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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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