Women’s Cocktail Collective
Mar 01, 2019
The Women’s Cocktail Collective is a collaboration between ten leading female spirits producers, who have come together to elevate and amplify the voices of all women in the industry through a belief that we are stronger together. All of the businesses in the collective are women founded and are dedicated to shared values of equality. They also actively promote the interests of women through their products, brand stories and marketing. Amazingly, we have three of those ten female producers in our own Wine Warehouse portfolio.
During the month of March, in collaboration with the Women’s Cocktail Collective of other women-owned spirits brands, Square One, Pür and Sia will donate a portion of their sales from Women’s History Month cocktail menu placements to two women charities: National Women’s History Museum and OutSmartNYC.
OUR FEMALE FOUNDERS
Name: Allison Evanow
Company: Square One Organic Vodka
As one of the first certified organic spirits, Square One Organic Vodka was inspired as much by the garden as it was by the art of mixology. For over a decade, Allison Evanow has been producing one of the greenest clear spirits in the industry, distilling her vodka from 100% organic American rye grain, scrupulously sourced botanicals and pristine water from Wyoming’s Teton Mountains; all packaged in sustainably sourced materials.
Square One Organic Spirits is the first all-certified organic American spirits company in the U.S. not only created by a woman, but the first all-certified American spirits company in the U.S., period. The 100% organic rye vodka was introduced in April 2006.
Name: Carin Luna-Ostaseski
Company: SIA Scotch
Not your grandfather’s scotch, SIA is a delicious 96-Point award-winning Scotch Whisky created to appeal to a modern palate. In a terrific twist of fate, a relationship break up caused founder Carin Luna-Ostaseski to seek new horizons in the form of a grand tour of her local whisky purveyor. A 300-strong collection of unique whiskies later, her heart was cured, and she became a dedicated student of this sublime spirit. Finally, after many years of hosting regular tasting events, her love for the spirit drove her to leave her 17-year career as a Creative Director and pursue her dream of becoming the first American woman in history to create a Scotch Whisky company.
Name: Kiki Braverman
Title: Founder, Master Distiller
Pür•spirits is a portfolio of classic distillations that take a modern view on fresh, local and organic ingredients. Founded by Kiki Braverman who, like many of her fellow entrepreneurs, happened upon her passion for distilling somewhat circuitously. Growing up in Bavaria, Germany, she developed a deep love of nature and respect for the environment. This love took her across the globe, exploring different career paths and eventually settling in Northern California. Yet somehow, she always found herself returning to her first love: the seasonal ingredients, biodynamic cultivation and craft distilling traditions of her native Bavaria.
Inspired by the garden and the art of mixology, we offer a selection of organic spirits crafted with 100% organic American rye and pristine water originating in the Teton Mountains. We offer herbal vodkas such as Bergamot, Basil, Botanical, Cucumber and Organic. Our unique organic fermentation technique combines with a classic four-column distillation and filtration method to create Square One: incredibly silky, ultra-premium vodka with the rich and subtle nutty taste and texture of American rye.
SIA is a delicious 96-Point award-winning Scotch Whisky created specifically to appeal to a modern palate. This Product of Scotland is a blend of Speyside, Highland and Islay malt and grain whiskies. Enjoy SIA sipped neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. SIA is “not your grandfather’s Scotch.”
Pür•spirits distillates are balanced and sophisticated. They have at their heart the finest and freshest fruit, flowers, berries, herbs, spices and barley. The liqueur lineup includes Williams Pear, Elderflower and Spice Blood Orange. They also offer fine spirits Geist Bavarian-Hop Flavored Whisky, Blackthorn Shoe Gin and Aperitivo Zamaro. Each variety of pür•spirits is produced according to traditional principles and time honored recipes in Bavaria, Germany.
.75 oz Tequila Blanco
.5 oz fresh lemon
.5 oz simple syrup
.75 oz pineapple juice
Pour all ingredients except club soda into cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake briefly to blend. Pour into Collins glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a basil leaf or pineapple wedge.
1.5 oz Square One Organic Vodka
.5 oz lemon juice
.75 oz pink grapefruit Juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz Gin Liqueur
1 oz Brut Rosé wine
Shake and strain first five ingredients over ice in a rocks glass, top with Brut Rosé wine. Garnish with a quarter grapefruit wheel.