GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Ida Graves is a distillery located in Alexandria, MN that makes hand-crafted spirits in small batches. 

On shelves now, you can find organic Ida Graves gin and vodka made from raw, Minnesota honey. 

Their products can be located in the Twin Cities at Midway Liquors, Stinson Liquors, The Vintage in Chanhassan, Downtown and Plaza Liquor in Alexandria, on the menu at DJ's Tap House and at Pike and Pint.

You can visit them online for more information. 

GIN GIMLET 

  • 2 oz Ida Graves gin
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • .50 oz simple syrup
  • Rosemary sprig garnish

GIN GIMLET PROCESS

  1. Combine lime, simple syrup, and Ida Graves gin in mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake for 15 seconds. 
  3. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and add sprig of rosemary as garnish prior to serving. 

VODKA MOJITO

  • 2 oz Ida Graves vodka
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz raw honey
  • 8 mint leaves
  • Top with soda water
  • Garnish with mint and lime

VODKA MOJITO PROCESS

  1. Gently muddle mint and honey in mixing tin. 
  2. Add lime juice, Ida Graves vodka and ice. 
  3. Shake for 15 seconds. 
  4. Strain into a glass with fresh ice, top with soda water, and add mint and lime for garnish pair to serving.