/or juice

Add 1oz of your favorite sparkler such as Cava, Prosecco, Champagne, or American sparkler

Add a rosemary sprig

Jardesca has a lot of great recipes on their website, so be sure to check out the list of recipes. Cheers!




About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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