Cocktails Cocktails

The exceptionally balanced botanical forward makeup of Gray Whale Gin makes it innately sippable and of course, mixable.

OCEANSIDE

OCEANSIDE

2 ounces Gray Whale Gin + ¾ ounce salted simple syrup + ¾ ounce fresh lime juice + soda water

Garnish: mint sprig


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 sprig.

WHALE & TONIC

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.

WHALE HELLO THERE

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.

FROZEN WHALE HELLO THERE

FROZEN WHALE HELLO THERE

1.5 oz Gray Whale + 1.25 oz simple syrup + 0.5 oz lemon juice + 0.25 oz lime juice + 1.5 scoops ice + lemon twist or mint leaf for garnish


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Garnish with lemon twist or mint leaf and serve immediately.

COASTAL TIDES

COASTAL TIDES

2 oz Gray Whale + 1.5 oz coconut water + 1 oz Lavender syrup (Monin) + .75 oz fresh lemon juice


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for 3-4 seconds and strain over fresh ice. Top with lemon wheel.

BEACHSIDE

BEACHSIDE

1 1/2 oz Gray Whale + 1 1/2 oz Pineapple + 1 oz Cream of Coconut Squeeze + 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice + Handful of Mint + Mint sprig for garnish


Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with mint.

WHALE FLOWER

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.

MANHATTAN BEACH

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.

HEALTHY WHALE

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.

GIN MARY

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.

TROPICAL WHALE

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.

RUBY FIZZ

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

ICE BREAKER

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.

WHALE AND THE BEE

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

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!

BAJA BLUE

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.

LAZY WHALE

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.

WATERMELON SLUSH

WATERMELON SLUSH

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.

GRAY MOON

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!

GOOD THYME TONIC

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

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

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

GRAY WHALE GIN ON THE ROCK-ETS

3 ounces Gray Whale Gin + 1 red, white and blue popsicle


Pour. Dip. Enjoy.

GRAY WHALE SORBET

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

POT O’ GOLD

1 ounce fresh lemon juice + 1 ounce raw honey +
1 ounce Gray Whale Gin


Shake with ice. Garnish with gold leaf.

MISTLETOE MEDLEY

MISTLETOE MEDLEY

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.

PARTRIDGE

PARTRIDGE

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.

BLACKBERRY NEGRONI

BLACKBERRY NEGRONI

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.

HARVEST MOON MARTINI

HARVEST MOON MARTINI

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1/2 part oloroso sherry + 1/2 part blanc vermouth


Stir all ingredients well over ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with olive and lemon twist.

WHALE OF A TODDY

WHALE OF A TODDY

1 1/2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1/2 part fresh lemon juice + 1/2 part honey syrup + 3 parts apple cider


Serve in heat safe glass/vessel. Heat apple cider and combine with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Garnish with apple slice, rosemary sprig, grated nutmeg and grated cinnamon.

FRENCH FALL 75

FRENCH FALL 75

1 1/2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1/4 part fresh lemon juice + 1/2 part apple cider + 1/2 part honey syrup + 4 parts Josh Prosecco Rosé


Combine all ingredients except Josh Prosecco Rosé in shaking tin and shake with ice. Add Josh Prosecco Rosé to shaking tin and strain contents into coupe or flute. Garnish with apple slices.

HOLIDAY BLUEBERRY SOUR

HOLIDAY BLUEBERRY SOUR

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1 part fresh lime juice + 1 tsp blueberry jam + 1/4 part honey syrup + 1 egg white


Add all ingredients into shaking tin and shake vigorously without ice (dry shake). Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into coupe and garnish with blueberry.

OCEANS & ORCHARDS

OCEANS & ORCHARDS

1 1/2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1/2 part apple brandy + 1/2 part sweet vermouth + 3/4 part apple cider + 1/2 part honey syrup + 2 dashes angostura bitters + 2 dashes orange bitters


Combine all ingredients into shaking tin and shake well. Strain over large ice cube and garnish with dehydrated orange peel.

OCEAN PUNCH

OCEAN PUNCH

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 2 parts cranberry juice + 2 parts coconut water + 2 parts apple juice + 2 parts water + 1 part pear juice + sliced apples, sliced pears, and mint sprigs for garnish


Combine all ingredients in punch bowl with several large ice cubes. Garnish with sliced apples, sliced pears, and mint sprigs. Serve in individual glasses. Scale up for larger parties.

SEASON’S GREETINGS

SEASON’S GREETINGS

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1 part fresh lemon juice + 2 parts black cherry cream soda + 1 part maple syrup + 1 egg white + rosemary sprig for garnish


Combine all ingredients, except cream soda, in a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Then add ice to the shaker and wet shake. Add black cherry cream soda into the shaker and stir. Double strain over crushed ice in a collins glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

NEW YEAR’S, NEW CHEERS

NEW YEAR’S, NEW CHEERS

1 1/2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1 part pear juice + 1/2 part simple syrup + 1/2 part fresh lemon juice + 3 parts Josh Prosecco + 4 green grapes and a rosemary sprig for garnish


Set aside 2 green grapes for garnish. Combine remaining ingredients except for Josh Prosecco in a cocktail shaker. Lightly muddle grapes, then shake vigorously. Double strain into a Champagne flute and top with Josh Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary sprig skewered grapes.

WILD FORAGER

WILD FORAGER

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 3/4 part sweet vermouth + 1/4 part pama liqueur + 2 dashes angostura bitters + tarragon sprig for garnish


Combine all ingredients. Add ice and stir. Strain and serve up with tarragon garnish.

CALIFORNIA CORNUCOPIA

CALIFORNIA CORNUCOPIA

2 parts Gray Whale Gin + 1 part fresh lemon juice + 3/4 part cointreau + 1 part cranberry juice + 3/4 part honey syrup + 1 egg white + cinnamon powder and star anise for garnish


Combine all ingredients, in a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Then add ice to the shaker and wet shake. Double strain into rocks glass with no ice. Garnish with cinnamon powder and star anise.

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