By Karen On December 1, 2018

4 Winter Citrus Cocktails to Serve in Your Tasting Room

We love the bright and varied citrus available in the U.S. come wintertime, so we dug around to find some fantastic tasting room cocktails with winter citrus. Check out this comprehensive guide to winter citrus to learn more before you start mixing your own creations in your distillery tasting room!

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule

via Domesticate Me

2 ounces vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice (That’s about ½ a grapefruit.)
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
3 ounces chilled ginger beer (I like Barritts or Reed’s)
1 sprig fresh rosemary



Clementine and Lemon Gin Cocktail

via Cookin’ Canuck

1/4 cup fresh clementine juice (about 2 clementines)
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 oz. gin
6 oz. sparkling beverage
Tarragon, for garnish (optional)


Blood Orange Mojito

via Chef Savvy


  • 8 sprigs of mint
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces sparkling water

Brûléed Lemon Sour

via Boxwood Avenue

  • 1.5 oz. (1 shot) Vodka
  • 1 oz sweet & sour mix
  • Lemon LaCroix
  • 1 Lemon Sliced
  • Coarse Sugar


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.

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