Latest Distillery News – March 2014 Edition

Our distillery newsletter came out March 20th – here it is, in case you missed it:

Distillery Doings

We’ve been busy here at the distillery, with a range of great events the last few weeks. We spent some time with the staff at Baffo, the great new fine dining restaurant at Eataly Chicago, last week talking about North Shore spirits, and the folks from North Pond Restaurant came to visit us for a distillery tour and discussion. In addition, we poured a very popular Violet Fizz at the Chicago Botanic Garden for their orchid festival, and our Rosemary Fizz at the Localicious party last week in Chicago was a big hit too! Find the recipes for these great drinks below, and have a little taste of spring, despite this iffy weather we’re having.

We are hard at work on some updates to our website and marketing materials, as well, and have some exciting things planned for the upcoming months. Read on for the highlights!



Visit the Distillery

The Distillery Store (for purchases and tastings) is open
Mon – Thurs 12 to 6 pm, and
Fri – Sat 12 to 9 pm. In addition, our Cocktail Bar is open
Fridays 4 to 9 pm and
Saturdays 12 to 9 pm, and we offer distillery tours on Saturdays at 3 pm. Stop by and see us!

Early Spring CocktailsHere are some delicious, refreshing cocktails for you to try as we shake off all the snow and welcome back some warmer temperatures.Rosemary Fizz
We featured this delicious cocktail at last
week’s Localicious Party
1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Jo Snow Grapefruit Rosemary Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Club Soda
Shake first three ingredients with ice, strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with club soda and stir briefly. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Violet Fizz
This cocktail was a huge hit at the Chicago Botanic
Garden’s Orchid & Spirits event

1½ oz Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Creme de Violette
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda and stir briefly. Garnish with a fresh violet, if available, or a lemon curl.

 

 

Good Drinks & Good Times

Here are a few great cocktails we’ve sampled in the last few weeks, and also some fun events coming up soon. We’re pouring at some new Whole Foods locations in the coming weeks, stop by if you are in Naperville or Park Ridge – details here!

Breakfast on the North Shore
at Prasino in Rosemont
An absolutely delcious drink made
using our Sirene Absinthe Verte.
A great brunch cocktail!

Winter Rouge at
2 Sparrows in Chicago

We loved this cocktail, it features our
North Shore Vodka and our Aquavit – Private Reserve. Such a great pairing of spirits, how could you go wrong!

Cocktail Culture: A Conference
Louisville, KY – April 4-5
Our own Sonja Kassebaum is one of the keynote speakers at this new conference exploring the role of cocktails in our society. If you’re in the area, it looks to be a very interesting conference – details here.

At The Distillery
Next Hands On Cocktail Class – April 12th

First Annual Artisan Producer Festival – May 10th

Get the full scoop and details on all of
our events on our calendar.