Organic Nation Spirits

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Limited Release Jan. 2011~"OLDFIELD" certified Organic Rye Whiskey

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Here it is! our newest certified organic spirit~OLDFIELD Rye Whiskey~ David & Casey took it out of the barrels, tasted, tested, tasted, tested, proofed, tasted, proofed, (It's Not Drinking on the Job, It's Research!) Will be ready for LIMITED RELEASE in January 2011. Send us an email if you are interested in 'gettin' on the list'!

This organic rye is delicate, flavorful and will excite your palate!


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Support for Small Biz Development Center



The Oregon Small Business Development Center in Medford was instrumental in helping us get organized in the very beginning. This types of non-profit programs are very important the Oregon Entrepreneurs. Thanks, Gary, Ruthie and Jack!
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Chocolate Martini and a Facial

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Chocolate Martini and Facial Party~YUMMY!
Saturday, November 6th, 5pm-7pm

Waterstone Spa is partnering with Organic Nation to create this deliciously healthful event.
Join us in the Crystal Room of the Ashland Springs Hotel for an evening of a Chocolate Martini and pampering. Come and learn about Oregon’s first and finest certified Organic Spirits, savor a scrumptious Chocolate Martini and learn from The Waterstone Spa Estheticians about giving yourself a facial with the wonderful, healthful and nature inspired Jurlique products. This will include cleansing, exfoliating, treating with a mask and ending with moisturizing.

Ticket price includes facial and one Organic Nation Chocolate Martini.
$20/person. Space is limited so call spa today! 541-488-0325


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Sip, Sample and Savor

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Organic Nation will have a booth at The 4th Annual Ashland Food & Wine Classic held Saturday through Sunday, November 6th & 7th at the Ashland Armory. We invite you to sip, sample and celebrate Southern Oregon’s bounty in Ashland. Sample tastes will be $1.00/two tastes.




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Spirits Night at Liquid Assets

We will be kicking November off with a bang this week in Ashland and beyond. Here's one of the many happenings going on...
Organic Nation & Vya Spirits Event at Liquid Assets
Thursday, Nov. 4th 7-9 pm. Come and enjoy some of the NW’s finest certified organic gin and vodka paired with one of the only premium vermouths currently available produced by Quady Winery. For $20 each person will receive samplings of four signature cocktails featuring Organic Nation gin and vodka and VYA vermouth as well as interesting presentations and discussion about the fashioning of Organic gin, a premium vermouth and more by Diane Paulson, Organic Nation CEO/Founder and Emily Benz of Quady North Winery. Call Liquid Assets for reservations, 541-482-9463, and pre-payment. L.A. will hold a credit card number for a reservation.
To whet your appetite, here is an example of one of the four signature cocktails:
Barbed Wire
2½ oz Organic Nation Vodka
½ oz Brandy Peak Blackberry Brandy
¼ oz Vya Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Absinthe (no more than 1/4oz)
Squeeze of Lime
Sponsored by Liquid Assets, Organic Nation, and Quady North Winery: www.liquidassetswinebar.com, www.quadynorth.com, www.organicnationspirits.com

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Martini Madness w/ WhiteWater Warehouse

A fabulous time was had by all the wet and chilly rafters in spite of the weather shift on Aug. 29th-31st! Diane & David, owners of Organic Nation, served up cocktails each night helping to take the chill off! The White Water Warehouse folks, Joy and Bob Meisner were absolutely amazing with their water crafting expertise, gourmet lunches and dinners each night! Look for us next year!
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Organic Nation: The Definition of Organic

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Wanderlust

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CHECK IT OUT! Melodie, our Marketing & Sales Director is hangin' in Squaw Valley at the premier Yoga and Music Festival!!

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best Yoga teachers and favorite musicians, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. Wanderlust 2010, takes place July 29 – August 1 in Lake Tahoe, CA, will offer yoga classes taught by world-renowned teachers like Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn and others. The amazing music lineup will feature performances from Moby, Bassnectar, Brazilian Girls, Pretty Lights and more. Daily yoga classes, nightly dance parties, and awesome extracurricular activities will keep you busy for one incredible weekend in the mountains!

