AVIATION

The Aviation is a classic gin cocktail from the golden pre-Prohibition days, that disappeared for decades but has been resurrected with this century’s renewed interest in cocktail classics. [...]

THE (Very) LAST WORD

I’ve written about this drink before, and it remains one of my all-time favorites. And, I am thrilled that we can now serve this cocktail in our tasting room. The State of Illinois changed [...]

BROWN SUGAR SENSATION

This cocktail was originally created as a celebratory drink for a birthday bash here at the distillery, and it was so popular that we still get requests for it! It’s full of smooth, rich [...]

CLASSIC GIMLET

One of my favorite drinks on a warm spring day is a classic gimlet. I’ve gotten into arguments over the years about how best to make a gimlet, and even over whether it’ll still be a [...]

CORPSE REVIVER NO. 6

As you might know, we love the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 – and since it calls for an ingredient we cannot pour in our tasting room (Lillet), here at the distillery we also love creating [...]

CARIBBEAN SAZERAC

We’ve really felt the impact of fall weather this week! This is exactly the chilly weather calls for a boozy drink to warm you up, and for this purpose, we keep returning to a classic [...]

ABSINTHE FRAPPE

In these dog days of summer, sometimes all you’re looking for is a cold, refreshing drink that’s quick and easy to put together. Enter the Absinthe Frappe; it takes all the elements [...]

CARIBBEAN SAZERAC

This week’s cocktail is a variation on the Sazerac – a great drink to warm you up on these cold nights! We’ve posted a variation before, but have since changed the base spirit, [...]

GRAPEFRUIT GIMLET

Citrus season is in full swing, so it’s the perfect time to make your favorite citrus cocktails! This week we’re jazzing up a classic gimlet, using grapefruit juice instead of lime [...]

APPLE OLD FASHIONED

We’re putting an autumn twist on this old fashioned – the classic flavors of an old fashioned mix with fresh apples and spiced apple simple to make a drink that’s perfect for [...]