Mix it up a bit

Crafty Cocktail Recipes

Spiced Rum

Mellowed in wine barrels

This bold and rich rum features spices that reflect California agriculture and are inspired by our state’s more “earthy” inhabitants. We guess you could say it’s like a car ride through coastal orange groves farmed by naked hippies who don’t believe in deodorant and wear clove, cinnamon, and vanilla essential oils instead (we all know at least someone like this). Enjoy on the rocks, neat, or around a drum circle on a beach.

The Rincon

Ingredients

2 oz Calwise Spiced Rum
1 oz lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
Lemon wedge

Preparation

Shake with ice and strain
Serve up and garnish with a lemon wedge

California mule

Ingredients

2 oz Calwise Spiced Rum
4 oz ginger beer
½ oz lime

Preparation

Serve in rocks glass with ice
Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig

MAI TAI

Ingredients

1 oz Calwise Spiced Rum
1 oz Calwise Blonde Rum
½ oz lime juice
½ oz orgeat syrup
½ oz orange liqueur

Preparation

Serve in rocks glass over crushed ice
Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig, or pineapple leaf

Pacific Grog

Ingredients

1 oz Calwise Spiced Rum
1 oz Calwise Blonde Rum
¾ oz lime
½ oz grapefruit
¾ oz simple syrup

Preparation

Serve in rocks glass with ice
Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig

fOR SHIZZLE MY SWIZZLE

Ingredients

3 oz spiced rum
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz lime
½ oz grenadine
2 dashes bitters

Preparation

Serve in Collins glass with ice
Garnish with an orange wedge, pineapple chunk, cherry, and/or pineapple leaf

The Celebrity

Ingredients

2oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/2 Grenadine
2oz Club soda
2 Dashes of orange bitters

Preparation

Shake everything except for the club soda with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

The Celebrity

Ingredients

2oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/2 Grenadine
2oz Club soda
2 Dashes of orange bitters

Preparation

Shake everything except for the club soda with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Blonde Rum

Mellowed in wine barrels

Say goodbye to boring old white rum and hello to our new unique creation— Blonde Rum. It’s fermented from US-grown raw sugar cane and rested in chardonnay barrels. It’s versatile like white rum, but has more complexity and depth. This is a rum as bright as the sun and as crisp as an ocean breeze. We bottled a day at the beach— but with a little less burn and we left out the sand.

The Celebrity

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Calwise Blonde Rum
¾ oz dry vermouth
½ oz orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau)
Dash grenadine
Lemon peel
Brandied cherry

Preparation

Stir with ice and strain
Serve up and garnish with cherry and lemon peel

California classic

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Calwise Blonde Rum
½ oz Calwise Spiced Rum
¾ tsp sugar
2 dashes aromatic bitters (such as Angostura)
Lemon peel

Preparation

Add to rocks glass with ice and garnish with lemon peel

Small Dinger

Ingredients

1 oz Calwise Blonde Rum
1 oz Calwise Bir Sur Gin
½ oz lime
½ oz grenadine

Preparation

Shake with ice, strain, serve up
Garnish with lime wedge cherry

Strawberry caipirinha

Ingredients

2 oz Calwise Blonde Rum
½ oz simple syrup
Muddle lime slices and strawberry
Top with club soda

Preparation

Serve in rocks glass with ice
Garnish with lime wedge and strawberry

The Celebrity

Ingredients

2oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/2 Grenadine
2oz Club soda
2 Dashes of orange bitters

Preparation

Shake everything except for the club soda with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Big Sur Gin

With wild native herbs

This gin is crafted in honor of one of our favorite places in the world. With 12 different herbs including juniper, sage, yerba santa, bay, fennel, and elderberry, this is a gin that brings you the experience of a Big Sur hike in a bottle. To make a gin as silky-smooth as it is flavorful, we distill it from premium wine grapes. You could enjoy it in a bar or home, but we think it pairs best with campfires and skinny dipping in hot springs.

Big sur Sunset

Ingredients

2 oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
¾ oz Lemon juice
½ oz Grenadine
2 Dashes of orange bitters
Soda water

Preparation

Shake gin, lemon, grenadine, and bitters
Pour on the rocks and top with soda water

Beach Club

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Calivore Big Sur Gin
½ oz Calivore Spiced Rum
¾ oz lime juice
½ simple syrup
2 dashes of bitters

Preparation

Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
Garnish with lime wedge

Pfeiffer Falls

Ingredients

2 oz Calivore Big Sur Gin
¾ lemon juice
¾ oz St Germain

Preparation

Muddle cucumber
Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
Garnish with cucumber slice

The Celebrity

Ingredients

2oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/2 Grenadine
2oz Club soda
2 Dashes of orange bitters

Preparation

Shake everything except for the club soda with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

The Celebrity

Ingredients

2oz Calwise Big Sur Gin
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/2 Grenadine
2oz Club soda
2 Dashes of orange bitters

Preparation

Shake everything except for the club soda with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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