SPRING PENICILLIN

One of the many fun parts of making our limited releases and Distiller’s Series spirits is that we get to experiment with some classic or new-to-us cocktails that we’ve never served [...]

SMOKY OLD FASHIONED

As winter returns – even if its (hopefully) momentarily – at the same time as we’re gearing up for our annual Malt Whiskey Fest this weekend, it’s natural for our thoughts to turn to [...]

BEACHSIDE RIDE

One of the (many) fun parts about making each season’s new curaçao is testing out cocktail recipes to make with the new spirit. Each new take on the classic style of orange liqueur has its [...]

GRAPEFRUIT GIMLET

Citrus season is in full swing – this wonderful season is always fun at the distillery, as we experiment with unique citrus fruits and also revisit some of our favorites, like grapefruit! This [...]

(THE NEW) PEGU CLUB

This cocktail is a seasonal twist on one of our perennial favorites, and a classic dry cocktail. This drink originated in the 1920’s at the Pegu Club in British colonial Burma, as a fresh, [...]

FALL OLD FASHIONED

Leaves have fallen, nights are shorter … and the weather couldn’t be more summery at the moment! We’re appreciating every warm day we get, since they make patio drinking so [...]

IL SCANDINAVO

It’s officially Negroni Week, and bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts around the world are making, serving and celebrating the deliciously bitter Negroni. In past years, bars all [...]

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 [...]