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Griffo Distillery

Griffo Distillery

We founded Griffo Distillery in Petaluma, California, to create premium, small-batch spirits that showcase the beauty and bounty of Sonoma County

http://www.griffodistillery.com

info@griffodistillery.com

1320 Scott St , Petaluma, CA 94954

Best known as one of the largest producers of wine grapes in California’s Wine Country, Sonoma County is home to a large agricultural community that produces a wide range of natural bounties. The family owned and operated Griffo Distillery in Petaluma seizes those bounties and creates complex award-winning craft spirits.

The genesis of Griffo Distillery came during a relaxing wine country weekend for founders Michael and Jenny Griffo in August 2008. Tired of travelling for work and being stuck in labs, Jenny and Michael just wanted to spend their days building a business together. Years of penny-pinching and recipe-tasting later, they opened the doors of Griffo Distillery in 2015.

Griffo Distillery doesn’t have to look far for its ingredients. Their award-winning craft spirits are made with all-California ingredients, all of which are sourced from within 15-miles of the distillery. For double the taste of Petaluma, try their Stout Barreled Whiskey. Griffo Distillery finished their whiskey in used stout barrels from another Petaluma staple, Lagunitas Brewery.

Grapefruit Coup


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. Cahoots Lemon Syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. Griffo Scott Street Gin
  • Sprig of rosemary
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice, strain into a chilled coup. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

Lavender Press


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Cahoots Lavender Syrup
  • 2 oz. Griffo's Scott Street Gin
  • Lavender sprig to garnish
  • Splash of soda water
Directions:
An absolutely delicious cocktail that is perfect for spring and summer. Makes 2 drinks: Griffo Distillery's most popular cocktail served in their tasting bar! Add all ingredients except soda water to shaker. Add ice. Shake. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with lavender sprig. Enjoy!

Street Tonic


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. Scott Street Gin
  • 6-8 drops of Monarch Citrus-Basil Bitters
Directions:
Pairing Griffo Scott Street Gin and Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic to create an amazing twist on the G&T. Makes 2 Cocktails: Combine over ice and top with Fevertree Elderflower tonic and a hefty squeeze of lime. Enjoy!

Stony Point Old Fashioned


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Small Hand Foods Passionfruit Syrup
  • 1/2 lemon wheel
  • 2 oz. Griffo Stony Point Whiskey
Directions:
Traditional yums made with Cahoots Old Fashioned Syrup (available to purchase in the tasting bar). Easy and great for a crowd as well. Makes 2 cocktails: Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Stir or shake. Pour into rocks glasses with ice. Sip. Enjoy!

The Golden Stone


Ingredients:
  • 0.25 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 oz. Griffo Stony Point Whiskey
  • 2 oz. dry hard apple cider
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
Directions:
Add all ingredients (except cider) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice, top with cider and a lemon twist.

The Black Hat Manhattan


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Averna Amano Siciliano
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 oz. Griffo Stout Barreled Whiskey
  • Candied cherry
Directions:
Add whiskey and Averna to large glass with ice, stir, and strain into stemmed glass (we're loving the Nick and Nora style these days!) Add 2 dashes of bitters and cherry.

Don't Take It For Pomegranate


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. cardamom clove syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Griffo Barreled Aged Gin
  • 1.5 oz. pomegrante juice
Directions:
Add all ingredients to ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour over ice or serve up in your favorite fancy cocktail glass! Garnish with lemon twist. *You can make your own syrup or purchase from our friends at Royal rose Syrup co.

Play on Words


Ingredients:
  • 0.50 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 0.75 oz. lime juice
  • 0.75 oz. Shrub & Co. Apple Shrub
  • 1 Dash Celery Bitters
  • 1.5 oz. Griffo Gin
  • Lime Peel Garnish
Directions:
Add all ingreients to shaker and fill with ice. Shake. Strain over large ice cube. Peel lime, twist expressing oils over the cocktail, and use as garnish.

Tis the Starry Season Punch


Ingredients:
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 10 oz. Fevertree Elderflower tonic
  • 10 oz. Spice Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 10-20 dashes Apple Bitters
  • 2 Blood Oranges, fruit removed and sliced into wedges
  • 2 Pomegranates, seeds removed
  • 20 oz. Griffo Gin
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 8 Lemons, juiced
Directions:
\n\nMix everything together except the tonic and lemon juice and let sit overnight. Pour into punch bowl and add lemon juice. Direct guests to add ice, punch and a splash of tonic to their glasses. And get merry!

Christmas in July


Ingredients:
  • .25 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Barspoon allspice
  • .75 oz. Green Tea
  • .75 oz. Pineapple Syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Griffo Gin
  • Mint garnish
Directions:
Add ingredients 1 through 5 to shaker and fill with ice. Shake. Strain in a glass. Garnish with mint and a light sprinkle of pumpkin spice. And just try not to have a second...

Figgy Christmas


Ingredients:
  • .25 oz. Skipper Demerara Rum
  • 0.25 oz. Velvet Falernum
  • 0.50 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Fig Jam
  • 1.5 oz. Griffo Gin
  • 2 Dashes Peychaud bitters
  • Sage garnish
Directions:
Shake in shaker with ice, pour over one large ice cube and enjoy!

Passion Fruit Bees Knees


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Small Hand Foods Passionfruit Syrup
  • 1/2 lemon wheel
  • 2 oz. Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin
Directions:
Mix ingredients in a shaker and stir or shake and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon and sip the day away.