We’ve had a busy month hosting tastings and events while preparing for BOWSFEST, the Black-Owned Wine and Spirits Festival, in Washington D.C. on Saturday, September 30th!
Read on for updates, tasting announcements, sponsored events, and a deliciously slippery Not So Dirty Martini recipe!
Expanding in Georgia with RNDC
We traveled back down to Georgia this month for RNDC’s trade show at Zoo Atlanta and had a great time meeting prospective buyers from bars, restaurants, and bottle shops all across Georgia. We’ll be expanding our reach in Georgia, so keep your eyes peeled for more delicious Common Ground Spirits gin in your favorite Georgia watering holes!
BOWSFEST September 30th!
The 7th annual Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival in Washington, DC, is a huge highlight for us and a wonderful way to get to know and support Black spirit entrepreneurs from across the country. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet—what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to see you there!
Gin Tasting at Bottle Barn, October 7th
Join Julian at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA, from 12pm-4pm for a tasting of our Gin Recipe 01 and Gin Recipe 02!
We love to share our spirits with organizations that do good work supporting our communities. Here are a few of the events we are sponsoring in the coming weeks:
Olive Oil Martini
This martini really showcases the subtle notes and slippery texture of olive oil and is a great alternative to the dirty martini, with all of the olive and none of the brine.
By infusing our gin overnight with olive oil—what’s called a fat wash in bartending lingo—we impart a ton of rich olive oil flavor in the gin. Freezing the infused gin for a few hours allows for easy straining and results in a seductively slippery mouthfeel and pronounced flavors of olive oil balanced by the clean, savory elements of gin and dry vermouth.
And the best part? You don’t need fancy olive oil to make this cocktail. Any decent extra virgin olive oil from your grocery store will yield surprising and delicate olive flavors! But feel free to mix up a few batches with different oils. From spicy to vegetal and fruity to floral, there are any number of fabulous olive oils to play with at your local grocery store, all of which will yield a lovely, elegant libation.
A few notes about this recipe:
Olive Oil Martini
12 oz. Common Ground Spirits Gin Recipe 02 (black currant and thyme)
4 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 oz Dry Vermouth
Paper coffee filter
2 Mason jars or other clean containers with tight-fitting lids
Castelvetrano olives for garnish
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