Taylor Nissen, Shore Lodge’s sommelier and beverage program assistant manager, suggests using fresh huckleberries macerated in a little sugar when making the hotel’s famed Huckletini. “This tends to ripen the berries and juice them a bit, perfect for making drinks. When it gets a little warmer, you can find them all around Payette Lake [in McCall, Idaho]. Everyone has their little spots. Ponderosa Park is great for this, too,” says Nissen.

INGREDIENTS  
—2 oz. 44 North Huckleberry Vodka 
—½ oz. Cointreau 
—1 teaspoon huckleberry juice  
—1 teaspoon huckleberries 
—¼ oz. lime juice 
—dash of simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS  
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, Cointreau, huckleberries and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel and a scoop of huckleberries.

Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge

 

Courtesy of THE US GRANT Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego. 

INGREDIENTS

—.5 oz. Bigallet Thyme liqueur

—.5 oz. Massenez Garden Party Rosemary liqueur

—.5 oz. Domaine Sante All-Sass (Wine Grape Nectar)

—2.5 oz. sparkling wine

—splash of absinthe

DIRECTIONS

 

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa’s restaurant, Cibolo Moon, is the first T-certified (“t” as in tequila) restaurant in Texas. The restaurant received the “Award T Recognition” from the Consejo Regulador del Tequila. As part of the recognition, the Cibolo Moon staff has been trained on tequila history, guidelines and production, as well as agave cultivation and harvesting.