You’re more than half way to the weekend! Meet our SCSW Breakfast in America craft cocktail 😉Read More
We have the PERFECT boost to your Saturday: a DIY Surf City cocktail! Meet our Paka’a Punch, made with our Surfrider Rum, cinnamon infused Campari, grapefruit, pineapple and our very own SCSW Moroccan orange bitters. Recipe below!Read More
Who else is having a Whiskey Sour with our Pierside Bourbon Whiskey for #NationalWhiskeySourDay?Read More
Southern California is the perfect place for year-round grilling. You know what that means: backyard chillin’ – and sippin’! We decided to whip up a SCSW BBQ recipe that uses our very own Pierside Bourbon Whiskey, and we’re positive that it’ll add some serious pizazz to whatever you feel like tossing on the grill. We’ll drink – and eat – to that!Read More
Have you tried our Surf City Still Works Mojito? Made with our Surfrider Rum and fresh mint, this beautifully refreshing concoction will make any day feel like #NationalMojitoDay. Recipe below!⠀Read More
Anybody need a pick-me-up? We have just the thing for you – a DIY Surf City cocktail! Meet our Lumberjack Breakfast, made with our Pierside Bourbon and a classy breakfast twist. Recipe below!⠀Read More
We’re here to make your DIY cocktail dreams come to life. Meet our Going to California craft cocktail. Made with our California Gin, aloe liqueur, lavender and lemon, this craft cocktail will taste like a SoCal road trip with every sip. Recipe below!Read More
Happy National Cosmopolitan Day! We’re getting ready to celebrate with a virtual Happy Hour and our favorite Surf City Cosmo – recipe below for your new favorite go-to cocktail!!⠀Read More
April 9th marks National Gin & Tonic Day, so let’s celebrate! A little history on what has become one of America’s favorite drinks:
Gin was first served in Holland in the 17th century as a form of medicine called “Genever” (fun fact: that’s the Dutch word for juniper!). It was distilled using botanicals such as juniper, star anise and coriander seed which were believed to have medicinal properties.
English soldiers consumed the spirit while in Holland fighting against the Spanish in the Thirty Years’ War in hopes of combating illness. They gave it the name “Dutch Courage,” as it would calm their nerves and warm them up before battle.
Tonic has a medical history as well. In the 19th century, British officials stationed in places where malaria was prevalent were using quinine to prevent the disease. Quinine is very bitter so they mixed it with soda and sugar, and from that tonic was created. Today’s tonic contains very little quinine… just enough for a slight bitter flavor.
Our small batch California Gin is distilled with juniper, coriander, citrus peel, cardamom & grains of paradise, giving it a bright and light taste.
Here is a recipe for you and yours to celebrate the day!Read More