Flights of Fancy

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Frozen Cocktail Flight

You know the saying, “It’s five o’clock somewhere”? Well, Sail Inn’s motto might be, “It’s summer somewhere.” The maritime-themed West Sacramento hangout debuted a flight of its innovative frozen cocktails in May as a heat-beating novelty, but the item proved so popular that co-owner Wayne Morse and general manager Matt Gonzalez decided to keep it on the menu year-round.

Five mason jars arrive at your table on a long block of reclaimed barnwood crafted by Sail Inn regular Aaron Williams. The cool drink assortment includes a rotating lineup of strawberry daiquiri, frozen Jack and Coke, piña colada, fromosa (frozen mimosa), frosé (frozen rosé), and the popular Iceberg Shandy, a dollop of frosé topped off with Scrimshaw Pilsner. “Every time you come in, the flight might be different,” says Gonzalez, formerly of LowBrau and Golden Bear. “The beauty of the flight is how creative it is.”

No matter the weather, we say bring on the frosé. What could be better to chase away those winter blues than a mason jar full o’ sunshine—or five? $16. 1522 Jefferson Blvd. West Sacramento. 916-272-2733. sailinngrotto.com —Vu Chau