Organic Nation will be the featured Spirit at the event! Melodie will be there, offering Organic Nation t-shirts for raffle, doing quality control for the Signature Organic Nation Cocktail and much more! Keep an eye out for her, she is the beautiful, strong, engaging blonde with the most amazing smile! Say hi to her and enjoy an certified Organic Nation cocktail!!
For information and details go here.


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Weekend Cocktail: Blame the Bastard

Blame the Bastard
2 oz Organic Nation Gin
½ oz Simple Syrup
1 egg white
2 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
½ oz of Lemon Juice
Shake with ice for 1 full minute till milky and stiff foam develops
Serve over ice in a bucket glass
Finish with one shake of Angostura bitters
Garnish with one mint leaf
Enjoy the 'Bastard' at your next cocktail party or evening on the patio and do your part, select sustainable and local ingredients!
Cheers!
Melodie
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Mixologist Spotlight: Brandon Wise

Recently transplanted from Chicago, mixologist Brandon Wise focuses on seasonality with his craft cocktails at Irving Street Kitchen. Wise’s cocktail program is rooted in the classics with a focus on artisan spirits, a core value fostered while managing Chicago cocktail destination In Fine Spirits. Before relocating to Portland, Brandon fused the beverage program of Perennial with the contemporary cuisine of Chef Ryan Poli with technique driven libations and market fresh ingredients. Brandon can be found behind the bar at Irving Street Kitchen in the Pearl District’s newest cocktail hot spot.
Doctor’s Orders
1 1/2 oz Organic Nation Gin
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot liqueur
3/4 oz lemon juice
2 Teaspoons 1:1 simple syrup
Dash peychaud’s bitters
Egg white
Build ingredients dry in shaker tin starting with egg, dry shake with whisk from hawthorne strainer. Add ice, shake and double strain into bucket glass over large hand carved ice cube. Garnish with smacked mint leaf and 3 drops of peychaud’s bitters
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Mixologist Spotlight: Ryan Mortimore

Basilico Fresco
3 oz Organic Nation Vodka infused with Basil and Strawberries
1/2 oz Fresh Lime
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon
1/2 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
Shaken with ice
Served over ice in a collins glass
Topped with Sparkling Wine
Garnish with a Basil leaf and lime wedge
Ryan got his start at Cucina Biazzi in Ashland where he learned his tricks of the trade, lending to a talent that quickly emerged to an inevitable love for mixology.
While studying in Florence during the Fall season of 08, Ryan's passion for cocktails merged with his love for Italy and its culinary delights. His dedication to the european influence infuses immaculately with Joolz Mediterrainean fare and his attention to detail. Ryan has been an instrumental part of Joolz and its extensive cocktail offerings since's its opening May 2009.
Ryan is a Bend native and continues to contribute to its unique culture.
Cheers!
Visit Ryan at Joolz in Downtown Bend, Oregon and enjoy this delectibly refreshing cocktail.
Melodie
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Mixologist Spotlight: Kenneth Bryant

Organic Bitter Past
Organic Nation Gin
Fresh Muddled Grapefruit
Campari
Dolin Sweet Vermouth
Fresh Lemon Juice
Muddled, Shaken and Served up.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Ken brings his passion for classic cocktails and interest in fresh new flavors to the bar top at Bend's Astro Lounge. Cultivating years of experience from the likes of Loft 11 in San Francisco, Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara and The Other Room in Venice Beach, yeilding some of the best cocktails and pushing the bleeding edge in the industry.
Astro Lounge is one of Bends top and original cocktail bars leading its competitors with more 'Best Bar' awards in Bend Oregon in the last 10 years.
Cheers!
Visit Ken at the Astro and make sure you you treat your self to one of these tasty summer cocktails.
Melodie
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Taking Green to new Heights

