THE WHALE HELLO THERE
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ½ ounce fresh lime juice + ½ ounce fresh lemon juice + ½ ounce agave syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice, lemon juice and agave. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.
THE RUBY FIZZ
2 oz Gray Whale Gin + 5 oz blood orange juice
Shake with ice. Strain over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with blood orange slices
The Ice Breaker
5:1 parts Gray Whale Gin + dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters.
Shake with ice, strain into coupe.
Garnish with lemon twist + sprig of dill.
THE WHALE AND THE BEE
Cocktail | 1 ½ ounce Gray Whale Gin + 2 teaspoon ginger honey syrup + 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Ginger Honey Syrup | 1/2 cup honey + 1/2 cup water + 2 inch knob fresh ginger, sliced
In a 1-quart saucepan, mix the honey and ginger. Heat for about 2 minutes over medium heat, stir until honey is dissolved (makes about 1 cup). Remove from heat; set aside to cool. Strain out the ginger slices. Refrigerate until needed. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Gray Whale Gin, ginger honey syrup and lemon juice. Shake until well. Strain into a chilled glass. For an added twist, garnish with fresh lemon slices and line the rim with honey.
THE BAJA BLUE
1 ½ ounces Gray Whale Gin + ¾ ounce of lemon + 2 frozen bananas + ½ cup of blueberries + 2 scoops of spirulina
Mix in a blender over ice until smooth. Garnish with fresh blueberries.
THE ELDER STATESWOMAN
2 oz Gray Whale Gin + 1 oz elderflower liqueur + 2 oz grapefruit juice
Shake with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with juniper berries and lavender sprig.
THE GIN MARY
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 can tomato juice (6 ounces) + 2 tablespoon lemon juice + 2 teaspoons hot sauce + 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce + ½ teaspoon olive juice + 1 pinch chili powder + 1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch ground cumin + ¼ tsp salt + ¼ tsp black pepper + ¼ tsp horseradish + 1 celery stalk + 2 green olives + 1 wedge lemon
Place ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and pour in Gray Whale Gin, tomato juice, lemon juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and horseradish.
Shake well. Pour contents (including ice) into a highball glass. Garnish with celery, olives, cherry tomatoes and your favorite treats. Line the rim of the glass with salt, paprika, and chili powder to taste.
A 'WHOLE LOTTA' PINA COLADA
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce orange liqueur + 1 ounce coconut cream + ½ ounce ginger syrup+ ½ ounce lime + 2 ounces pineapple juice + 1 egg white (optional)
In a shaker filled with ice, pour in Gray Whale Gin, and other ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. In a bowl, whip the egg white until foamy. Scoop egg white foam on top of cocktail, garnish with a pineapple wedge, and enjoy!
THE LAZY WHALE
Cocktail | 2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ¾ ounce lavender syrup + ¼ ounce parfait amour liqueur + ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice + soda water (to taste)
Lavender Syrup | 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water + 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
For the cocktail: Add Gray Whale Gin, lavender syrup, parfait amour liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a glass. Garnish with a sprig of lavender or flower of your choice. Lavender Syrup recipe: Add the sugar, water, and lavender to a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has come to a simmer. Cook for 2 more minutes, and then take it off the heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the lavender out; chill before using. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.
3 ounces Gray Whale Gin + One medium seedless watermelon + 4 ounces honey
Cut the watermelon in half, carve out the fruit and place it in a bowl. Keep the rind to use as a delicious punch bowl. To keep your melon bowl upright, turn it upside down and carve a small, flat, slice out the very bottom – be careful not to cut too deep and pierce the bottom of the bowl.
In a blender add your watermelon pulp, honey and a moderate amount of ice. For best results we recommend freezing your watermelon pulp before blending and using a moderate amount of ice to avoid a watery drink.
THE GRAY MOON
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce green chartreuse + 1 ounce ginger liqueur + 1 ounce fresh lime juice
In a shaker filled with ice, pour in Gray Whale Gin, and other ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a frosted glass. Garnish with your favorite aromatic herb and enjoy!
THE GOOD THYME TONIC
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ½ persimmon muddled + ½ ounces thyme simple syrup + 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice + Tonic
Shake with ice. Line a rocks glass with thin slices of persimmons and ice. Strain. Garnish with sprigs of thyme and straw. To make thyme syrup: combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 10 sprigs of thyme into a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes until thick. Strain thyme springs out of syrup. Set aside & let cool.
SPIKED TURMERIC TONIC
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce lemon juice + 1 ounce orange juice
+ 1 ounce ginger liqueur + 1 tsp turmeric
Shake with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with orange slices.
MIDSUMMER GIN COOLER
1 ounce Gray Whale Gin + ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur + ½ ounce lime juice + 2 ½ ounce ginger ale + 1 oz blood orange juice
In a serving glass, combine Gray Whale Gin, elderflower liquer, lime juice, and ginger ale. Top off glass with ice. Slowly pour in blood orange juice. Garnish with blood orange slices and, if desired, your favorite herbs and enjoy.
GRAY WHALE GIN ON THE ROCK-ETS
3 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 red, white and blue popsicle
Pour. Dip. Enjoy.
GRAY WHALE SORBET
3 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 2 small cucumbers, chopped (about 1 cup)
¼ cup honey + zest from 1 lime + juice from 2 limes
In a blender, mix together 2 oz of Gray Whale Gin, honey, zest from 1 lime, juice from 2 limes, and the chopped cucumbers. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a small baking dish. Freeze 4 to 6 hours or until almost solid. When ready to serve, scoop the sorbet into glasses, top with a lime zest and the remaining 1 oz of Gray Whale Gin. Sip slowly or enjoy with a spoon.
POT O' GOLD
1 oz lemon juice + 1 oz raw honey +
1 oz Gray Whale Gin
Shake with ice. Garnish with gold leaf.
2 ounces of Gray Whale Gin + I ounce cranberry syrup + 1 ounce lemon juice
+ 1 egg white
Shake with ice. Strain into glass with large ice cube. Garnish with a slice of lemon. To make cranberry syrup: combine cranberries, sugar, water and lemon juice into a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes until thick. Set aside and let cool. Add to food processor and blend until smooth.
1 1/2 ounces gin + 1 1/2 ounces pear purée + 1/4 ounces ginger liqueur +
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
+ 1/2 teaspoon allspice dram
Shake with ice. Strain into Collins glass with ice.
Top with 2-3 dashes angostura bitters on top. Soda water to top. Garnish with fresh sage and a sliced pear.
1 part Gray Whale Gin + 1 part Campari + 1 part Sweet Vermouth + 6 fresh Blackberries
In a cocktail glass, muddle four blackberries. In a mixing glass, combine the Gray Whale Gin, Campari, and infused sweet vermouth. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture from the mixing glass into the glass with muddled blackberries. Garnish with two fresh blackberries.