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July 3rd Special Event – Limited Release Party!

Each year, we put out an incredible, original, single-batch spirit that is unlike anything anyone has made before, and this year’s is no exception. We are thrilled to announce the first public pouring event for our 2014 Limited Release – SommerWeizen. ¬†Join us on Thursday, July 3rd 4 to 9 pm We’ll have samples available, […]

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‚Äôve already had several people¬†come in asking for it, some of whom heard about this drink from friends who¬†said it‚Äôs the best cocktail they have ever had! The […]

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 traditional element in a Smash, we also love to use basil from the distillery garden (which is coming along nicely, more on that in […]

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 had been brought in as a puppy, and had a bite on her record (the report was that she nipped a¬†child¬†who hit […]

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 didn’t have refrigerators yet, so this was a common problem – jams and jellies were one solution, and shrubs were another. Essentially, in […]

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 afternoon, or a ray of sunshine on an overcast day‚Ķ Either way, bottoms up! Palmer’s Revenge (named as a riff […]