Lavender 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


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


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

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.

Blueberry Basil Lemonade 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


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

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 […]

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 […]