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.
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ¾ ounce salted simple syrup + ¾ ounce fresh lime juice + soda water + 6 mint leaves
To make Salted Simple Syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. salt in a saucepan. Heat until sugar and salt are fully dissolved. To make the Oceanside Cocktail, add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for 3-4 seconds. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with mint leaves.
THE WHALE FLOWER
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ½ ounce elderflower liqueur + 2 ounces grapefruit juice
Splash of soda water
Garnish: Grapefruit Wedge & Lavender Sprig
Combine Gray Whale Gin, elderflower liqueur, and grapefruit juice into a shaker with ice and shake. Fine strain into a glass over fresh ice and add a splash of soda water. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and lavender sprig.
THE MANHATTAN BEACH
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce coconut water + 1/2 ounce Giffard Banana + 2 dashes passion fruit bitters+ orange peel
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass. Strain over a large ice cube into a double old fashion glass. Garnish with expressed orange peel.
THE HEALTHY WHALE
1 1/2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 3/4 ounce Aperol + 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice + 1/4 ounce simple syrup + 2 ounces grapefruit kombucha + grapefruit peel
Combine all ingredients, minus the kombucha, into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 3-4 seconds. Pour cocktail over fresh ice in a Collins glass, and top with grapefruit kombucha. Garnish with grapefruit peel.
THE WHALE & TONIC
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 5 ounces tonic water + mint leaf & lime wheel
In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour in the Gray Whale Gin, then top with tonic water. Garnish with a spanked mint leaf and lime wheel.
THE GIN MARY
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 can tomato juice (6 ounces) + 2 tablespoon fresh 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.
THE TROPICAL WHALE
1 ounce Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce Cognac + 1 ounce Velvet Falernum + 3/4 ounce pineapple juice + 3 dashes Angostura Bitters + pineapple frond
Combine all ingredients (minus bitters) in cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 3-4 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in Collins/Tiki glass – garnish with 3 hard shakes of Angostura Bitters and top with a pineapple frond.
THE RUBY FIZZ
2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 5 ounces blood orange juice
Shake with ice. Strain over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with blood orange slices
THE ICE BREAKER
2:1 ounces Gray Whale Gin + dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters.
Stir 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 fresh 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.
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 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 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 fresh 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 fresh lemon juice + 1 ounce fresh 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 fresh 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 + fresh 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 ounce fresh lemon juice + 1 ounce raw honey +
1 ounce Gray Whale Gin
Shake with ice. Garnish with gold leaf.
2 ounces of Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce cranberry syrup + 1 ounce fresh 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 Gray Whale Gin + 1 1/2 ounces pear purée + 1/4 ounces ginger liqueur +
1 ounce fresh 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 ounce Gray Whale Gin + 1 ounce Campari + 1 ounce 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.