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Mad for Martha

One of our most popular drinks on the cocktail menu here at the tasting room this summer was the Mad for Martha. My mom, Marty (short for Martha) is famous for her cherry pie, and I took inspiration from that in concocting this recipe. It’s delicious & bright, and accessible too. Mad for Martha 1½ […]

Cucumber Caipiroska

You can’t beat a refreshing cocktail on a hot day, and this one is cool as a cucumber… The Caipiroska is a muddled vodka cocktail. It’s a relative of the cachaça based cocktail from Brazil, the Caipirinha, and at this time of the year, we’re raiding the garden for some cucumber and oregano to throw […]

Sour Cherry Fizz

We recently poured cocktails at one of the most popular events of the season, the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. It’s an annual fundraising event that supports the market, and we participate every year. We love to be working alongside so many of our restaurant partners, and it is great to see so many of […]

Palmer’s Revenge

This great cocktail is a riff on a classic sour, and has been one of the perennial favorites in our tasting room, especially when the weather gets warm. It’s the perfect sipper for a sunny afternoon, or a ray of sunshine on an overcast day… Either way, bottoms up! Palmer’s Revenge (named as a riff […]

The Moscow Mule

This is the cocktail that taught Americans to drink vodka in the 1940’s, and they haven’t stopped since! We love the strong, clean ginger flavor of Fever Tree Ginger Beer, but we encourage you to find your favorite! Moscow Mule 2 oz North Shore Vodka (or try our Aquavit – Private Reserve, if you’re feeling […]

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” […]