Power Up The Green Economy... By bringing together stakeholders who are passionate about green industries and jobs and form long-term partnerships to develop green business and green social networking in southern Oregon.
To collaborate and empower southern Oregon businesses, organizations and individuals to create new businesses, new jobs, become sustainably independent and promote then region’s products and services locally and globally.
Join these business's and consumer to celebrate and learn.
June 18th, 19th & 20th, 2010 at the Medford Armory.
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Get your wonder fulfilled at Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best yoga teachers and favorite musicians, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. Wanderlust 2010, which will take place July 29 – August 1 in Lake Tahoe, CA, will offer yoga classes taught by world-renowned teachers like Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn and others. The amazing music lineup will feature performances from Moby, Bassnectar, Brazilian Girls, Pretty Lights and more. Daily yoga classes, nightly dance parties, and awesome extracurricular activities will keep you busy for one incredible weekend in the mountains.
Organic Nation will be the featured spirit at the event! Enjoy Organic cocktails the whole weekend!
See you there!
Melodie
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Weekend Cocktail: Pink Gin

A long time classic, Pink Gin has also been known as a Gin & Bitters. For lack of a more complicated cocktail, thats just what it is, Gin and Bitters. Originally created by the Royal Navy to make Angostura bitters, which they used for medicinal purposes for the sailors, more palatable.
After searching I found the cocktail also referred to as "Gin Pahit" in many 19th century sailing stories.
This is the virtually the same drink, only the name has been lost in time. According to stories 'pahit'is Malay for "bitters." No matter the name, the cocktail has more or less remained the same.
Enjoyed best with a botanical rich Gin, hence my selection of this cocktail for our Organic Gin, shaken well with ice.
Cheers!
Melodie
Pink Gin
2 oz Organic Nation Gin
3-4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Shake hard with ice.
Serve in a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a Lemon Twist if you like.
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Taking Chocolate to new extremes

Extreme Chocolates is a quality based confection and patisserie company that just keeps pushing the envelope!
Flavors run amok, ideas whirl uncontrolled and the result is a fabulous chaos. They explore how to take a conventional product and take them over the edge! Owner and Chef/Chocolatier, Carrie Wong, has been a fan and advocate of our products since we met at the Oregon Chocolate Festival at the Ashland Springs Hotel, Mar. 2009. At the time, she was using an imported French vodka. Once we introduced ourselves, chatted about local, organic, it was an easy sale and Carrie and Organic Nation started doing business. It is great to collaborate with another Oregon business to create a superior product that supports the Oregon economy. And yes we LOVE her chocolates!
According to Carrie Wong, Founder/CEO: "We grabbed the best Organic Vodka Produced in Oregon – Organic Nation- and began producing the finest slow brewed vanilla extract with amazing results – and that’s not just our opinion, Gourmet Magazine agrees! Now, we have released the creative juices once again and are brewing our own pure lemon extract in a base of Organic Nation premium Gin! Hang on – this one will rock your world! If we can create these items with a little great booze, vanilla beans and a lemon – imagine what we can do with chocolate! Oh My!"
Some of their inspirations: Grains of Paradise in Dark Sumpaz Single Origin Chocolate Truffles, Smoked Maracaibo Chocolate with Hawaiian Sea Salt Truffles,
Padron Cigar Infused Dark Chocolate Truffles
And so much more….keep an eye on them at www.extremechocolates.com
Extreme Chocolate Girl
2 oz Organic Nation Vodka
½ oz Extreme Chocolates' Dark Chocolate Pinot Sauce
½ oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
½ tsp Extreme Chocolates' Vanilla Extract
2 oz Extreme Chocolates' Dark Chocolate, melted in a squeeze bottle
Take a chilled Cocktail glass and squeeze a swirl design inside the glass with the melted chocolate.
In a shaker, add ice cubes, then Vodka, Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Liqueur & Vanilla
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into chilled glass – enjoy!
Thanks Carrie!
Cheers,
Melodie
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Toast a cocktail to help the 'Lost Dog's'

