Vodka at New Heights

Mix up fly cocktails with Hangar 1 Vodka

There's only one thing cooler than a California vodka distillery housed inside a giant hangar: a cocktail made with its sleek, refreshing vodka.

Hangar 1 has been tinkering with old-world vodka traditions since 2001, distilling a top-quality spirit, one batch at a time, and it deserves a coveted spot in your home bar.

On June 16, Hangar 1 and head distiller Caley Shoemaker hosted a boozy bash at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen in New York City. The California-cool, all-American vodka was mixed into bottled cocktails, infused with bright strawberries and used as an ingredient to spike cookies. Now you can bring the party home with these spirited recipes:

Monterey Drifter (see the recipe): Give your martini a makeover with dill-infused vodka, aquavit and dry vermouth.

Golden State Soda (see the recipe): This naturally vibrant spritzer is made with peak-season blueberries muddled with vodka, St-Germain and lime, and topped with soda.

Valley View (see the recipe): Drizzle cucumber simple syrup into vodka, Aperol and Lillet Blanc for an herbaceous take on a Negroni.

Your summer cocktails are approaching takeoff, thanks to Hangar 1.

Valley View by Hangar 1 Vodka

(see the recipe)

If you have a soft spot for Jolly Ranchers, then you'll love this slightly sweet cocktail. It's boozy and refreshing all at once.

Monterey Drifter by Hangar 1 Vodka

(see the recipe)

Make a slight riff on the classic vodka martini by adding aquavit and dill-infused Hangar 1 Vodka.

Golden State Soda by Hangar 1 Vodka

(see the recipe)

This cocktail can easily be batched for large parties. Just remember to add the soda water right before serving.