California Citrus Smash

If you were one of the lucky ones that came to Juniper June, you might remember St. George Spirits. They brought all three of their gin expressions out from California and seriously blew some damn minds that night. 

But if you thought their gin was amazing, just wait until you taste their vodka! Yes, seriously, their vodka. They make three different versions and will be sampling cocktails at our August anniversary bash. Hopefully you're one of the lucky few that got a ticket in the 2.5 hours it took to sell out. If not, we're seriously sorry, but there's always next time. 

Okay, back to their vodka. For this cocktail, we're using their California Citrus Vodka. It's not a flavored vodka - it's infused. Instead of simply adding a flavor, they actually infuse peels from three different types of California-grown citrus before distilling. The mix of Valencia oranges, Seville oranges and Bergamot citrus is absolutely mouth-watering. And this recipe is a great way to enjoy it. . . though we could really just drink the stuff on the rocks. It's that good.

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
collins glass

ingredients:

1.5 oz St. George California Citrus Vodka
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.25 oz agave nectar
slice of orange for garnish


method:

Combine everything but the garnish in a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and garnish with orange slice.