In the land of the legendary cocktail party, the ritual of the New Year’s Eve bash is the most highly anticipated of the year… and no beverage pairs better with your celebration than a perfectly bubbly glass of Champagne.

Best Champagne for New Year's Eve

Debating the best Champagne to serve your guests as you ring in 2018? Don’t fret; we asked The Breakers’ Master Sommelier Virginia Philip to share her three favorite sips…

Moët & Chandon “Grand Vintage” Brut Champagne, Épernay, France, 2006

A blend of 43% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier, this bubbly has notes of lemon, toasted brioche and yellow apple. Hints of yellow flower and chamomile add to the succulent, creamy and rich profile.

Mumm “Cuvée R. Lalou” Champagne, Reims, France, 2002

This Prestige Cuvée was made as a tribute to René Lalou, master winemaker and chairman of G. H. Mumm for more than half a century. This elegant Champagne is made from an equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in some of the most legendary Grand Cru Vineyards of the region. Full bodied flavors of nougat, orange blossom and honey are followed by a crisp, clean finish.

And if you’re looking to splurge for that special someone…

Krug “Grande Cuvée,” Reims, France, M/V

Johann-Joseph Krug established his own Champagne house in 1843. This Multi Vintage Cuvée de Prestige is a blend of approximately 35% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. It displays notes of almond, ripe pear, biscuit, and baked apple with an elegant and long finish.

Cheers to a wonderful 2018!

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Debating the best wine to serve with your Thanksgiving feast? Don’t fret; we asked The Breakers’ Master Sommelier Virginia Philip to share her wine pairing recommendations.

Sippin' Advice: Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Here are Virginia’s top wine selections to sip with your Thanksgiving meal…

White: Gewurztraminer from California or Alsace, France

This medium bodied spicy white wine is a perfect match for Thanksgiving turkey or ham and all the accompaniments. The melon, honey and apple overtones in the wine work well with sweet potatoes or yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

White: Pinot Gris from Alsace, France or Oregon

Another excellent pairing to accompany your Thanksgiving favorites, Pinot Gris is actually the same grape as the highly consumed Pinot Grigio. So what’s the difference? The taste. Pinot Grigio stylistically is more crisp and light. Pinot Gris, grown in these warmer climates, takes on a more medium bodied weight. The complexity shifts to more intense flavors of Bosque pear, peach and apricot.

Red: Cru Beaujolais or Beaujolais-Villages from Burgundy, France

This light bodied red wine is a perfect fit for lighter fare such as turkey. Jammy Jolly Rancher flavors of red strawberry, cherry and raspberry compliment the hint of earth in the wine. Cru Beaujolais, the higher end of the two wines, can easily taste like red burgundy.

Red: Grenache from USA, France or Australia (or called Garnacha from Spain)

Another delicious red, this varietal is rich and lush with soft, spicy notes of candied red apple, lush plum and bright cherry. A Grenache blend—such as a Côtes du Rhône from France, Betts & Scholl from Australia or Bonny Doon’s from California—packs tons of juicy ripe fruits and will work well with both turkey and side dishes. 

From our family to yours, wishing you a
delicious day and a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

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It’s almost Halloween! We had to honor the spooky holiday with a candy corn look-alike cocktail… The Trick-or-Tini!

This fun—and delicious—cocktail is the perfect specialty drink to include in any end of October nuptials.

Trick-or-Tini: Candy Corn Martini

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 part Coconut Cream
  • 1 part Tangerine flavored mixer (consider Stirrings Tangerini)
  • 1 part Banana Liqueur
  • Splash of White Rum

How to:
Chill ingredients in fridge or freezer. Once cooled, pour the first three ingredients, in the order listed above, slowly over the backside of a spoon into a martini glass. This prevents the layers from merging. Top with a splash of white rum.


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15 Aug 2017

Here at The Breakers, we’re always on island time—and a rum drink in hand is the perfect accessory. To pay homage to National Rum Day (tomorrow), we’re sharing our “top secret” recipe for The Breakers’ Skinny Piña Colada!

Rum Day: The Breakers Skinn Pina Colada

This refreshing treat would also be the perfect cocktail to sip while you do some poolside wedding planning…

The Breakers’ Skinny Piña Colada

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Malibu Rum
  • 2 oz Fresh Coconut Water
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh blended Coconut

How to: In a blender, combine ice and all ingredients, then blend until smooth. Serve with a smile!

Order one at The Surf Break and enjoy your skinny Piña Colada in a Fresh Baby Thai Coconut. For more fun, add a Myers’s Rum floater!

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