6 Sonoma Distilleries to Visit for Spring Cocktails

Young & Yonder

Local distillers are in good spirits right now. As Sonoma County looks forward to eased pandemic restrictions, craft spirit tasting rooms will be serving spring cocktails that offer a taste of the warm and sunny months ahead. Read more below to see what some of our favorite distilleries are mixing up for their guests.

Hanson of Sonoma Distillery, Sonoma

lavender cocktail and bottle of vodka“Ladies in Lavender” is one of several spring cocktails Hanson of Sonoma has added to their drinks menu. Organic Meyer lemon vodka is mixed with Meyer lemon juice, lavender syrup, egg white (or aquafaba), and is garnished with fresh lavender. Hanson of Sonoma is open seven days a week from 11 a.m – 5:30 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. 22985 Burndale Road, Sonoma, 707-343 1805

Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol

red moon cocktail and bottle of gin“The Red Moon” combines Spirit Works’ Sloe Gin, a hopped grapefruit and rosemary syrup, lime juice, and rosemary cocktail spice bitters. 6790 McKinley Street #100, Sebastopol, 707-634-4793

Young & Yonder Spirits, Healdsburg

Every month, this wife and husband-owned distillery adds a new cocktail to their tasting room menu. “La Royale,” with H.O.B.S. Gin, fresh lime juice, and hibiscus syrup, is a spring favorite. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; reservations strongly encouraged. 449 Allan Court, Healdsburg, 707-473-8077

Barber Lee Spirits, Petaluma

pina colada and rum

A riff on a Mai Tai and Pina Colada, “Better Days” includes Barber Lee’s White Rum and Apple Brandy, as well as orange liqueur, coconut milk, and pineapple juice. The tasting room is open Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 120 Washington Street, Petaluma, 707-971-7107

Griffo Distillery, Petaluma

cocktail kit itemsA fresh concoction for Griffo’s spring cocktail menu, “The Spicy Tiger” combines Griffo’s Vodka and pineapple-flavored vinegar cordial with lemon and a dash of chipotle-lime salt . 1320 Scott St, Suite A, Petaluma, 707-879-8755

Sipsong Spirits, Windsor

Sipsong Spirits doesn’t have a tasting room, but you can sip their “Fight Like a Girl” cocktail at Montage Healdsburg. In spring, you’ll find the seasonal gin and tonic mixed with either kumquat or raspberry syrup. Distiller Tara Jasper created the cocktail while battling cancer. With the purchase of every cocktail, she makes a donation to Bright Pink, a nonprofit health organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, 707-979-9000

By: Dana Rebmann

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