Cook County


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.

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C365 NEWSWIRE – Sazerac Canadian whiskies win 18 top awards


Four Canadian whiskies from the Sazerac Company rounded up 18 high awards in five recent tasting competitions. The Canadian whiskies brought home medals and distinctions from the Canadian Whisky Awards, Ultimate Spirits Challenge, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition and the Denver International Spirits Competition.

Prego Enferrujado


This variation of the Rusty Nail uses a single malt Islay (we like Ardbeg 10) in place of the recommended blended scotch, giving it a heavier, smokier flavor, and adds just a bit of Tawny port to deepen the sweetness and add a few more layers of flavor.

Springheel


The Springheel takes George Dickel’s white corn whisky, combines it with the bite of grapefruit, and lightens it up for a perfect spring tipple.

4 Cocktails for Easter Brunch


Spend this Easter with a healthy buzz with these four cocktails. It’s what Jesus would have wanted. Moscow Mule The classic Moscow Mule is perfect for a warm spring morning, paired well with your Easter meal. 3 oz vodka 3 oz Rose’s Lime Juice Cock and Bull Ginger Beer to top Fill a Moscow Mule […]

Spirit of Wives Past


This is the official cocktail from the Depot Theater’s December, 2014 production of Blithe Spirit. It’s a take on a classic mulled wine – perfect for your Christmas party. 4 750 ml bottles Cabernet Savignon 1/2 750 ml bottle of tawny port (we used Cockburns Fine Tawny) 1/4 cup honey 4 cups apple cider Juice […]

Thanksgiving Cocktail – Firebrand


Here’s a quick and simple cocktail for your Thanksgiving gatherings. 5 oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Combine the liquors in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake at least 30 seconds, or until you get a pleasant foam on the top. Strain into a chilled martini glass and […]

Four Roses Single Barrel Review


As mentioned in yesterday’s post, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means we’re dedicating our September posts to that lovely native spirit of bourbon. It was one of the first spirits we ever enjoyed, and it offers such an amazing array of flavors while still sticking within the classic definitions of bourbon.

Celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month


Every day is a holiday anymore. Take a glance at any modern calendar (assuming it’s 1999 and you’re still using a wall calendar) and you’ll notice that September is full of holidays like Preparedness Month, Honey Month, Salami Day, and Spare Weasel Zealots Week. (Only one of those doesn’t exist.) However, we’re never ones to […]

Pepperberry


Because we’re heading into the tail end of summer and into fall, it seemed fitting to adjust the blueberry cocktails to something that treads that fine line between sweating your balls off at baseball games and sweating your balls off at football games. This it the perfect shot in the arm for your warm sall […]