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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12 Jul 2016

Sitting by the pool wedding planning with your bridesmaids this summer? Spice up your afternoon with a rich and fruity cocktail: Red Wine Sangria.

Cocktail Recipe: Red Wine Sangria

Hosting a summer wedding? Consider adding this flavorful drink as a signature cocktail! Yum… Until then, mix it up at home with our recipe below.

What You’ll Need:
• 1 Bottle of Red Wine (we recommend Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
• 1 Lemon cut into wedges
• 1 Orange cut into wedges
• 2 Tablespoons sugar
• 1 Shot of Brandy
• 1 Cup of Sprite

How to: 
• Pour wine in the pitcher and then squeeze the juice from lemon and orange wedges into the wine
• Toss in the fruit wedges
• Add sugar and brandy
• Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving

For extra pizzaz…
Consider adding pineapple chunks, sliced strawberries or peaches, a handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries or kiwi, and an extra shot of brandy, gin or rum.

Share your creation: If you whip up the Red Sangria at home – or use any of
our Something To Sip On recipes – snap a
photo & upload it to our Facebook page!

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06 Oct 2015

This October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breakers is going pink with a specially crafted cocktail – meet the Pink Ribbon Martini. This delicious sip will be featured at HMF, Echo and The Seafood Bar.

Pink Ribbon Martini at The Breakers Palm Beach

Join us: Order the Pink Ribbon Martini during the month of October
at HMF, Echo or The Seafood Bar and The Breakers will donate 10 percent
of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen South Florida.

Honoring a breast cancer survivor at home? Whip up the Pink Ribbon with our special recipe…


What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2  oz. Nolets Silver Gin
  • 3 oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Thai Chili Basil Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Pink Rose Petal Garnish

How to:

Combine Nolets Silver Gin, Thai Chili Basil Simple Syrup and Fresh Lime Juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.  Add Fresh Watermelon Juice and garnish with a Pink Rose Petal. Serve with a smile…

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We’re throwing it back this Thursday — all the way back to the 1890s — to the era of The Breakers’ founder, Henry Morrison Flagler.

When Flagler launched the Palm Beach social scene, what did he serve his guests? Almost certainly, they drank punch. In honor of the Golden Age, the HMF bartending team has crafted a punch worthy of it’s namesake — meet the Flagler Punch.

Flagler Punch

The perfect special treat for a vintage-themed wedding, rehearsal dinner or bachelorette party, we just love this delicious concoction.

At HMF, the Flagler Punch is served in small vintage punch bowls, complete with ladles, perfect for parties of two or four. You’ll almost feel Henry looking over your shoulder as you take a sip…

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary
  • Equal Parts Pineapple Juice and Grapefruit Juice
  • ¾ oz Local Honey
  • ¾ oz Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Grenadine

How to:

In a shaker, combine Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Rosemary, Honey and Vanilla Simple Syrup.  Muddle, add ice and shake.  Strain into Beer Pilsner over fresh ice.  Add equal parts Pineapple Juice and Grapefruit Juice.  Top with Club Soda and float with Grenadine.  Garnish with Orange Cherry Flag and serve with a smile!

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