What a trooper. Actor and eco-activist Woody Harrelson wasn’t about to let a motorcycle spill in Beverly Hills rush hour keep him from introducing his new Holistic Spirits Co. cocktails to California on Tuesday at his sustainable Holy Water bar in West Hollywood.

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Woody Harrelson at Holy Water (Michele Stueven)

While a bandaged hand kept him from mixing up signature cocktails like the Glass Half Full, made with Harmony gin, Optimist Cocchi Americano, elderflower, and a pour-over with grapefruit and orange, specialty cocktails created by bartender Yael Stormborn and Holy Water’s Bar Director Cameron Dodge-White flowed freely.

“It’s not necessarily something I wanted to do,” Harrelson told the crowd at the cozy bar next to his cannabis consumption lounge, The Woods, joined by Holistic Spirits co-founder Amy Holmwood. “That is, to get involved with a liquor or any kind of spirit and compete with a cacophony of other celebrity voices including three of the world’s Sexiest Men Alive like Ryan, George, and Mathew. But I’ve never seen anything like it. I don’t know why nobody ever put organic superfoods into spirits before.”

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Putting the finishing touches on a Namedropper (Michele Stueven)

From the garden to the glass, Origen Speciality Vodka and Harmony Gin are infused with artichoke leaf, elderberry, muscadine grape, and green tea leaf extract designed for a better way to drink, and created with transparency around ingredients and Harrelson’s obsession with sustainable manufacturing in mind. The non-GMO brands are made in the USA at a USDA green-certified distillery that uses less water and recycles its by-products back into farming, and a zero-waste facility that employs no-water-waste processes.

“Me and the wifey drank about a half bottle of the spirit and the next day — we felt nothing,” the lifelong environmentalist said while sipping on a Woodever made with Origen Vodka, Aperol, pineapple, and watermelon. “None of the traditional grief you feel when you wake up after a night of drinking. Our interest was tres piqued.”

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Woody’s treehouse overlooking the ganja garden at The Woods (Michele Stueven)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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