HANSON VODKA The Hanson family of Tiburon has been distilling award-winning organic fruit-infused vodka since 2013; its original vodka was just awarded 96 points by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge of New York. This certified gluten-free spirit is distilled in Sonoma, comes in five different flavors and is sold at most specialty retailers in Marin.
LAUGHING GLASS No mixing needed for these low-calorie margaritas concocted by two Marin moms, Carey Clahan and Sydney Rainin-Smith, who also made sure the drinks were all-natural, vegan and gluten-free. Available in regular or pomegranate flavor, throughout California.
SALT POINT A Moscow mule in a can? This great idea was hatched right here in Mill Valley by Marin native Heather Wyatt. You’ll find the fun-filled four-packs at most Bay Area Whole Foods and Mollie Stone’s stores.
SAMMY’S BEACH BAR RUM We’re willing to bet very few people know how to emulate the taste of the islands better than Sammy Hagar, and his eponymous Beach Bar Rum is, ahem, proof. This cane rum sourced from the fields of Hawaii will add a bit of aloha to any gathering.
SANTO This unique black bottle is also the brainchild of Hagar: bonding over a love of tequila with buddy Adam Levine, he found a team to create the world’s first “mezquila,” a blend of tequila and mescal.
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.