There’s only one thing cooler than a California vodka distillery housed inside a giant hangar: a cocktail made with its sleek, refreshing vodka.
Hangar 1 has been tinkering with old-world vodka traditions since 2001, distilling a top-quality spirit, one batch at a time, and it deserves a coveted spot in your home bar.
On June 16, Hangar 1 and head distiller Caley Shoemaker hosted a boozy bash at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen in New York City. The California-cool, all-American vodka was mixed into bottled cocktails, infused with bright strawberries and used as an ingredient to spike cookies. Now you can bring the party home with these spirited recipes:
Monterey Drifter (see the recipe): Give your martini a makeover with dill-infused vodka, aquavit and dry vermouth.
Golden State Soda (see the recipe): This naturally vibrant spritzer is made with peak-season blueberries muddled with vodka, St-Germain and lime, and topped with soda.
Valley View (see the recipe): Drizzle cucumber simple syrup into vodka, Aperol and Lillet Blanc for an herbaceous take on a Negroni.
Your summer cocktails are approaching takeoff, thanks to Hangar 1.