Lift Off with these Flights of Spirits


Now that bourbon, rye (not the bread!), gin, rum, Scotch and tequila are making a huge comeback on the cocktail scene, here’s a chance to try them in small quantities. Nitrogen Bar, Grill & Sushi (6779 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561/972-2944) is featuring six flights, of three 1-ounce tasting carafes each, for $19-$28, depending on the spirits you choose. So the rum flight, for instance, could have Hamilton’s Jamaican Pot Still Gold, Demerara and Saint Lucia Pot Still 9 Year (that flight is $19), and it will take you on a Caribbean rum tour. Groups are welcome. Go on a tasting flight adventure!


Wine dinners include Piedmont and Justin wineries

  • Some award-winning Piedmont wines will be paired with a five-course menu, from 6:45-8:45 p.m., on Oct. 28, at Mojo Restaurant & Lounge (4140 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954/568-4443). Dishes include grilled octopus, roasted duck breast, ossobuco and more. Wine producer Massimo Ponte, from the Fratelli Ponte Winery, will be at the dinner to discuss his family’s winemaking business, with both Barolo and Barbera wines, among others. Cost is $80 per person, and reservations are required.
  • On Nov. 2, from 6-9 p.m., at Ocean Bleu in Tequesta, you can taste Justin wines, named the 2015 Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast magazine. Paso Robles winemaker Justin Baldwin started the winery in 1981, and it has garnered many awards. Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with Justin wines, that will also include Landmark wines from Baldwin’s vineyards. Cost is $95 per person, and reservations are required; 566 N. US Highway 1, Tequesta; 561/406-2552.