Common Ground Spirits October Blog 2023

Happy Fall Y’all!

The weather is cooling off but the sun is still shining here in California, and we’re still basking in the glow of a fabulous BOWFEST. We had so much fun connecting with new and old fans, meeting Black spirit producers from across the country, and catching up with old friends. 

Our signature BOWFEST cocktail was such a hit this year that we decided to share the recipe with you! With muddled basil and a splash of ginger ale brightening the herbaceous notes in our Gin Recipe 01, it’s our ode to the end of summer and the last warm rays of sunshine before fall and winter roll in. Shake it up, share it with friends, and soak up the changing season.

Common Ground Spirits Ginger Fizz

Serve 1


1 ½ oz Common Ground Spirits Gin Recipe 01 (basil & elderflower)

¾ oz lime juice

¾ oz oz simple syrup

1 basil leaf

2-3 oz Q Mixers Ginger Ale

mint for garnish


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. 
  2. Fill a tall shaker with ice, then add the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and basil. 
  3. Shake well and strain into the rocks glass. 
  4. Top with Q Mixers Ginger Ale, about 2 or 3 ounces depending on how sweet you like your cocktail. Feel free to add more or less depending on your preference, or experiment with different ginger ale brands (levels of sweetness vary from brand to brand).
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint (give it a quick slap against your hand to release the oils before placing in your glass), and serve.

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