This year, World Cocktail Day on May 13 is going to look a little bit different than in years past. While the east coast is experiencing a bout of winter chill, summer vibes are in full bloom in the west. While you won’t be rubbing elbows with your closest friends at your favorite bar, no matter where you are located, you can enjoy these tasty cocktails from the comfort of your home. See the recipes below for our favorite quarantine cocktails.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Gray Whale Gin Watermelon Slush
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. Serve in a melon bowl and enjoy!
3 oz Gray Whale Gin
1 medium seedless watermelon
4 oz honey
Whale Hello There
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.
2 oz Gray Whale Gin
5 oz lime juice
5 oz lemon juice
5 oz agave syrup
North Coast Margarita
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake thoroughly. Double strain into an old fashioned glass half rimmed with salt. Add ice to top. Garnish with cucumber slice.
2 oz Humboldt’s Finest
1.25 oz Lime Juice
75 oz Agave Syrup
2 Slices Serrano Chili
2 Slices Cucumber
·Pinch of Salt
Humboldt Distillery’s Vodka Lemonade
In a glass filled with ice add Humboldt’s Organic Vodka, lemonade to taste, swirl together and enjoy!
1.5 oz Humboldt Distillery’s Organic Vodka