21st Paradigm Presents “Lost Dogs”
An evening with award winning filmmaker Vanessa Schulz, featuring Dr. Byron Maas of Animal Balance and Allison Lance and Danielle Thompson of SPECIEES
Event proceeds to fund completion of documentary film “Lost Dogs”
Vanessa Schulz of 21st Paradigm teams with Dr. Byron Maas of Animal Balance, and Allison Lance and Danielle Thompson of SPECIEES.
Contributors include; 21st Paradigm, Wieden + Kennedy, Jim Riswold, Dotty Parker Design, Twist Cocktail Catering and Organic Nation Spirits
The event will be targeting community members to raise awareness of the global stray dog crisis and share a preview of filmmaker Vanessa Schulz’ latest feature documentary in production, “Lost Dogs.” The evening also includes presentations by Allison Lance, Danielle Thompson, and Dr. Byron Maas on their efforts to increase sterilization and humane canine population management around the world. A custom art piece created by renowned artist and former Wieden + Kennedy creative director Jim Riswold will also be auctioned to benefit “Lost Dogs.”
The event will be held at Wieden + Kennedy (224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR)
Saturday, June 5th, 6 PM
Some of you may ask why? “Lost Dogs” explores the extraordinary lives of street dogs, and uncovers the story of the inspiring activists who risk everything they have to protect the dogs. It began with one dog capturing the world’s attention by performing a death-defying and heroic act. The incident, caught on surveillance camera, reveals the epidemic problem of Chile’s homeless pet population.
For more information or to visit the Lost Dog's site, go here.
Contact for media features and materials:
Vanessa Schulz: Vanessa@21paradigm.com - 541.868.7646
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Celebrate Dance

Celebrate the success of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season with a Gala Performance featuring dancers from some of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies!
Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is quickly rising to the national scene. Established in 1989, OBT’s celebrated company of dancers performs an annual five-program season at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and also conducts both regional and national tours.
For More information go here.
To buy tickets for the fundraiser June 3, 2010 click here.
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1000 Artists, 40 Countries, One World

Organic Nation has been contacted and asked to be a sponsor at Common Ground 2010's newest environmentally supportive venture. The International Touring Exhibition comes to North America July 8 – August 13, 2010 at the A & I Gallery in Los Angeles.
Over 1,000 artists from 40 countries submitted their digital art for consideration. The resulting curated collection contains work from 85 artists. A portion of all proceeds generated from the touring exhibition will benefit non-profit organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, Global Giving and The Global Environmental Institute. You are invited to attend the opening reception to launch the North American tour of this exhibition on July 8th, at the A & I Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Amazing Art, Live and DJ music, organic refreshments and libations. Come celebrate our common heritage: A healthy planet Earth.

For more information visit their site, here.
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Celebrate World Cocktail Day with a whole lot of shakin'

In celebration of World Cocktail Day, I asked my friend and awesome mixologist, Columbine Quillen for one of her favorite Gin cocktails to mark the day.
Gin Slide
1 oz Organic Nation Gin
1 oz Courvoisier
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Lime Sour (see below)
1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Place ingredients in a shaker and shake extra, extra hard. For those of you who like a frothier cocktail, add a little egg white.
Lime Sour
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup warm tap water
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
2 tbs fresh orange juice
Stir all the ingredients together until sugar has dissolved.
Cheers and Happy World Cocktail Day!
Melodie
To read more about work cocktail day, visit our Facebook page.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo- Tequila Free

While some will frown upon the idea of not including tequila in every cocktail on this international celebration of Mexican independence, some of us just don't 'do' the agave based spirit. This year, try a cocktail that celebrates the traditional south of the border flavors sans the tequila.
To celebrate the victorious Battle of Puebla, toast this cocktail.
1862
1 ½ oz Organic Nation Gin
½ oz Lime Juice
1 oz Coconut Cream (sweetened)
- If you are using coconut milk, add 1 oz of heavy cream and ½ oz of Agave syrup.
Put ingredients in a pint, filled with ice, shake, pour into a Hurricane or Collins glass.
Garnish with lime twist.
If you are feeling like getting your hands dirty and want to wow your guests try this alternate version of the 1862
Whole coconut- chilled
Drill 2 holes in the top – with a power drill!
Add 2 oz of Organic Nation Gin – you will need a funnel, a flask funnel works well.
1 oz heavy cream
½ oz of Agave Syrup
½ oz of lime juice
Plug the holes with your fingers and shake rigorously
Stick a straw in, sip and enjoy!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Melodie
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Yet another go at the always unforgettable 'A Taste of Ashland'

