(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 [...]

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 [...]

HARIDRA GIMLET

We’ve closing out the year with a fun riff on a classic gimlet – this cocktail uses ginger-turmeric simple to jazz up the classic gimlet recipe, adding notes of spice to the bright [...]