Toast to World Oceans Day with a gin that supports ocean conservation

Coastal Tides by Gray Whale Gin
Coastal Tides by Gray Whale Gin / Gray Whale Gin

From a sunny day frolicking on the sand to staring into the darkness as the waves crash ashore, the ocean holds endless wonder. On World Oceans Day, consider raising a glass to nature’s wonder with some Gray Whale Gin cocktails that look to conserve that resource.

Consumer trends show that many people gravitate towards food and beverage brands that align with their point of view. It might be supporting a cause, a connection to their heritage, or the business’ decision to give back to charity.

Gray Whale Gin is an American gin that uses its brand to educate gin drinkers on ocean conservation. While its bottle might have Easter eggs that reveal the botanicals used to create the spirit, it is more than just a captivating image.

According to the gin brand, every purchase of Gray Whale Gin “gives back to 1% for the Planet and Oceana.” These two organizations focus on ocean conservation.

While many people appreciate the company’s decision to give back, the wild harvested botanicals add to the sublime flavor. Drawing inspiration from the California Gray Whale’s migratory path, the sustainably sourced botanicals include Juniper (Big Sur), Limes (Temecula Valley), Fir Trees (Sonoma), Sea Kelp (Mendocino Coast), Mint (Santa Cruz) and Almonds (Central Valley). All these ingredients combined with a palate pleasing citrus flavor makes for a very approachable gin.

Coastal Tides by Gray Whale Gin
Coastal Tides by Gray Whale Gin / Gray Whale Gin

Gray Whale Gin has shared some cocktails for everyone to enjoy on World Oceans Day.



2oz Gray Whale Gin

0.75oz salted simple syrup

0.75oz lime juice

6 mint leaves

Soda water

Garnish: mint sprig


To make Salted Simple Syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. salt in a saucepan. Heat until sugar and salt are fully dissolved.

To make the Oceanside, add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for 3-4 seconds. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with mint sprig.



1.5oz Gray Whale Gin

1.5oz pineapple

1oz Cream of Coconut squeeze

0.5oz fresh lemon juice

Handful of mint

Garnish: mint sprig


Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with mint.

Coastal Tides


2oz Gray Whale

1.5oz coconut water

1oz lavender syrup

0.75oz fresh lemon juice

Garnish: lemon wheel


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for 3-4 seconds and strain over fresh ice. Top with lemon wheel.

Gray Whale Gin has a suggested retail price of $40 can be found at retailers nationwide.