Get your tickets now for A Taste of Ashland 2010, April 24th, and 25th from 12 noon to 4:00p.m. The Taste takes place throughout Ashland and features a walking tour to 17 galleries paired with 17 wineries, one Distillery (us!) and 17 restaurants. www.atasteofashland.com
Come visit Organic Nation Spirits at the Ashland Springs Hotel Saturday and Sunday, and don't miss the kick off party tonight at the Ashland Arts Center 7-9pm! We will be serving organic vodka fudge concocted by the infamous, Chef Mare!
Follow updates on their Facebook.
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Dan Pallotta author of "Uncharitable" to keynote ReVisioning Value Conference

ReVV 2010 to showcase Leaders on Impact Investing and Social Innovation April 26-27 2010
PORTLAND, OR - “Want to make a million selling violent video games to kids? Go for it. Want to make a million helping cure kids of cancer? You’re labeled a parasite. We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them.” asserts Dan Pallotta, nonprofit leader, business owner and author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

Mr. Pallotta will be featured as Keynote Speaker at Springboard Innovation’s April 26th conference ReVisioning Value 2010 (ReVV 2010): A Conference at the intersection of Purpose and Profit in Portland, Oregon. The conference, to be held at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the Armory in the Pearl District, brings together leaders from the varied fields of impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. The one-day conference is followed by a day of hands-on workshops and strategic action roundtables designed to help participants apply the ideas offered at the conference to their own organizations as well as create real tools and strategies.

Mr. Pallotta will be joined by other esteemed global speakers and panelists that include: Tamzin Ractliffe, Founder of the South Africa Social Innovation Exchange (SASIX) and Leader of GSIX Global Social Innovation Exchange; Alex Counts, President and CEO of Grameen Foundation; and Don Shaffer, President and CEO of RSF Social Finance. For a complete list of speakers, please visit the ReVisioning Value Website at http://www.revisioningvalue.org/speakers/.
Dan Pallotta is a leading expert on innovation in the nonprofit sector and a pioneering social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, the company that invented the multi-day AIDSRides. TeamWorks has fundamentally changed the paradigm for civic engagement in and fundraising for important social causes. It brought the practice of four-figure philanthropy within the reach of average citizens who had never raised money for charity before in their lives. The concepts and methods of TeamWorks are employed today by dozens of charities on a variety of events throughout the world.

Mr. Pallotta’s book, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, from Tufts University Press, is a number one bestseller in the charity category on Amazon. It was nominated for the McAdam Book Award, and has been reviewed and acclaimed by the New York Times, The Economist, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others. Mr. Pallotta is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review online where he writes about transforming the nonprofit paradigm.

Join the conversation and be a part of the solution on Monday, April 26th, 2010 from 8:30am-7:00pm at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the Armory in the Pearl District. Discuss the latest trends, learn from change agents on the front lines of successful social programs and collaborate on building organizational and funding structures that are paving the way for a more sustainable future. Very Early Bird Registration until February 1st, 2010. Register online at www.revisioningvalue.org or call 503.226.2377. Special discounted rates for non-profits, community partners and students to attend.
About Springboard Innovation:
Springboard Innovation enables ordinary community members to launch innovative and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges. We help individuals launch social enterprises through idea generation for grassroots social change; we educate them to build venture capacity; and we assist them with resources, tools, networking, and funding support, all within a comprehensive model for engaging citizens in grassroots change. www.springboardinnovation.org
Contact: Ericka Dickey | info@revisioningvalue.org | 503.226.2377
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Honor our Mother's Earthy Girl

