Spring Cocktail (& Mocktail) Recipes to Swoon Over + Female Distiller Event


Seattle Cocktail week has come to a close and while I wasn’t able to partake in one of my favorite past times, (trying out amazing craft cocktails) I was able to sip on a delicious “mocktail” and be inspired by these passionate female distillers!

I grabbed a proxy taste tester and headed downtown to hear from:

Head Distiller Caley Shoemaker, Hangar 1 Vodka

Founder & Head Distiller Bridget Firtle, Owney’s Rum

Master Blender, Alex Thomas of the Sexton Single Malt

Check it out below…


“Hard to beat Daiquiri”

  •     2 oz Owney’s Rum

  •     0.75 oz fresh lime juice

  •     0.75 oz simple syrup

  •     Shake with ice and strain, serve up

“Mint-Ginger Caipiroska”

  • 3 slices fresh ginger

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 5 mint sprigs

  • 4 ounces Hangar 1 vodka

  • Add mint sprigs. Muddle until fragrant.

  • Add vodka and ice. Garnish with mint. Stir.

“The Middleton Mule”

  • 1.5 parts Sexton Single Malt

  • 25 part Lime Juice

  • 0.25 part Ginger Syrup

  • 3.25 parts Ginger beer

  • Wedge of lime

MOCKTAIL - “Sparkling Cucumber Limeaid” ( Makes 4-6 Servings)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 cup lime juice

  • 1 medium English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups sparkling water, chilled

I had such an awesome time at this event! Special thanks to Hangar 1, Owney’s Rum, and The Sexton as well as Exposure for putting this together! Comment below with your favorite spring cocktails or mocktails!

Much love,


Susan G