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North Shore Pole Distillery

The NSD Tasting Room has morphed into North Pole Distillery for the month of December, with dazzling, delicious signature holiday cocktails, fun holiday activities and, of course, great spirits and overflowing holiday decor!

The special Holiday Signature Cocktail Menu features North Shore Distillery spirits in cocktails bursting with classic and creative holiday flavor combinations. It ranges from bright, fresh and fizzy to hot, rich and decadent. Featured cocktails include our take on the traditional holiday Coquito, featuring Third Coast Rum, which also features in our famous Hot Buttered Rum, and a jazzed-up, colorful holiday G&T, featuring Gin No. 11 and an explosion of fresh winter fruit. Expect enticing flavors to be accompanied by fancy holiday glassware, whimsical details and elaborate garnishes.

Find more info here, and visit North Pole Distillery now through December 31st.


Expanded December Hours

You have even more opportunity for great holiday cocktails & good cheer this December — we’ve expanded our hours this month! Through December 31st our hours are:

Wednesday & Thursday: 4 – 9 pm
Friday: 4 – 10 pm
Saturday: 2 – 10 pm
Sunday: 2 – 7 pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

We’ll also be open 2-6 on Christmas Eve, and 2-8 on New Years Eve. Hope to see you soon!

Festive Cocktail Recipes

Of course, we created some special holiday cocktails this year!

Frosty’s Tonic

2 oz Gin No. 11
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Rosemary Simple
Tonic Water

Add first 3 ingredients to a Collins glass, then add ~4 cranberry ice cubes* to a Collins glass & fill the rest of the way with regular ice. Top with tonic & stir. Garnish with a skewer of cranberries & a rosemary sprig in the glass.

*add 2-3 cranberries to each cube before freezing


Under the Mistletoe

2 oz North Shore Vodka or Gin No. 11
1¼ oz Cranberry Juice
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Rosemary Simple

Shake ingredients with ice, then strain into a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist, a skewer of cranberries or a sprig of rosemary — or all of the above!

Christmas in Brittany

A fantastic holiday cocktail for the adventurous drinker — full of winter fruit & botanicals, with a delightfully frothy texture.

1 oz Dearborn Gin
1/2 oz Sirène Absinthe Verte
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Cranberry Simple
3/4 oz  Egg White

Shake briefly without ice, then add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


Holiday Cocktail Kits

And if you’d like us to take the work off your hands entirely, you’re covered there too! Our take-home cocktail kits are made fresh to order the day you pick them up, and require very little preparation to serve.

This year’s offerings include:

Holiday Old Fashioned

      • American Whiskey (or Aquavit!) + orange + baking spices + bitters


Under the Mistletoe

    • A fantastic holiday cocktail for celebrations — choose North Shore Vodka or Gin No. 11, with cranberry + rosemary + lemon!


Holiday Festivities at the Distillery

When you’re not celebrating or prepping for the holiday at home, come out to celebrate with us! We have fantastic spirits, great cocktails & good times always, and special holiday events throughout the month:

  • Saturday 12/16 @ 6:30 pm – Holiday Sing-Along (Outdoors)
    • Come out to sing along with holiday music, enjoy a special menu of great hot cocktails (& hot chocolate) and have a festive time at one of NSD’s pandemic-born holiday traditions!
  • Thursdays – Live Trivia!
    • Bring your friends & family for a fun game with us — there will be prizes!
      • 12/21: Special Holiday Movie Trivia Session – a special session themed around classic Christmas movies!
    • 12/24 –  Open 2-6 pm
      • We’ll be open this day for any last-minute gift purchases, picking up cocktail kits for the holiday, or just stopping in to relax with a festive cocktail!


  • 12/30 – Pre-New Year’s Eve Bash – 6 – 10 pm
    • Join us for a fun, festive night of cocktails and early celebrations for the new year! We’ll have a menu of fizzy, fun cocktails, party favors and other new years traditions!


NSD Official Gift Guide: 2023 Edition

Find everything you need to gift your friends & loved ones this holiday season — our North Shore Distillery Gift Guide has it all! Some highlights are:

Not Sure What They’ll Like? Let them choose with a gift certificate! We offer gift certificates in $25, $50 and $100 increments, and they can be purchased in our tasting room or on our website. Gift certificates are redeemable here at the distillery for bottles of our spirits, cocktails, distillery tours, mixers and all other merchandise we sell.


We hope your holiday season is filled with good spirits and great cheer, and wish you the very best for 2024 — cheers!