Cold River Gin for Hot Summer Days

pulsecocks-cold-river-gin-copyBy Rick Garner

Our good friends at Cold River Gin ~ who make the only potato gin in the world, one that is gluten-free and made in the London style with a blend of seven traditional botanicals, including juniper berries, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, angelica root and cardamom ~ have some new mixed drinks for you to try this summer. So call up some friends, whip up some snacks, and enjoy!

Gin Ginger Fizz
1 1/2 oz Cold River Gin
1/2 oz Ginger Cardamon simple syrup
1/2 tsp Ginger juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
club soda
Combine ingredients and top with club soda

The District Dragon – Courtesy of Bartender Cindy Doxsey, District (Portland, ME)
3 oz Cold River Gin
3 oz fresh citrus juice (a blend of pomelo, grapefruit & Meyer Lemon)
3/4 oz Ginger Syrup
Dash cayenne pepper.
Shake and strain.

Maine Roots
2 oz Cold River Gin
1/4 tsp fresh beet juice
3 dashes of cranberry bitters
Top with Maine’s Green Bee Soda

The Cold River Shimmer – Courtesy of Bartender Carly Lowell, Clementine Restaurant (Brunswick, ME)
2 1/2 oz Cold River Gin
1 oz Elderflower syrup
3 oz Prosecco
Shake and strain gin & syrup, top with Prosecco, garnish with candied ginger

For more information, including local liquor stores where you can enjoy and purchase Cold River Gin, please visit

…and remember, you’ve got to be 21+ to enjoy these drinks…and don’t you dare drink and drive!!

This just in!!! Cold River Vodka, Cold River Gin’s “cousin,” has been named one of the top spirits in the world in 2011 by a leading spirits expert. Spirit Journal includes Cold River Vodka in its 2011 list of ”Top Five-Star Spirits in the World,” an exclusive list assembled by F. Paul Pacult, one of the world’s leading spirits experts. Congratulations to the folks at Maine Distilleries!