Earth Day is always a great reason to raise a glass and toast to what Mother Nature has given us. So, make your toast strong and supportive then invite your friends to pedal over to your place for a nurturing round.
Earthy Girl
1 1/2 oz Organic Nation Organic Vodka
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Earth's Love Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
5 fresh mint leaves, slapped and torn
Add all ingredients in a pint, shake with ice.
Serve in a Cocktail glass
Cucumber slice for garnish
Earth's Love Liqueur
1 cucumber diced into small pieces
1/2 oz minced fresh ginger
1/4 cup of organic honey
4 oz of Organic Nation vodka
Let mixture stand, ideally for 24 hours
Cheers!
Melodie
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Freedman Launching Summer Collection at American Rag Cie

Sponsors Organic Nation Spirits and Hansen’s Beverages provide signature all-natural cocktails
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 24, 2010) – Premier contemporary menswear line, FREEDMAN, is set to launch its Summer ready-to-wear collection at American Rag Cie, the fashionable and hip boutique that’s been a mainstay of California culture since 1984. The event will be taking place in their renowned “World Denim Bar” on Saturday, April 24th from 3:00 – 8:00 PM.
FREEDMAN’s launch will coincide with an art installation that will be brought to life by the co-op of artists whom have all drawn inspiration from FREEDMAN’s distinctive sunburst logo, seen above. Each artist is adapting the sunburst to their own unique medium, the product of which will be on exhibition in American Rag’s front window. A silent auction to benefit The Art of Elysium will also be taking place during the event.
Legendary guitarist Marc Ford (formally of the Black Crowes) will be performing a rare, live acoustic set with his new band, to begin around 6:00 PM.
Organic Nation Spirits along with Hansen’s Natural Beverages will be pouring delicious cocktails for our guests. We will have an old-fashioned hot dog cart on hand serving up the perfect, all-American snack.
ABOUT FREEDMAN
Before starting his high-end menswear line, California based designer Randy Freedman worked as Ben Harper’s guitar technician for nearly a decade. Randy began crafting custom ‘one of a kind’ made to measure button downs for musicians and other influential people in the entertainment industry. It was Randy’s intense and unflinching quest to bring back the ultimate in tailoring; to answer the desperate need for clothing that possessed the “perfect fit,” which prompted him to start his own namesake collection, FREEDMAN. Positive feedback inspired the conscious expansion into a comprehensive, ready-to-wear men’s shirt and jacket line.
The line’s design premise consists of careful tailoring, the finest fabrics, and unique accenting elements, which serve as rich, cohesive ‘storytelling’ touches. FREEDMAN embodies the truest of Americana; a renewed taste for construction, style, and pride in bringing things to life with the utmost care. http://freedmanclothing.com/
ABOUT ORGANIC NATION
From the green state of Oregon comes the newest entry to the world of fine spirits, ORGANIC NATION. Located in the tiny mountain town of Ashland – home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Dagoba Chocolate – the mom-and-pop micro-distillery is making a big name as the state’s first producer of certified organic spirits. ORGANIC NATION vodka and gin each brought home silver medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Its gin earned an 87-point, highly-recommended rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute and won a second silver medal in San Francisco for its 100-percent biodegradable packaging. The chic ecologist Paul Abercrombie recently featured ORGANIC NATION spirits in his new book Organic, Shaken and Stirred. Fed by a pristine wilderness watershed and handcrafted by former watermaster David Eliasen, ORGANIC NATION vodka and gin are distilled from certified organic rye, wheat, and corn and filtered seven times to create some of the purest new spirits on the top shelf. ORGANIC NATION is certified organic by Oregon Tilth, kosher by Earth Kosher, and can currently be found at finer restaurants and bars throughout Oregon and California including Elixir, Palio D’Asti in San Francisco, Cafe Rouge and Gather in Berkeley, A.W. Shuck’s in Monterey, Peerless and Tease in Ashland, 38 Central and Elements in Medford, Lucky Noodle in Eugene, Downward Dog in Corvallis, Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, Jacksonville Inn and Nunan Estate in Jacksonville, 900 Wall and Joolz in Bend, Clyde Common, Teardrop Lounge and Urban Farmer in Portland.
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It's the Disguise

