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With the cooler weather comes cooler cocktails on the menu at The Drinkery, located at our distillery just outside Fort Langley. Don’t fret, as we can still mix up your favorite drinks from the summer; but as October comes into view, we have new creations that showcase the versatility of our artisan spirits and will take you from summer to fall! Here’s a glimpse:
Perfect for sipping while the leaves change colours is the One Day In Paradise cocktail, which features our specially released Cranberry Orange Honey Infused Vodka combined with Rootside Tonic, and the ever-delectable Cara Cara Balsamic Vinegar from Olivias Oils & Vinegars. It’s a bright and refreshing fall drink that will keep you in a summery mood.
When you can’t decide between a beer and cocktail, you gotta try our deeply satisfying beer Cocktail – The Buzz. The base is a sour beer that has been created from a collaboration between several of our local Langley craft breweries: Camp Beer Co., Five Roads Brewing Co., and Farm Country Brewing. While this beautiful sour beer is perfect on its own, we’ve kicked I up a notch with a splash of Jackknife Gin and touch of Kalamansi Lime Cordial from Frost Bites Syrup Co. This cocktail was featured during a summer event at the Fraser Valley Cidery in August, and it was a hit! Hence, we’ve decided to add it to our fall cocktail menu. Quench your thirst in fine fashion with the The Buzz, especially for those of you that are curious about beer cocktails.
Made for slow sipping as the days get shorter, is our next cocktail addition - Stormy Rebel. This drink features our Rebel, a pure corn spirit aged for a month with toasted oak. We wanted to make a ‘dark and stormy’ style cocktail; but unfortunately, we don’t have rum in our repertoire at this time. With that in mind, we reimagined the drink with the smoky flavour of the Rebel mixed with some coconut palm Simple Syrup, Rootside Ginger Beer Mix, fresh squeezed lime and a dash of bitters. Not only is it delicious, it’s a close recreation of one of our favorite cocktails from the POV rooftop lounge in Washington DC.
These three new cooler cocktails, and more, are waiting for you to belly up to our bar at The Drinkery. So, be sure to stop by in October to try them out. Roots and Wings Distillery is open 12-5, Friday to Sunday. Of course, if you want the recipe and all the ingredients, we are happy to supply you with those as well! Happy sipping into fall!
Get crafty making flip top drinks in our newest cocktail class! Join us at the Roots and Wings Distillery on August 23, 6 pm for Flip Top Friday where we will create four DIY tasty craft cocktails for you to take home in 750ml flip top resealable bottles! They are ready to drink cocktails - simply chill, pop and pour. Enjoy these fantastic and convenient beverages at your next BBQ, beach picnic or baseball game and impress your friends with your new crafty skills!
Ready-To-Drink (RTD) cocktails are saturating the market these days. These are the ready to go vodka sodas and highballs in a can or bottle! Sure, they are quick and convenient, but they aren’t always the best quality and they don’t allow you to support your local craft distilleries. With the liquor laws being what they are, we unfortunately cannot sell you a can cocktail, but we can teach you how to make your own craft cocktail - even better!
At the Flip Top Friday cocktail class you will sample a variety of cocktails available for making, then craft your select favourites. All cocktails will be made with our artisan spirits, along with other quality ingredients. So, not only will you make and keep your RTD cocktails but you will also get the recipe and expertise to craft them up again and again, whenever your want.
Examples of our refreshing flavour options include: Lavender Mule, Pineapple Habanero Caesar, Peachy Keen Iced tea, Gin-Ya-Rita, Bee’s Knees, Lemon Vodka Doda, All Hopped Up... and any creative ideas you may have.
Get your cocktail inspiration on and take part in our latest distillery class!
Cost: $75 per person
Address: 7897 - 240th Street near Fort Langley
Sign up for the class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the art of cocktailing to the next fun level by joining our new Roots and Wings Distillery Spirits Club. The club is open to everyone and is a collective of members interested in expanding their world of cocktail possibilities and the craft of mixing artisan spirits. And, we’re kicking things up in true distillery style…with a party "The Cocktail Collective" on Aug 24th, 4 to 8 pm
Come enjoy a ton of fun! We’ll have the Trios food truck, live music with Pat Chesell, and cocktails. The event is free to members and $10 to non-members. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 604 371 2268. Address: 7897 - 240th Street near Fort Langley.
Wanna be a member? Join the Club with a Craft Cocktails membership or Distiller’s Choice membership to immediately enjoy the perks, including a free ticket to this party. And, Distiller’s Choice members can already pick up their August allocation box of six spirits at the party! Discover more and sign up for the Spirits Club here!
