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This year, World Cocktail Day (5/13) is going to look a little bit different than in years past. While we won’t be rubbing elbows with our closest friends, out at our favorite bar, we can enjoy a tasty cocktail from the comfort of our homes.

Summers Go-To Classics
While the east coast is experiencing a bout of winter chill, summer vibes are in full bloom in the west. No matter where your readers are located, we wanted to introduce them to two drinks of the summer. An American classic, Humboldt Distillery's ORGANIC Vodka Lemonade and a summer fruit-inspired, Watermelon Slush featuring Gray Whale Gin.

Gray Whale Gin Watermelon Slush 
+ 3 oz Gray Whale Gin
+ 1 medium seedless watermelon
+ 4 oz honey

 Cut the watermelon in half, carve out the fruit and place it in a bowl. Keep the rind to use as a delicious punch bowl. To keep your melon bowl upright, turn it upside down and carve a small, flat, slice out the very bottom – be careful not to cut too deep and pierce the bottom of the bowl.

 In a blender, add your watermelon pulp, honey and a moderate amount of ice. For best results we recommend freezing your watermelon pulp before blending and using a moderate amount of ice to avoid a watery drink. Serve in a melon bowl and enjoy! 

Humboldt Distillery’s Vodka Lemonade 
+ 1.5 oz  Humboldt Distillery’s Organic Vodka 
+ Lemonade 

In a glass filled with ice add Humboldt’s Organic Vodka, lemonade to taste, swirl together and enjoy! 

Staycation cocktails  
Everyone needs a vacation right about now, but it doesn't seem like we will be going anywhere anytime soon.  Let these spirits take your readers on a gustatory holiday up the coast of California. Start with Gray Whale Gin's 'Whale Hello There' hailing from the beaches of sunny California and then move up the coast to the gorgeous redwoods with Humboldt Distillery's 'North Coast Margarita'.

Whale Hello There
+ 2 oz Gray Whale Gin 
+ .5 oz lime juice 
+ .5 oz lemon juice 
+ .5 oz agave syrup

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice, lemon juice and agave. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.

North Coast Margarita
+ 2 oz Humboldt’s Finest 
+ 1.25 oz Lime Juice 
+ .75 oz Agave Syrup 
+ 2 Slices Serrano Chili
+ 2 Slices Cucumber 
+ Pinch of Salt 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake thoroughly. Double strain into an old fashioned glass half rimmed with salt. Add ice to top. Garnish with cucumber slice.