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Grapefruit Basil Gimlet

I love fresh grapefruit juice with gin. In this delicious cocktail, the tangy grapefruit juice adds a different layer of flavor one wouldn’t get with lemon or lime and the basil contributes an herbaceous note but doesn’t over power the other flavors. The ice in your shaker will do the muddling work for you, even, so it’s fast […]

Feisty Tom and Tonic

This is fun and refreshing cocktail with a kick. Old Tom Gin is a precursor to the more commonly known London Dry – it has fruity and floral notes with a touch of sweetness. With an overabundance of banana peppers in the garden, we added a slice on a whim and struck gold! The banana […]

The Mighty Smash

We’re going back to a classic this week. We wrote about the Strawberry Basil Smash earlier this summer, and we often feature a Smash on the cocktail menu in the Tasting Room. A member of the Julep family of cocktails, the Smash gets its name from the act of bruising the mint. The classic version […]

Pegu Club

The Pegu Club is a great example of the trend for fresh, balanced cocktails. It’s flavor is reminiscent of grapefruit, which makes it a great, refreshing drink for a hot, muggy day. It was created in the 1920’s at the Pegu Club in British colonial Burma, and the cocktail experienced a resurgence in popularity in the […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Last Word

The Last Word has been a favorite cocktail of ours for awhile; it’s herbaceous, complex and extremely sippable, and it uses one of our favorite base spirits (gin) and one of our favorite modifiers (Chartreuse).  We had a fun conversation about this drink on Twitter recently, and decided to write about it as well. The […]

The Aviation

We love a classic cocktail, and the Aviation fits the bill perfectly! It’s a taste of spring, with its pale blue color and soft, floral notes on the nose.  We just had this version at G&O (Grand & Ogden) in Chicago: Aviation 2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6 ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ oz […]

Artisan Producer Festival – Cocktail Recipes

Here are all the recipes we’ll be featuring at our Artisan Producer Festival tonight!  Grapefruit Rosemary Fizz 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 chilled coupe glass. Top with soda, stir briefly. Garnish with 2” […]
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