July 2012 News & Notes
Summer is definitely here, and we've just updated the cocktail menu at the tasting room with some new summer drinks. Some of our cocktails were featured in a great article in the Pioneer Press papers around suburban Chicago late last month, as well.
Our progress is continuing on the new spirits we mentioned last month, and we are looking at a fall release date for our next offering. It's getting exciting around here!
We are Hiring!
We need one more person to round out our production team, and are looking for a part-time production assistant. If you know any great people in the north suburbs of Chicago who is seeking part-time work, please send them our way! All the details are here.
Fun Summer Events
We have been organizing some great events, you'll see many of them to the right. We hope you'll join us for some great cocktails and good times this summer!
Visit the Distillery!
Our tasting room is open on Fridays from 4 to 8 pm and Saturdays from 2 to 8 pm, and we offer distillery tours by reservation on Saturdays at 2 & 4 pm. You can also stop by anytime Monday through Friday 10-6 to pick up a bottle, t-shirt or gift certificate.
Fri July 20 and Sat July 21 - Chocolates and Cocktails with Katherine Anne Confections! We've planned two amazing nights of cocktails and decadent treats with our friend Katherine. Friday night in Chicago at her place, Saturday here at the distillery. Come try some treats with us!
Thurs July 26 - Join Sonja at Alek's in Lake Bluff from 7.30 to 8.30 for some spirit samples, and play trivia too!
Sun July 29 - We will be serving up some fantastic summertime cocktails at the Venus de Miles post ride festival at Lake Forest College from 11 am to 2:30 pm.
Tues Aug 7 - Join us with our new friends at 45 North in Antioch for some cocktail and spirit samples from 6 to 7.30.
Sat Aug 11 - Boozy Snow Cone Night at the distillery. Come by and try some great snow cones made with North Shore spirits and Jo Snow Syrups. Bonus tour option at 6 pm, too! Email us to reserve a spot on that tour.
In-Store Tasting Events
We also have several in-store tasting events all over the city and suburbs - find our full calendar here and come out and say hi!
Delicious Summer Cocktails
1½ oz Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka
1 oz Honey Syrup
2 slices fresh orange
4 lime wedges
Muddle limes, oranges and honey syurup. Add Sol and shake with ice. Pour shaker contents into rocks glass, garnish with additional orange slice.
1½ oz Distiller's Gin No. 11
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Jasmine Liqueur
Illinois Sparkling Co. Dollface Rose
Shake first three ingredients with ice; strain into champagne flute. Top with Dollface Rose. Garnish with edible flower, if available.
Notes from the Land of Drinks
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