You will need:

1 oz. It's 5 Northwest Dry Gin

2 oz. It's 5 Vodka  

1/8 oz. (or to taste) extra dry vermouth

1 fresh key lime

Directions:

Roll the whole key lime back and forth a few times under your palm while applying firm pressure to release the oils of the peel.

Run the lime around the lip of a chilled martini glass to distribute the

aromatic oils.  Next, zest the lime into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add your Gin, Vodka and Vermouth and shake well. 

Double strain into your martini glass, garnish with a key lime twist and serve.

(If you're like us & don't like waste, use the key lime juice in a nice Gin and Tonic for your friend!)

You will need:

3 oz. It's 5 Northwest Dry Gin

1 fresh jalapeño (remove seeds and chopped)

1 - 1" thick slice of ripe pineapple (peeled and cored)

1/2 teaspoon of sugar

splash club soda

Directions:

 

Muddle the jalapeño and sugar together until they are well macerated. Next add in the pineapple and muddle until broken down and blended well with jalapeño.  Add the Gin to the mixture and shake very well  in iced cocktail shaker.  Double strain into iced glass and press all liquid through second strainer.  Top off with a splash of club soda and garnish with a piece of pineapple.

(Use the pressed pineapple & jalapeño in fresh mango salsa. Yum!)

You will need:

2-1/2 oz. It's 5 Northwest Dry Gin

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1/2 oz. fresh key lime juice

4 dashes of orange flower water

1 egg white

splash club soda

Directions:

 

To an iced shaker add egg white, simple syrup and orange flower water.  Shake vigorously until egg is frothy.  Next add in Gin and key lime juice.  Strain into iced glass and top with a splash of club soda.  Garnish with a key lime wheel and serve. Rim with sugar if desired.

(The vegan option without the egg white is nearly as delicious... you do loose the creamy texture but sacrifice none of the flavor.)

You will need:

1.5 oz. It's 5 Northwest Dry Gin

12 slices of fresh cucumber (approx. 3")  

1.5 teaspoons of melon liqueur of your choice

Directions:

 

Run the cucumber through a small blender to juice.  Blend well and press mixture through a fine mesh strainer into mixing glass to extract the juice.  Stir in the Gin and the melon liqueur and pour over ice.

Garnish with a slice of cucumber and serve.

(PS...the leftover cucumber pulp mixes nicely into tzatziki!)

 

To an iced shaker add Gin, orange juice, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.  Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain over the fresh ice.  Top off with club soda.

Garnish with a thin slice each of lemon and orange and serve.

(Thanks to Colin for creating this fabulous gin!  We felt it only right to name a drink after him...this one fit perfectly, don't you think?)

You will need:

2 oz. It's 5 Northwest Dry Gin

2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

club soda

Directions:

You will need:

2 oz. It's 5 Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

3.5 oz. fresh apple cider

pinch cinnamon

Directions:

To an iced shaker add all ingredients.  Shake vigorously for several seconds.  Rim glass with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  Fill with ice and carefully strain cocktail over fresh ice.

Garnish with a thin slice of apple dipped in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

(This cocktail is also very good served hot. Heat cider and cinnamon first, then add the Bourbon after heating. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.)

 

You will need:

3 oz. It's 5 Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

0.25 oz. nocino liqueur of your choice

dash of Peychaud's aromatic bitters

Directions:

Measure ingredients into mixing glass with ice and shake.  Strain into chilled glass.  Garnish with a bourbon soaked cherry and blood orange slice.

(This is nice on the rocks as well.)