It's Monday and we're already feeling like a little caffeine treat is in order. How about this for a sweet, grownup ice cream treat? Rum, coffee, and ice cream together in a glass? Yes, please! Recipe link in profile. 😋
Have you ever tried Chartreuse? What did you think? This liqueur is made from a very secret recipe by Carthusian Monks (what, you've never heard of them?) in France. The recipe is a mystery, but we know it includes herbs, spices, flowers and honey. It tastes great paired simply with tonic or mixed with your favorite bourbon. You'll have to have another sip and another just to figure out those secret ingredients. Try mixing up something yummy with Chartreuse using recipes like this one. Link in bio! 💚
Congrats to all the Portland bars featured in this great article (link in bio) by @bevvyco ! 👏🏼🍹
“We had a lot of fun drinking our way through Portland, ME for our story on Portland’s best bars. For a town of just 66K people, it’s got an embarrassment of drinking riches. Check the site to read more about the creative bars that made our list.” #repost#maine#mainespirits#portlandmaine#cocktails
From the beginning, we knew we wanted to craft our Maine-made spirits all the way from grain to glass. We wanted to see every batch through the full process with care and precision to create the smoothest spirit possible — something truly memorable.
Bust out the blender, Folks, 7/10 is National Pina Colada Day! Or skip the blender and just mix up some @bluechairbayrum coconut rum with pineapple juice and bottoms up for all the flavor and half the dishes. You don't "need" the cute paper umbrella, but it sure doesn't hurt. 🥥🍹🍍
Happy Fourth of July! Since, we will be bbqing and enjoying the fireworks with our family and friends, the distillery and tasting room will be closed for the holiday. It’s going to be a scorcher, but don’t fret, here is a yummy cocktail recipe that you can make and share with your loved ones this 4th! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
* 1 Bottle of Cold River Gin * One seedless watermelon, peeled and cut into large chunks * 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
* 3/4 cup simple syrup * 8 sprigs fresh mint
* Garnish: mint, berries, watermelon cubes,
* Purée the watermelon in a blender or food processor, working in batches if necessary, press the purée through a strainer. You’ll need about 6 cups of juice. Chill it.
* Put the lime juice, simple syrup, and mint in a large serving pitcher or a punch bowl (about 3 to 4-quarts) and mash the mint thoroughly with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to release the goodness.
* Add (about 6 cups) of ice, Cold River Gin, and the watermelon juice and stir.
* Serve in rocks glasses over ice. Garnish with strawberries, blueberries, lime and mint sprigs.
* Sip and ENJOY! 💥🇺🇸💥🇺🇸💥
Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! .
Spice up your Sunday night with this spicy idea from @stoli! ・・・
It's lit. 💥 Cool off with a Stoli Cucumber Firecracker. 🍹Combine 1 ½ parts Stoli Cucumber
½ part fresh lime juice
1 barspoon Sriracha in rocks glass and stir.
Add ice and a splash of club soda.
Garnish with chili-powder dipped lime wheel. #repost#cocktails#mainespirits#stoli#spicycocktail#cucumbercocktail
Flash Back Friday to last week's table at Make Mine From Maine, right between friends @wigglybridgedistillery and @stonefortdistillery . Hoping @maine_spirits will help us throw this party every year, because it was a lot fun!
Q&A with Cold River
Q: I got my tickets to the “Make Mine From Maine” event, hosted by Eat, Drink, Lucky and the Maine Distilling Guild! Is Cold River part of the guild? What does the guild do and why is it important?
A: We do belong to Maine Distilling Guild! “I believe that Maine could lead the country when it comes to craft distilling, the time is ripe. The revolution in craft spirits has already begun but it’s up to us to ensure the trend continues, the future of craft distilling hinges on cooperation between producers.” says Chris Dowe. ...
The Maine Distilling Guild, helmed by President Ian Michaud of @liquid_riot , Dowe and our fellow distillers have presented to Congress and want to change the way Maine deals with small craft distilleries like Cold River. In 2018, the guild will look to other successful states for guidance in drafting new legislation to ease the burdens. Distilleries in Maine are now able to set up on site retail locations and tasting rooms, which Luke Davidson of @mainecraftdistilling says is new for the state, but the selling process is still burdensome for a growing company. “We have to drive our product up to the State’s warehouse, sell it to them and then buy it back on the spot, and bring it back to our store to sell it out of our store,” said Davidson.
Running a small business in Maine takes a lot of tenacity, hard work and of course an exceptional, locally-sourced, Maine-made product. So yes, it’s up to Dowe, Michaud, Davidson, (not to mention the other 12 members of the growing guild) to make change, but most importantly it is up to our very loyal consumers to “Make Mine From Maine”. Thanks for all of your support! Cheers! 🍸
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