Planet Friendly Spirits that are Perfect for Earth Day Celebrations

Monday 09th, April 2018 / 11:01 Written by
Planet Friendly Spirits that are Perfect for Earth Day Celebrations

Planet Friendly Spirits Using Fresh Ingredients for Earth Day

There are many ways to celebrate Mother Earth on her special day including planting a tree, a walk in the woods & enjoying planet friendly spirits made with natures fresh bounty out of the garden. Here are some cocktails made from environmentally friendly spirits that are great for Earth Day celebrations.

Grapefruit Grayhound

Farm to table meets cocktails…. American Harvest Organic Vodka is certified organic and combines Rocky Mountain winter wheat with water from the a protected source under the Snake River Basin with a dash of organic agave to create a deliciously smooth vodka that is delicious in cocktails made with fresh ingredients.

Ingredients

2 ½ oz. American Harvest Organic Vodka
4 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 ½ oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions:

Shake all ingredients over ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Recipe courtesy of Sara Lehman, Somm in the City. 

 

Urban Herb Garden Julep

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Cocktails made with Planet Friendly Spirits

A modern twist on a traditional cocktail, we’ve combined a variety of herbs from the kitchen garden that complement the smooth, warm notes of the Trail’s End Bourbon, which recently announced a  program with the National Forest Foundation where they have committed to plant at least 5,000 trees to help re-forest the PNW after the devastating forest fires.

Ingredients

5 large fresh spearmint leaves

5 large fresh chocolate mint leaves

5 large fresh pineapple sage, or pineapple mint leaves

½ oz Simple Syrup

2 oz Trail’s End Kentucky Bourbon

Crushed ice

Herb leaves to garnish

Instructions:

Tear the mint leaves and place them in a cocktail shaker. Add the simple syrup and muddle the herbs with the syrup. Work the herbs well to extract their flavors. Add the Trail’s End Bourbon and stir well.

Fill a short cocktail glass with crushed ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Add more ice to build the ice over the rim of the glass. Garnish with herb leaves and serve.

Lambay Selkie
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Cocktails made with Planet Friendly Spirits

Inspired by legends of swan maidens, mythological creatures found in Irish, Scottish and Faroese culture, Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. This cocktail is made with Lambay Irish Whiskey — inspired by a unique wildlife sanctuary off the East coast of Ireland.

Ingredients: 

2 oz Lambay Irish Whiskey Small Batch Blend

1/2 oz  St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

7 drops Lavender Bitters

Garnish: Mint Sprig

Instructions:

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice into a highball glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Single Growth Cocktail
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Cocktails made with Planet Friendly Spirits

The Borderies is the smallest and most sought after of the cognac crus. Home to the CAMUS family and very close to its heart, the Borderies cru provides the vines with the perfect amount of water, thanks to the chalky soil and ideal exposure. The Camus family have carefully nurtured the land and the fruit for more than five generations to create unique cognacs.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz CAMUS Borderies VSOP

1 oz Fresh Orange Juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

3 oz Fever Tree Soda Water

Instructions:

Load shaker with non-carbonated ingredients. Shake and strain into ice loaded Collins glass. Top with soda water and straw. Garnish with a fresh violet.

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