Membership is open for the Roots and Wings Distillery Spirits Club! We welcome you to enjoy all the member privileges of the coolest distillery club in Greater Vancouver! Join by signing up for one or both of our club programs to receive a guaranteed allocation of craft spirits delivered free to your door or for your pickup at a Club Allocation Party.
Discover new craft cocktails, enjoy fine artisan spirits, and receive exclusive perks for members only, including discounts, offers, and early access to special releases or events. Discover more and sign up here.
Two club programs are waiting for you! There's no prepayment at signup and you'll only pay when an allocation is ready. No fees for signing up or cancelling. Choose your membership and let the fun begin:
Join the Spirits Club - Craft Cocktails Membership to savour and explore unique craft cocktails to make and enjoy at home. Members receive one craft cocktail box allocation per quarter, including a bottle (375 ml) of craft spirit, recipe and all the ingredients to create a signature cocktail specially crafted for Club members.
Join the Spirits Club - Distiller's Choice Membership to expand your palate and create variety with the finest craft spirits for your home bar. Each box allocation is expertly curated by our distiller. Receive 6 bottles (375 ml) of artisan spirits, twice per year, including expressions of vodka, gin, whiskey, special infusions or releases.
Enjoy member privileges and preferred savings including free tastings (member and three guests), priority invites for special events, 10% discount on spirits, events, cocktails & food, bar accessories, cocktail ingredients, and merchandise at our craft distillery….and much more.
Breakout from the ordinary and be part of our Spirits Club! Get started now, sign up online here! You can also sign up in person at the distillery or by phone.
Stretch and sip with an outdoor yoga class at our craft distillery this summer! There’s no better way to centre yourself then by saluting the sun in the beautiful countryside and finding your inner warrior with a kick-butt Caesar cocktail, made with our artisan spirits.
We’re uniting two great experiences that both unwind and satisfy! Join us and local instructor - Katie Brownlee - for our yoga class ‘Slow Flow Into Caesars’:
Dates: July 20, Aug 11, 15 and 29
Time: 11 am – 1 hour
Cost: $15 pp
Bring your yoga mat & block (if you have), comfortable clothing, towel/blanket and water bottle.
Please pre-register by contacting Rebekah at 604 371 2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our distillery’s idyllic setting provides the perfect pastoral backdrop for yoga. Enjoy the outdoor space – sinking your toes into the grass and stretching towards the mountains. Breath in the fresh air and soak up the views as you open your senses under the warmth of the summer sun. Afterwards, savour a craft Caesar cocktail (non-alcoholic option availability) with fellow yoga and drink enthusiasts!
Ah, summertime and the livin’ is easy! Nothing puts you in the carefree mood faster than sipping on a satisfyingly icy cocktail. We’ll help keep you cool. Be sure to stock up on your favourite craft spirits from our distillery and have plenty of ice handy to prep summer sippers at home. Then fire up the grill and enjoy lounging throughout the sunny days and sultry nights.
And to start summer off right, we’re adding more opening hours at the distillery to serve you better. Effective July 1st, we’ll be open Thursday to Monday from 12 to 5 pm until the end of August. That means more opportunity for you to visit the tasting room. to sample spirits, and to quench your thirst with our refreshing cocktails onsite at The Drinkery! Cheers to a great Summer!
Moms are the best! So, we’re celebrating them on Mother’s Day (May 11) with two specials to treat moms well at the Roots and Wings Distillery.
All mothers (and the women accompanying them) will receive a free tasting of our spirits AND you can raise a toast to moms with our Mother’s Day featured cocktail – The Ginger Rose – in The Drinkery. This refreshing tipple, featured at $9, is made with our Jackknife Gin mixed with cardamom rose syrup from Organic Fair and ginger beer syrup from Rootside.
Mother’s Day is extra special for us now that Baby Lewis is in our family. With three children in a busy household, we get how time is precious. And so, delight the special ladies you love by spending time together. Make it memorable and different with a feast for the senses on an outing through Langley’s Circle Farm Tour and drop by to visit us at #21 stop for our Mother’s Day specials.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!
Come visit Roots and Wings Distillery at a local farmers market near you in the Lower Mainland! A full range of our farm-grown-and-distilled spirits is available for free tastings and for sale. Pop by and we’ll help you discover our locally crafted vodka, gin, whiskey and their special expressions or infusions. You can find our stand at various Fraser Valley markets, including Agassiz, Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Langley, Fort Langley, Port Moody, and Burnaby. Check our events calendar for dates and locations!
