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23Mar

6 Must-Try Cocktails Using Locally Owned Old Boise Spirits

This spring, Totally Boise is craving Old Boise Spirits' cocktails. The locally made and owned spirit company distills Old Boise Gin and Old Boise Vodka.

The owner of Old Boise Spirits, Desiree Steinbroner, explained that she wanted a brand of quality spirits that screamed local and reminded her of a particular time in her life.

"Boise reminded me of when my husband and I started our lives. We lived in the North End, purchased our home in Boise, and spent time downtown. It's where our family began," said Desiree.

Old Boise Spirits embodies everything old and new about Boise; it's playful, bold, retro, and refreshing. Purchasing the gin from Koenig Distillery in 2016, Old Boise Spirits was born. First with the gin release, then vodka in 2018.

Photo Credit: Old Boise Spirits

About Old Boise Spirits

A part of the Koenig family, Old Boise Spirits was created by master distiller Andrew Koenig. Both spirits were designed to have a palatable taste while using as many fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Old Boise Gin

The original spirit can be described as a lavender American sipping gin; the ingredients are sourced in Idaho and within the Pacific Northwest.

Price: $22.95-$24.95

Old Boise Vodka

The gluten-free Old Boise Vodka is made from natural ingredients — potatoes, corn, and pure Rocky Mountain water.

Price: $19.95

Old Boise Spirits can be identified as quality-made spirits with an affordable price tag. Both spirits give a clean, smooth taste and make for the perfect main ingredient in cocktails.

As the sun shines brighter and the weather heats up this spring, it's a great time to enjoy refreshing cocktails with subtle fruit-forward notes. Old Boise Spirits has partnered up with Totally Boise to share six springtime cocktail ideas.

This Spring's Must-Try Vodka Cocktails:

Old Boise Spritz

Ingredients: Old Boise Vodka, Prosecco, lemon juice, honey, rosemary

Berry Delight

Ingredients: Old Boise Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, strawberry juice, fresh lemon juice, Prosecco, garnished mint

Boise Lemonade

Ingredients: Old Boise Vodka, simple syrup, sparkling lemonade, a splash of lime, garnished lemon and cucumber

This Spring's Must-Try Gin Cocktails:

Lavender Bees Knees

Ingredients: Old Boise Gin, lemon juice, lavender honey simple syrup, topped with sparkling water

Available at: The Roosevelt, 126 E Broadway, Meridian

The Greenbelt

Ingredients: Old Boise Gin, tonic water, fresh mint, one slice of cucumber, squeeze of lime

Available at: The Shed, 1010 S La Pointe St., Boise

Gin Berry Smash

Ingredients: Old Boise Gin, muddled berries, lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, topped with club soda

As the weather heats up, it's nice to have a go-to refreshing cocktail that can be ordered at several locations around town or can be made in the comfort of your home and is sure to wow your guests.

Old Boise Spirits embodies everything local about Idaho, from the locally sourced ingredients down to the name.

"I was looking for something fun and exciting, and I found it with Old Boise Spirits," said Desiree.

Old Boise Gin and Vodka are available for sale at most Idaho Liquor Stores.

Must be 21 and up to drink alcoholic beverages.

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