Friday, April 2 was the day it all came together, with numerous cocktail submissions from Southern Oregon Bartenders for the first annual Organic Nations' Sip Local Cocktail Competition honoring the 75th anniversary of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The judging positions highlighted local restaurant owners such as 38 on Central, Dragonfly, Omars, and other local personalities. And winning became a highly challenging and sought after award. The well rounded group of judges with commendable culinary experience landed on two winning cocktails, Viola's Disguise (crafted by Cate Gibbs, of The Winchester Inn) and Out Damn Spot (by Chris Wells of Tease Restaurant). These unique cocktails offered the bottom line, excellent flavor composition. To read more go here.
Thanks to Sarah Lemon of the Medford Mail Tribune for judging and blogging about her experience.
Above are the winning Mixologist from the competition including Chris Dennett of Elements and Ursula & Ted Raymond of The Black Sheep.
Cheers!
Melodie
Stay tuned for recipes!
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Weekend Cocktail: The Abbey

The Abbey
2 oz Organic Nation Gin
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
2 oz Fresh Pressed Orange Juice
Shake with ice, Serve up in a cocktail glass
Dash of Bitters (Angostura, if you can find some!)
The Abbey is an age old Classic cocktail, so with the use of super fresh ingredients, a botanical forward Gin, it becomes a great way to rejuvinate the origin of flavors. I would highly suggest this cocktail to a colleague who claims 'I don't like Gin', I do believe most will be in for a pleasant surprise!
Cheers!
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Cocktail Competition Comes to a Close

Diane Paulson, CEO and Founder of Organic Nation Spirits, hosted the first annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival cocktail competition. Mixologists and Judges from the Southern Oregon area came together over a passion for good cocktails and OSF.
Shown above: Judges study the composure and taste of the cocktails, while vigorously taking notes.
Full Press Release to follow
Melodie
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Above and Beyond

The Elegant Swanky atmosphere of the Gilt, featuring their talented Chefs and Mixologists will be hosting:
The Gilt Club and Organic Nation Spirits Cocktail Pairing Dinner
306 NW Broadway
Portland Oregon
503.222.4458 for Reservations
April 15, 2010
(tax day)
5 Course Cocktail Dinner
$75 per person
1st Course -Choice of
Gin Cured Salmon with dill, mustard dressing,
English cucumbers, and toasted caraway
Paired with a (1040ez Form)
.............3/4oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2oz aquavit
.............1 tsp lemon
.............1/2oz vya dry vermouth
or
Goose breast prosciutto wrapped asparagus,
with salt cured egg yolk, and a anise dressing
Paired with a (W-2)
.............3/4oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2oz vya sweet vermouth
.............1/2tsp herbsaint
or
Foie gras terrine flavored with juniper raisins and pistachio brittle - $10 Supplement
Paired with a (Income tax)
.............1 1/2oz Organic Nation Gin
.............3/4oz vya dry vermouth
.............3/4oz vya sweet vermouth
.............1/4oz Oj
.............Dash of Bitters
2nd Course -Choice of
Ruby grapefruit, shaved fennel, pea shoots,
basil with champagne-herb vinaigrette
Paired with a (Negroni)
.............1/2oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2oz vya sweet vermouth
.............1/2oz Cynar
or
Fava bean “cappuccino” with an
olive crumble rim, and a bacon crisp
Paired with a (7th heaven)
.............3/4oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2 grapefruit
.............Tsp maraschino
.............Mint sprig
3rd Course -Choice of
Juniper rubbed elk - pickled chanterelles,
cipolinni onions, and mizuna
Paired with a (Rosmarys baby)
.............1oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2 grapefruit
.............Sprig rosemary
or
Scallop ceviche with habanero, avocado,
citrus marinade and chives
Paired with a (Ceviche Cocktail)
.............3/4oz Organic Nation Vodka
.............Tsp Carpano Antica Vermouth
.............Tsp Torani Amer
4th Course
Organic Nation Vodka martini Sorbet with
black olive caviar
5th Course -Choice of
Lamb loin with salsa verde, preserved lemons,
potato puree, and lamb jus
Paired with a (Communist)
.............1/2oz Organic Nation Gin
.............1/2oz OJ
.............1/4oz Cherry Herring
.............1 tsp lemon
or
Black olive roasted monkfish, sea beans, mustard
greens, creamed leeks, and esplette pepper
Paired with a (Thelonius)
.............3/4oz Organic Nation Vodka
.............Tsp vya dry
.............Tsp benadictine
Reservations Required.
See you there!
Melodie
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Get your green on this week

