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Distillery Garden 2015

It’s been a crazy couple of months here at the distillery, with some new projects in the works and some changes that took a lot of energy, and that kept me from planning out and planting [...]

The Jasmine

The Jasmine Invented in the 1990’s, the Jasmine is a fairly new cocktail with classic roots. The Campari adds rich color, and just the right amount of bitter for a fresh, spring cocktail. [...]

Sonja Special #1

Part of the fun of having a stocked bar at our disposal is cocktail development! Sonja whipped up this beauty for the Tasting Room, and it quickly became a fan favorite. It has some more unusual [...]

The Chicago Standard

We were thrilled to partner with our friends at Nielsen-Massey for the James Beard Awards reception this year. It was so exciting to be serving our cocktail to the culinary greats from all over [...]

The Southside

Here is a great spring cocktail very similar to a Smash, and purportedly invented in Chicago (and popular with mobsters back in the day). Throw on a Fedora and enjoy! The Southside 2 oz [...]

Citrus Sparkler

We love spending time “in the laboratory” working on fancy cocktails, but there is a time for simplicity. When shaking a tin seems exhausting, we pull out the Citrus Sparkler. It has [...]

The Spice Trade

This is a great cocktail for the first warm days of summer, and will take you right through summer. It has lovely floral top notes from the hibiscus tea, and great bass notes from the cardamom [...]

Sirène Suissesse

The Suissesse is a classic New Orleans breakfast cocktail, and we love it with our absinthe. It’s creamy, with almond and anise notes, and a nice, delicate top note from the orange flower [...]

Norwegian Spring

Here is a lovely, slightly savory, cocktail. Dill is a classic pairing with aquavit, and the cucumber brightens it up. This is a great cocktail to pair with food, too. It’s perfect with [...]

Springtime Smash

Here is another great Smash. Strawberries and mint are a classic combination for spring. Our Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka has intense citrus which pairs beautifully with the fruit, and the mint [...]

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