In Recipe - Aquavit - Private Reserve, Recipe - Distiller's Gin No. 11, Recipe - North Shore Vodka, Recipe - Sol Chamomile Citrus

Some of the great guests at our dinner!

We had a wonderful time at our first-ever cocktail dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Northbrook on May 9, 2014.  Here are the recipes for the cocktails we served – they were all very popular!

French 75
1 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
Sparkling Wine
Shake first three ingredients with ice, strain into champagne flute, top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon curl.

Raspberry Basil Smash

1 1/2 oz North Shore Vodka
1 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
4 Raspberries
3-4 Basil Leaves
Club Soda
Muddle berries, basil, and simple syrup. Add vodka and lemon juice, and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice, and top with soda. Garnish with sprig of basil.

Aquavit Old Fashioned
2 ounces Aquavit – Private Reserve
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Spiced Syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Serve over ice, stir well.  Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Violet FizzViolet Fizz at RC
1 1/2 oz Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Creme de Violette
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda
Shake first four ingredients well with ice; strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice, and top with soda. Garnish with a fresh violet, of available, or a lemon curl.

Thanks again to our new friends at Ruth’s Chris Northbrook, as well as all the amazing folks who joined us for this epic feast of great food and drinks!  See you again next time.