Lavender Shandy

Lavendar_Shandy

We like the Leinenkugel’s Lemon Shandy as the base beer, because it swings a bit sweeter, but offers some really pleasant citrus bite. The lavender syrup adds a few extra layers, and the vodka strengthens the back end.

Bitters and Soda

Bitters_Soda

It has been a long, long time since we’ve mixed up a mocktail for our daily update. However, the past several nights I’ve been snuggled up reading Brad Thomas Parsons’ outstanding history of aromatic bitters with wild visions of homemade bitters floating through our heads. And with us coming from a three-day weekend that is […]

North Shore

North Shore

The North Shore similarly relies on the gin to stand up to the heavier flavors playing along.

American Scribbles

IMG_8381

American Scribbles keeps the FEW American Gin front and center, and tempers some of the sweetness with the bitters and plays on the citrus bite with the orange liqueur.

Cook County

Cook County | Cocktails, 365

We took the FEW Rye and plugged it into the classic Martinez cocktail, switched up the bitters, and added a little bit of citrus to play off the rye.

Blueberry Basil Lemonade Splash

Blueberry_Splash

The Blueberry Basil Lemonade splash simply takes the flavors already present in the rum and uses fresh juices and fruits to ratchet them up to 11.

Blonde Manhattan

Blonde Manhattan | Cocktails, 365

Moonshine makes the classic Manhattan a lovely cocktail that’s a wonder to behold. Recipe

Mojito Mule

MojitoMule

As the weather turns warmer it’s about time to be thinking of drinks with a more tropical and summer slant.

Four Cocktails for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mothers_Day

She brought you into this world and, let’s face it, you’re the number one reason she drinks. This Mother’s Day, mix it up for mom to let her you know you really care. Bicyclette While the Bicyclette is more of a standard apéritif, its light bitterness serves both savory and sweet quite well. Get the […]

Class up your Cinco de Mayo with a Tequila Mojito

tequila_mojito

With the Tequila Mojito, you’ll be able to pair your cocktail with some honest-to-God Mexican cuisine and be culturally sensitive at the same time.