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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 […]

The Muddled Mary

Well, it’s finally tomato season, and we have a cocktail that will knock your socks off! It has bright, straight from the garden flavors that we love, and it’s an elegant way to supplement your daily fruit and veg intake. Any type of small tomatoes work well here. You  may need to adjust the lemon […]

Distillery Gardening – May 2014

Several of the folks here at the distillery are gardeners. Some of us grow flowers, many of us grow vegetables and herbs for eating (and drinking), and one of us even grows hops for homebrewing.  I really enjoy spending some time in the dirt, and find gardening a great way to unwind and clear my […]