Distillery News Archive

Eden’s Prayer

We created this drink last winter, taking inspiration from the Cosmopolitan recipe but swapping out several ingredients. We’ve recently brought it back due to popular demand – we’ve [...]

Strawberry Basil Smash

After such a long winter, we are absolutely ransacking the farmers market for fresh produce to use in our cocktails. The sweet, local strawberries have arrived and while mint is the most [...]

Sunshine, Moonshine and Charity @ NSD

Our Distillery Dog, Sunshine If you’ve ever visited us, you know we have a distillery dog, Sunshine. We adopted her from Save-A-Pet in Grayslake, where she spent nine years of her life. She [...]

Springtime Shrub

A few years back, I started making shrub syrups for drinking, and for cocktails. Shrubs were a popular way in colonial times (and beyond) to preserve fruit that might otherwise spoil. Folks [...]

Palmer’s Revenge

This great cocktail is a riff on a classic sour, and has been one of the perennial favorites in our tasting room, especially when the weather gets warm. It’s the perfect sipper for a sunny [...]