Wild Spirits

by Rona Berg

I don’t know about you, but after a long, hot summer, I’m starting to look forward to feeling those autumn breezes blow through! And with that longing for a chill in the air comes a hankering for harvest cocktails. 

Portland-based Wild Roots Spirits produces a line of 11 non-GMO and gluten-free spirits, including  eight fruit-infused vodkas (Raspberry, Marionberry, Apple & Cinnamon, Pear, Dark Sweet Cherry, Cranberry, Huckleberry, Peach), and two non-infused base spirits (Vodka, Gin). (FYI, the pretty bottle art makes these a great gift!)

And this year, Wild Roots launched its first-infused-gin (Cucumber & Grapefruit),  it is really refreshing! If you are feeling the fall like I am, here are four lovely recipes that will carry you from now through the holiday season.

Bubbly Blossom

2oz Wild Roots Pear Vodka

1oz St. Germain


  1. Pour Wild Roots Peach Vodka and St. Germain into a champagne flute. 

  2. Top with champagne and garnish with pear blossom.

Pear Mule

2oz Wild Roots Pear

.5oz Fresh Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

Lime wedge for garnish

  1. Pour Wild Roots Pear and lime juice into a copper mug, fill with ice and then top off with ginger beer. 

  2. Garnish with lime wedge.

Cranberry Spiced Cider

1.5oz Wild Roots Cranberry Vodka

1 Orange Wheel

Hot Apple Cider

Cinnamon Stick

  1. Pour hot apple cider into glass and top with Wild Roots Cranberry Vodka. 

  2. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and apple peel.


Wild Toddy

1oz Wild Roots Apple and Cinnamon Vodka

6oz Boiling Hot Water

2 Lemon Wheels

4-6 Cloves

1 Cinnamon Stick

  1. Pin cloves to lemon wheel and place in bottom of glass along with the cinnamon sticks. 

  2. Pour the Wild Roots Apple and Cinnamon Vodka into glass and top with hot water. 

  3. Garnish with lemon wheel.

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