Get Ready to Celebrate National Cocktail Day (3/24!!) Mix It Up with Gray Whale + Humboldt Distillery Spirits!

 

National Cocktail Day  (Tuesday, 3/24) is going to look a little bit different this year. A lot fewer bars are open to enjoy a drink with friends, and a lot more people at home with the opportunity to perfect the craft of the classic cocktail.  I have put together a series of cocktails for you to test drive. Given the current state of the nation and the world, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Cocktail Day unless it’s with a bottle of superior champagne,  like  Perrier-Jouët or Veuve Clicquot. But since most of us can’t either afford those lovely sparkling wines, here are some other things that will be equally lovely.

My first two choices of spirits are from Gray Whale Gin (I love it!) and the Humboldt Distillery spirits. Each has a specific presentation and they are very flexible when it comes to creating cocktails.

 
Gray Whale Gin is a consciously crafted gin with a gluten-free corn base that really allows the gin’s botanicals to shine. All of the botanicals are hand foraged or organically farmed along the migratory path of the Pacific Gray Whale. Not only was the delicious gin inspired by the majestic ocean animal but a percentage of the proceeds benefit Oceana- an organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans. Gray Whale Gin is available via Reserve BarCaskers and DrizzlyPhoto courtesy @graywhalegin

Tom Collins 

Photo courtesy @graywhalegin
Ingredients:
1.5  oz Gray Whale Gin
2 oz carbonated water
1 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Method:
In a collins glass (or glass of your choice) filled with ice
mix Gray Whale Gin,
lemon juice,
simple syrup.
Top with carbonated water.
Garnish with a lemon and/ or a cherry. 

Gimlet 

Photo courtesy @justarustin
Ingredients:
2 oz Gray Whale Gin
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice,
add the following ingredients: Gray Whale Gin, lime juice and simple syrup.
Shake well with ice,
Strain into the chilled glass of your choice 
Humboldt Organic Vodka and Humbold’s Finest Hemp Infused Vodka are distilled among the majestic Redwoods and pristine rivers of Northern California. Both spirits have a sugarcane base. The Organic Vodka is dry with a clean finish and a lovely base for a cocktail. While Humboldt’s Finest Hemp Infused Vodka is infused with locally grown hemp and has a distinctive, fresh, herbal finish. A portion of the sales from Humboldt Distillery support the California Coastkeeper Alliance to preserve swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in California. Humboldt Organic Vodka and Humboldt’s Finest are available via DrizlyHi-Time Wine Cellars and Total Wine & MorePhoto courtesy @HumboldtDistillery

Greyhound 

Photo courtesy @HumboldtDistillery
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Humboldt’s Finest Hemp Infused Vodka
3.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
salt (for garnish)
Method:
In a glass with a salted rim,
add ice, vodka, and grapefruit juice.
Stir together and enjoy.

Capecodder 

Photo courtesy @HumboldtDistillery
Ingredients:
2 oz Humboldt Organic Vodka 
4 oz cranberry juice
.5 oz lime juice
lime wedge for garnish

Method:

In a highball glass filled with ice,
add Humboldt Organic Vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
Swirl together,
garnish with a lime wedge. 

These cocktails look — and sound– amazing. I can’t wait to try one or two. What kind of cocktails do YOU want to try?

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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