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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 12

“Ho, ho, the mistletoe, hung where you can see. Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me.”
With the hot sun safely tucked below the northern hemisphere, Christmas time is the hour of the Ginger. Only now will your favorite redhead begin shedding her habitual layers of SPF. Like most Gingers one might find under the mistletoe, this holiday cocktail is a little tart and a slightly sweet. So pucker up buttercup, or someone else may slide in and steal your Ginger Kiss. Cheers!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Ginger Kiss

6 ounces Speakeasy vodka
The juice of 1 lemon
A 1 inch piece of ginger root, thinly sliced
½ ounce simple syrup
Splash of water – fizzy or flat

Add all of the ingredients into a large shaker with ice.  Shake it like a Polaroid picture. Strain and serve up. Makes 2 doses of mistletoe kiss potion  (serves 2.)


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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 11

When was the last time you ordered a Sea Breeze? It’s a delicious cocktail with a terrible name. Something about it conjures up images of blue haired ladies, lounging in Boca Raton, ordering one too many Sea Breezes from that extremely patient cabana boy they’ve been flirting with all day. It’s a bit awkward. which is the same way I feel when I order one, kind of awkward.

Here’s a holiday twist on the original. Hopefully this namesake evokes images of Santa’s sleight  ride instead of his retirement plans.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Holiday Breeze

2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice

Place ice in a rocks glass. Add all of the ingredients and stir. Serves one.


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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 10

There are only a few days left until Christmas. Take a break from the craziness and savor a drink before total chaos ensues.

Speakeasy on the Rocks

As much or as little ice as you prefer (shown: one jumbo king cube)

3 ounces of Speakeasy vodka

Place the ice in a rocks glass. Pour in Speakeasy and enjoy.

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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 9

It’s the end of the world as we know it? According to the Mayans it might be.  If 12/21/12 really is our last day on earth, we’ll probably need a few of these. Waking up hung over sure beats not waking up at all. Here’s to making it to Saturday brunch.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:


2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

1 ounce Cointreau

The juice of ½ a lime

Add all of the ingredients into shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously and pour. Makes 2 shots. Clink, drink, repeat.

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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 5

Being a grown up is awesome. No bedtime, the option of having dessert before dinner, getting to saying things like “beer me”. Adult activities really are the best activities. The only downside is those damn bills. To keep them from piling up you most likely work Monday through Friday, and by the time five o’clock rolls around you could probably use a drink. It’s Monday, so make it a strong one. We both know you’ve earned it.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Vodka Gibson Martini

3 ounces Speakeasy vodka

Cocktail onions to garnish

Pour Speakeasy vodka into a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with picked onions and enjoy. Serves one.

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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 1

Last year we had a ton of fun sharing the 12 Drinks of Christmas with you. This year we plan on continuing the tradition by highlighting our first release, Speakeasy vodka. For the next 12 days we’ll feature a new or classic vodka cocktail for you to enjoy this holiday season. What better way to heighten the spirits of friends and family than with a cocktail? I’m sure they’ll prefer 12 days of Speakeasy over “12 drummers drumming.”

This first cocktail is a classic and a favorite among many of our friends. Here’s to drinking well with good friends near and far:

On the first day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Speakeasy and Soda

2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

2 ounces soda water

2 lime wedges

Fill a glass with ice. Squeeze the juice of two lime wedges into the glass and place the fruit onto the ice. Add vodka and top off with soda water. Stir and enjoy. Serves one.

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The Meriwether Cocktail

Meet the Meriwether. She’s a sassy little thing that packs a real punch.

Bartending genius and owner of The Blue Glass, Patricia Bellafanto is the master mixologist behind this delightful, slightly tart creation featuring Speakeasy vodka.

The Meriwether Cocktail begins with a generous pour of Speakeasy vodka. Add fresh lemon juice and a splash of Luxardo. Shake well and serve up. Add a float of Crème Yvette before serving to create a lovely layering effect. Drink with or without a twist of lemon (the bartenders at The Blue Glass have varying views on the subject.)


Here’s the answer to your next question: Crème Yvette is a delicious liqueur made from a blend of natural berry fruits (mainly blackberries), spices and violet petals. Their bottle claims it has “…been a favorite among bartenders for more than a century, it has been heralded as one of the most important cocktail ingredients of all time.

Obviously the marketing folks at Crème Yvette are quite humble about their product…

The Blue Glass is the only bar in city where you can order your own Meriwether Cocktail. If you’re trying to impress your date, order this tribute to our namesake next time you’re out.

It works 80% of the time, 100% of the time.

The Blue Glass

704 NW 65th St

Seattle, WA 98117



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Speakeasy Vodka

Meriwether Distilling Company is excited to announce the upcoming release of Speakeasy Vodka.

In grand speakeasy tradition, our vodka is about cutting loose and coming together. Made from locally grown, organic heirloom rye, Speakeasy is distilled in small batches at our distillery in the Georgetown District of Seattle. We think it’s simply the best vodka you’ve ever tasted.

The first bottles will be available for purchase on June 22nd, 2012! Buy your own and request it at your favorite bar or restaurant!

Due to a high volume of requests, individual bottle sales will be first come, first serve.  For information regarding sales or to reserve a case, please contact Michelle at michelle@meriwetherdistilleries.com.

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