Episode 54: Distilling in Wine Country - Visiting the Paso Robles Distillery Trail

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Our episode this week goes on the road to the Central Coast of California - in San Luis Obispo County. There's been a recent booze boom in this already thriving wine country, with nearly a dozen distilleries now forming a Paso Robles Distillery Trail. The wine makers turned distillers I spoke with shared how SLO may be one of the most exciting new regions for spirits production in the country. Interviews: Alex and Monica Villicana from Re:Find Distillery and Joe Barton and Stephen Kroener of KROBAR Craft Distillery. This week's cocktail recipe was inspired by a drink I had at Fish Gaucho in Paso Robles, made entirely of local ingredients. It was one of my absolute favorites on this trip, "The Highwayman". The Paso Robles Cocktail 2 oz Re:Find Gin 1/2 oz Yes Cocktail Co. Orgeat 1/2 oz Meyer Lemon Juice 1/4 oz Lavender Honey Syrup a few dashes of Slo Bitter Co. Charred Cedar Blackstrap Bitters Sparkling Water In an ice-filled shaker, shake all ingredients except for the soda until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a large cube. Top with sparkling water and edible flowers to garnish. Links: Paso Robles Distillery Trail Re:Find Distillery KROBAR Craft Distillery Bit by a Fox Links: blog: http://bitbyafox.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitbyafox/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitByAFox/ twitter: https://twitter.com/bitbyafox music: https://www.humanworldwide.com

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