The patio at Redd Wood is one of our favorite Yountville hang-out spots. Surrounded by the beautiful Spanish architecture and landscaping of the North Block Hotel, and complete with lounge seating and a fireplace, this is a great spot to stop in for a cocktail before dinner.
We’ve always been fans of the restaurant’s signature Redd Wood ‘Rita.’ The splash of Aperol takes the basic margarita to a new, Italian-inspired level. This summer, they’ve mixed things up with the ‘Rita’ Hayworth. This take on the margarita features house-infused strawberry tequila, Solerno blood orange liqueur (keeping in line with the Italian spin on the classic cocktail), house-made sweet and sour, and lime.
If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can still request the Redd Wood ‘Rita,’ but this summer cocktail is highly recommended. If you’re looking for a cocktail to make at home, try Redd Wood’s Straight to the Melon, made with watermelon and basil chili syrup.
It’s hard to think of a more perfect patio to enjoy a cocktail on a hot Napa Valley afternoon!
Note: Redd Wood Restaurant in Napa has closed.