The Independent Distillery: The Tradewinds cocktail

The Independent bartenders walk you through The Tradewinds cocktail.

Not a big fan of Gin? The Independent Distillery can change your mind!

Their Tradewinds cocktail is a perfect summer drink that blends sweet tiki flavors with the unique taste of Independent’s 10 Botanical Gin. The ingredients list is short, but packs a lot of flavor.

For those of you that are unfamiliar, Falernum liqueur is a rum base with notes of ginger, lime, clove and almond.  The Orgeat syrup takes that almond flavor one step further and adds hints of orange flower water to the mix.

Shaken, strained and served over a glass of crushed ice, the Tradewinds will blow you away (figuratively…not literally.)

Be sure to try it the next the next time you’re in!

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz Velvet Falernum
1/4 oz orgeat
1/2 oz lime juice


If you’re looking for something more fruity,  try a few of their Smashes which also include their house-made 10 Botanical Gin such as the Pepino Fresco and Cherry Limeade.  Smashes are made with your choice of spirit and fresh local produce, balanced with fresh squeezed juice and a splash of bubbles served in a LARGE mason jar.  The Pepino Fresco features  gin, cucumber, basil, lime, and soda; while the Cherry Limeade’s recipe includes gin, lime, house spifflicated cherries, and  soda.

The other smashes on their menu are:

  • Southern Belle: Bourbon, strawberries and peaches, lemon, and soda
  • Super Saiyan: Rum, banana liqueur, orange juice, pineapple, and soda
  • The Monsoon: Independent Distillery Vodka, fresh blueberries, mint, house-made lemongrass vanilla bitters, and  soda.
  • Drunk in Love: rum, watermelon, basil, lime, and ginger ale

Smashes are normally $12, but you can get them for ONLY $5, HERE