Experience these markets to find a farm-fresh community spirit and to pick up in season produce and locally raised or hand-made products. There’s a cornucopia of culinary choices - from artisan cheeses, honey and preserves to beer, wine and spirits. Chat directly with small growers and producers, like ourselves. Enjoy open-air shopping and be prepared to take home a variety of unique goods and regional flavours. Thank you for shopping, eating and drinking local!
The popular Langley Libations Tour returns this June! Save the date - June 23, 12 to 6 pm - and join the fun to check out the diversity and craftsmanship of artisan liquor beverages in Langley, including Roots and Wings Distillery.
Tickets are $10 and include samples, food and live music at the four locations and entries into door prizes! Buy tickets here.
Sip and savour Langley’s top craft spirits, beers, ciders, and honey wine:
Roots and Wings Distillery – Sample our micro distillery’s spirits made from our own homegrown farm ingredients. Enjoy sweet treats from Cake 97 and kick it up with Meat Draw’s live Rock n’ Roll music.
Fraser Valley Cider Company – Sample handcrafted ciders made using traditional techniques and freshly pressed BC Apples with complimentary appetizers prepared by Chef Adrian Beaty.
Trading Post Brewing Company - Sample craft beer with fresh inventive flavours, along with appetizers prepared by the brewery’s Fort Langley eatery while soaking up live music.
Fentina Lente Winery & Meadery – Sample limited-edition eco-conscious honey wines made with a modern twist on the ancient art of mead. Catch some live music, and tasty treats from the German Pizza Co.
You choose where to start and where to go next! Grab your tasting glass and passport at your first stop on the tour, then head to the other three locations to collect all four stamps on your passport! Drop off your completed passport at your final stop to be entered into a grand prize draw of a drink fridge full of libations from each participating vendor!
Needa ride? Add on a shuttle ticket for $15 and hop-on-and-hop-off at all 4 locations. Shuttles will be running continuously throughout the day.
More details at langleylibationstour.ca
Langley Libations Tour 2018 photographs by Kathy Mak.
Our Distillery’s Tasting Room just got tastier! We’re beyond excited to launch our first cocktail menu, adding drinks and light snacks to our unique tasting room experience. And, the tasting room is now officially called The Drinkery!
To kick things off, we’ve designed and curated six tantalizing cocktails for you to explore a medley of flavours that are freshly crafted on-site with our artisan spirits. Prepare to be immersed in the true field-to-glass vibe at our micro distillery! Our playful menu of tipples currently features:
Cocktail aficionados will fall in love with The Vital Dame, made with our award-winning Vital Vodka and mixed with Campari, Organic Fair turmeric and lemongrass, and lemon juice.
Celebrate being young, like our Rebel whiskey with the Pie On The Stoop, combining Sidekick, Green Chartreuse, lime juice, cloudy Apple juice, and Mt. Fiji bitters.
For coffee lovers, get an extra boost from the Caffe del Mattino, made with our coffee-infused vodka - Double Vice, paired with Mia Amata and chocolate bitters.
Aptly named, the Dirty Renegade kicks up a martini game with our horseradish-infused vodka – Renegade, married with Sourback cocktail brine and garnished with smoked olives.
Let the game BE GIN! Cool Cucumber Caesar is our cheeky take on a rad Caesar done differently, that is - with our Jackknife Gin combined with Walter Caesar mix and garnishes.
Cinnamon and honey make everyone happy, but especially when they’re infused in a whiskey and enjoyed as a Sidekick Sour. Our Sidekick is buddied up with freshly squeezed lemon juice and our own barreled aged maple syrup.
Which cocktail will become your personal favourite? This is a start, and the cocktail program at the Drinkery will rotate seasonally.
While you’re sitting back enjoying cocktails at our distillery, we now also serve some light bites, including a meat and cheese plate, assorted olives and spiced nuts. With the revamped tasting room and new cocktail menu, we’re ready to surprise and delight all our visitors! So, gather your tribe and drop by on the weekends between 12-5 pm. Sample spirits, stock up on your favourite bottles, and kick back with some cocktail and bites at the Drinkery!
And, we welcome inquiries from anyone interested in a unique venue for private events!
Left to right: The Vital Dame, Pie On The Stoop, Cool Cucumber Caesar, Dirty Renegade, Sidekick Sour and Caffe del Mattino.