St Pattys Day usually calls for all types of green dye, goofy tall hats and face paint. While I wouldn't stop anyone from indulging in such amusement, I will lend a drink recipe that will get you more green, in more than one way.
First off, celebrate with Green ingredients! Use Chartreuse, which is already green and doesn't require dye, as well as local Organic and Sustainable ingredients to keep your foot print light (so you can save the heavy step for dancing) and thirdly drink tasty cocktails, instead of cheap beer drenched with food coloring.
Here is a recipe for you to take to your St Pattys day celebration:
The Irishmans Hat
1/2 oz Organic Nation Gin
1/2 oz Chartreuse
1/2 oz Brandy Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake the above ingredients and serve in one of two ways:
Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.
Strain into a Large Flute and top with Champagne, this will surely impress the lassies at the party.
Garnish with a lime twist or lime wheel with a 4 leaf clover!
Cheers!
Melodie
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Night out at The Heathman

The Heathman poured out a fabulous evening of libations, highlighting the craftmanship of artisan spirits and well designed cocktails. The Heathman's highly acclaimed chef also presented a pairing appetizer to highlight each of the spirits; which included an Organic Nation Vodka Oyster Shooter, and a Pork Medallion marinated in Gin. Both were delightful.
The crowd was pleased with the variety of cocktails and the organic buzz was felt all through the Marble bar.
Organic Grapetion
Organic Nation Vodka
Fresh Squeezed Lemon
Simple Syrup
Muddled Grapes
Fresh Tarragon
Cheers!
Melodie
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On any given Sunday

Spints Alehouse hosted the 2nd Official Oregon Bartenders Guild Sunday Funday Event, and it was nothing short of just that. Jacob Grier and Chris Churilla led the way, mixing all sorts of soon to be named cocktails, to wow savvy mixologists from all over Portland. The talk of the night was a Ramos Gin Fizz. I believe the conversation started as, "Hey Jake, Make me a flip of some sort", as I kindly said, "how about a fizz, I really don't need a yolk." Hence the start of the shake off! Chris and Jacob, filled shakers and started timers; producing some of the most perfect and well thickened takes on a Ramos Gin Fizz ever. Many of the attending enthusiasts were buzzed into realizing that the combination of a good cocktail and Organic Nation Gin, yielded a new found love.
Cheers to the art of the Cocktail!
Melodie
Ramos Gin Fizz
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 Tbsp. simple syrup (or agave)
1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 egg white
1 oz. heavy cream
3 drops orange flower water
1 oz. club soda
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Drink 'Green'

Join Organic Nation Spirits, along with a abundance of other 'green minded' businesses in Central Oregon Feb 25 at 5pm at the Sage Spa at the Sunriver Resort.
'Green Drinks' is the only networking event in Central Oregon dedicated to businesses and the environment. Join us at Green Drinks to network, learn about other businesses and their sustainability efforts, and have a green drink or two. On February 25, Green Drinks will be at Sage Springs Club & Spa, at Sunriver Resort from 5-7pm. Cocktails will be made using Organic Nation Spirits, an Oregon Sustainable company producing Gin and Vodka.
These events are put on and coordinated by the environmental center.
See you there!
Melodie
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