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REDWOOD RYE

- 2.5 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 1 oz. sweet vermouth

- 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur (option)

- 2 dashes Angostura bitters

- Splash of cherry juice

- Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Place martini glass in freezer or fill with ice to chill. Pour Redwood Rye, vermouth, Luxardo (if desired), bitters, and cherry juice into cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake.  Remove ice from chilled glass or take glass out of the freezer, and place a cherry in bottom of glass. Pour mixture over cherry. Sip and enjoy, but not too slowly because it tastes best very cold.

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Rudolph's Manhattan

A red-nosed delight to help Santa take flight

- 2 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 2 or 3 dashes Angostura bitters

- 1 Sugar cube

- Marachino cherry, for garnish

- Orange peel, for garnish

Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass. Saturate the cube with bitters, and muddle. Fill the glass with ice (the larger the cubes, the better). Add the Redwood Rye Whiskey, stir well, and garnish with cherry and orange peel.

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Old Fashioned

Timeless cocktail for any occassion

- 2 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 1 oz. Aperol

- 1/2 lime, juiced

- San Pellegrino grapefruit soda

- Lime wedge, for garnish

Mix Redwood Rye Whiskey, Aperol, and lime juice in a rocks glass. Top with San Pellegrino, garnish with lime wedge.

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Redwood Rye Smile

Tasty whiskey drink to kick off the summer

- 1.5 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice

- 2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste

- Pinch of ground cinnamon

Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full with ice. Pour in the Rye Whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Securely fasten the lid and shake well.  Pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass and strain the cold whiskey sour mixture into the glass. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Maple Sour

Delicious twist on the Whiskey Sour

- 2 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

- 3/4 oz. simple syrup

- Orange wedge, for garnish

- Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Combine Redwood Rye, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is cold. Strain through Hawthorne strainer or slotted spoon into an Old Fashioned glass, garnish with orange wedge and cherry.

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Whiskey Sour

Year-round favorite

-2 oz. Redwood Rye Whiskey

- 1 oz. sweet vermouth

- 1 or 2 dashes Angostura bitters

- 1 Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Combine the Redwood Rye Whiskey, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir gently. Place cherry in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass and strain the drink over the cherry.

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Redwood Rye Manhattan

If you're a whiskey lover, this is your drink

BLUE LAKE VODKA

 

Grandma Got Run Over

By a Mule

Santa responds by pouring a cranberry Moscow Mule

- 2.5 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 2 oz. cranberry juice

- 4 oz. ginger beer

- 1/2 lime, juiced

- 3 fresh cranberries, for garnish

- Lime slice, for garnish

Fill copper mug or chimney glass with ice. Pour in the Blue Lake Vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Top with ginger beer. Stir. Garnish with the lime wedge and fresh cranberries. Enjoy immediately.

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Lemon Thyme Lemonade

Grown-up lemonade with Blue Lake Vodka 

- 2 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

- 2 dashes orange bitters

- 3/4 oz. lemon thyme simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 4 thyme sprigs.  Simmer on low for 20 minutes)

- Seltzer water

- 1 lemon wedge

- 1 thyme sprig

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with seltzer water, garnish with lemon wedge and thyme sprig.

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Humboldt Craft Vesper

Blue Lake Vodka and Little River Gin

- 1 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 3 oz. Little River Gin

- 1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc

- 1 cup ice

- 1 strip lemon peel

In a cocktail shaker, combine Lillet Blanc, Blue Lake Vodka, and Little River Gin. Add ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass. Squeeze lemon peel over glass, drop in drink, and serve.

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Blue Lake Mule

The Moscow Mule with a ginger kick

- 1.5 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 1/2 oz. Domain Canton

- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

- Ginger beer

- Slice of lime (for garnish)

Combine Blue Lake Vodka, Domain Canton, and lime juice into a chimney glass over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer, stir.  Garnish with slice of lime.

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Blue Lake Bloody Mary

The only Bloody Mary recipe you need

- 1.5 oz. Blue Lake Vodka (per drink)

- 3 cups tomato juice

- 3 Tbps lemon juice

- 3 Tbps lime juice

- 1 Tbsp prepared horseradish

- 1.5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

- 1/4 Tsp garlic powder

- 3/4 Tsp Tabasco sauce

- 3/4 Tsp celery salt

- 1/2 Tsp coarse black pepper

- 1/3 cup pickle juice

In a blender combine the tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pickle juice, and hot sauce and process until smooth. Transfer to a non-reactive container and add celery salt and black pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours and up to overnight. When ready to serve, fill each glass with ice. Add Blue Lake Vodka to each glass, then fill the glass with the Bloody Mary mix. Stir well, and garnish each glass with your favorite veggie, pickle, celery, pickled green bean, or a pickled okra.

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Kicked-Up Cosmo

Perfect Cosmopolitan for any occasion

- 1 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 1.5 oz. cranberry juice

- 1/2 oz. Cointreau

- 1/2 oz. simple syrup

- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

- Slice of lime (for garnish)

Combine Blue Lake Vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, simple syrup and lime juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is cold, strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with slice of lime or strip of orange peel.

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LITTLE RIVER GIN

 

- 2 oz. Little River Gin

- 1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower 

   Liqueur

- 1.5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

- 6 oz. tonic water

- 1 small sprig fresh rosemary

- Optional garnishes: juniper

   berries, rosemary, sliced

   grapefruit

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Little River Gin, Elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, and one small sprig of fresh rosemary. Shake vigorously at least 30 seconds. Fill a highball or rocks glass with ice. Pour the mix over the ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with juniper berries, fresh rosemary, or grapefruit wedges, if desired.

 

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Let's all raise a glass to Christmas Present, Future, and Past

Ebenezer's Elderflower Gin & Tonic

- 2.5 oz. Little River Gin

- 3/4 oz. Rose's Lime Juice

- Ice

- Lime wedge, for garnish

Shake or stir Little River Gin with Rose's Lime Juice and ice, and strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Doesn't get much simpler or more refreshing

Little River Gimlet

- 2 oz. Little River Gin

- 3/4 oz. honey syrup

- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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We think this drink is...

Bee's Knees

- 3 oz. Little River Gin

- 1 oz. Blue Lake Vodka

- 1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc

- 1 cup ice

- 1 strip lemon peel

In a cocktail shaker, combine Lillet Blanc, Blue Lake Vodka, and Little River Gin. Add ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass. Squeeze lemon peel over glass, drop in drink, and serve.

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Little River Gin and Blue Lake Vodka

Humboldt Craft Vesper

- 1.5 oz. Little River Gin

- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

- 1/2 oz. simple syrup

- 3 oz. champagne

- Lemon twist, for garnish

Add all the ingredients except the champagne into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with the champagne, garnish with a lemon twist.

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Sparkling cocktail perfect with brunch

Little River French 75

- 2 oz. Little River Gin

- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

- 1 Tbsp rosemary simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, boil until sugar dissolves, remove from heat, add 1 sprig rosemary and let set 15-20 minutes. Remove rosemary and refrigerate.)

- 2 Tbsp pomegranate juice

- Club soda, chilled

- Rosemary sprigs and pomegranate arils for garnish

Mix gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously 10-12 times. Pour over ice in a lowball glass. Top with club soda and stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a large spoonful of pomegranate arils.

 

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Our twist on the classic gin cocktail

Pomegranate Rosemary Gin Fizz

- 3 oz. Little River Gin

- 1/2 oz. lemon juice

- 1 tsp. Grenadine

- 1 handful ice

- Tonic water

 

Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a martini glass or glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).

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