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Sour Cherry Fizz

We recently poured cocktails at one of the most popular events of the season, the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. It’s an annual fundraising event that supports the market, and we participate every year. We love to be working alongside so many of our restaurant partners, and it is great to see so many of […]

Venus de Miles Ride & Dinner – Aug 9

We are excited to again be part of Venus de Miles, a ladies bike ride across the North Shore of Chicago again this year. The ride takes place the morning of Saturday, August 9th. Some things we love about this event: It’s a ride, not a race – the point is to get out and […]

Tonic for what ail’s you

Gin and tonic is a go-to drink for me. I started drinking them in college because I thought it sounded sophisticated, and I quickly grew to love them! I’ve always ordered one to herald in my vacations, which means I am often drinking the first tonic squirt off the gun at an airport or hotel bar […]

Boozy Snow Cones & Cocktails!

As I wrote prior, this week brings one of our favorite events of the summer – Boozy Snow Cone Night! Our friend Melissa from Jo Snow Syrups will be here on Friday, July 25th from 5 to 8 pm with some amazing boozy snow cones and her snow cone machine, as well as her amazing syrups. […]

Boozy Snow Cone Night Returns – July 25th!

Join us July 25th for the return of our friend Melissa Yen at Jo Snow Syrups, we’ll be making some great new snow cone and cocktail recipes featuring her latest syrup creations. We are playing with recipes featuring her Strawberry Mint Balsamic, Blueberry Cilantro Serrano and Thai Coffee syrups, so expect to be wowed and […]

Distillery Gardening – July 2014

Wow, has time flown by since my first post about the distillery garden. Here’s an update on how things are going: Kentucky Colonel Mint – doing quite well – huge! It was attacked by leaf hoppers for a brief time, but they seem to be gone now (thankfully). Honeydew Melon Sage –  also growing like crazy. Has […]

Indian Sommer

SommerWeizen was a collaborative effort among our team, and the same can be said for this great cocktail! We featured this drink in our tasting room last weekend, and it was extremely popular (we had to restock on mango juice twice!). Pairing the great flavors of SommerWeizen with mango created a deliciously sippable concoction: Indian […]

Sommer Shandy

We had a great time introducing our new limited release, SommerWeizen, to old and new friends this past weekend!  It will start showing up in bars, restaurants and stores in the coming weeks.  The first cocktail we served with it was simple and delicious. You can find more cocktails for it here, or enjoy a: […]

SommerWeizen – Our 2014 Limited Release!

We are thrilled to announce our 2014 limited release spirit, SommerWeizen! This amazing spirit is (finally) making its first appearance in July 2014. About SommerWeizen Inspired by friends in the brewing world, our distilling team created an abstract interpretation of that classic summer staple, the Hefeweizen beer. Rather than simply distilling a beer, we distilled hops […]

Bebbo’s Baby

Our cocktail this week is a “riff on a riff” of a classic cocktail. We call it Bebbo’s Baby. It descends from the Bee’s Knees, a classic cocktail from Prohibition days composed of gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey. “Bee’s knees” was flapper slang for awesome. The Bebbo cocktail came onto the scene shortly after, […]