THE VESPER

The Vesper This cocktail first appeared in Casino Royale, the first James Bond book. The story goes that Mr. Bond’s lady friend was born on a “very stormy evening” and given the [...]

PROPER TOM COLLINS

Did you hear about Scofflaw Old Tom Gin yet? We developed this incredible gin with input from the folks at Scofflaw (one of the best bars in Chicago). For years, they’ve been the only place [...]

RASPBERRY BERET

Lake County Restaurant Week was a blast this year, and great to see so many friends, new and old, enjoying our spirits and lounging around the Tasting Room. It was a lot of fun putting together [...]

She Summons

Here’s one we bet you didn’t see coming – grapefruit and absinthe! We’re diving into citrus season with this one with two strong flavors – it’s a match made in [...]

Corpse Reviver No. 3

This week’s cocktail is based on the Savoy Cocktail Book classic Corpse Reviver No. 2, and creating it took a little ingenuity on our part… The most well known Corpse Reviver (No. 2) [...]

The Midnight Sun

Apropos for the season, this is a classic, but marginally known, cocktail from the turn into the twentieth century. One of a very few classic aquavit cocktail recipes, it’s spicy and [...]

Malabar Gimlet

Here’s another classic cocktail, this time tweaked slightly with a spiced syrup. Cardamom adds a bit of richer, seasonal flavor to this traditional cocktail and we love how the perfumy [...]

The Bebbo Cocktail

With the changing of the year, we’re focusing on classic cocktails for a bit. A cocktail menu favorite in the 1920’s, the Bebbo is a relative of the Bee’s Knees. The addition of [...]

Winter Sunset

This week’s cocktail is a seasonal variation on a classic White Lady. We’re swapping out the orange liqueur for a housemade spiced orange syrup, which infuses the cocktail with [...]