A taste of summer with Barrelling Tide distillery

Are you looking for a perfect refreshment to cool down with as we venture into another beautiful Nova Scotia summer weekend? Our friends at Barrelling Tide Distillery have shared some recipes of their must-try summer cocktails with us!

For those of you who aren’t  familiar with this local distillery, Barrelling Tide has been anchored in the small town of Port Williams in the Annapolis Valley for just over two years now, and is just over 30 minutes from Forest Lakes. This growing business has partnered with 12 local farms that produce a variety of grains and fruits from the rich soils of the valley, resulting in beautifully-smooth spirits and liqueurs that grasp the taste of Nova Scotia.

Barrelling Tide Distillery currently offers a wide range of unique spirits and liqueurs, including  Chili Pepper Vodka, Rhubarb Gin, Dark Rum using local Crosbys molasses, Arctic Kiwi Liqueur, Haskap Liqueur, and Javalley (coffee) Liqueur.

Spiked Lemonade

Arctic Kiwi Liqueur, Haskap Liqueur, and Cranberry Liqueur are only a few unique liqueurs produced by Barrelling Tide. If you are eager to try one of their fruit liqueurs, it pairs perfectly with lemonade while enjoying the fresh air as you sit and enjoy a new read on your front porch.

Recipe:

  • Using a tall glass add ice
  • Pour in 1 oz Barrelling Tide liqueur of your choice
  • Top off with 5 oz lemonade
  • Garnish if desired

Source: Instagram @barrellingtidedistillery

Gin Cosmo

Looking to stick with a classic? Try pairing Barrelling Tide’s gin with tonic water, giving you a  fresh and crisp refreshment as you grill up a tasty dish on the barbeque.

Recipe:

  • Using a tall glass add ice
  • Pour in 1 oz Barrelling Tide Gin
  • 1 oz Barrelling Tide fruit liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of simple syrup
  • Top off with your choice of soda or tonic water and lemon and/or lime. Or top off with your choice of a flavoured sparkling water or pop
  • Garnish with local fruit of your favourite local herb

Source: Instagram @barrellingtidedistillery

Summertime Cocktail

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family. Invite them over to enjoy a rhubarb gin with soda or tonic water and a touch of citrus. This twist on a summertime favourite is entertaining made easy!

Recipe:

  • Add ice to a glass
  • Pour in 1oz of Barrelling Tide Rhubarb Gin
  • Add 5oz of soda water, or a flavoured sparkling water
  • Garnish with local seasonal fruit or your favourite local herb

Source: Instagram @barrellingtidedistillery

We hope you enjoy these fresh summer sips as much as we do! Be sure to check out Barrelling Tide Distillery at our Fall Open House and Artisan Market on October 14th.