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Confessions of a Mixologist: Veel Geluk

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Veel Geluk, which means ‘good luck’ in Dutch, is a mix of genever from Holland and raspberry liqueur. If you’ve ever had genever you are aware it can be tough to swallow on its own. When mixed with the raspberry liquor the sweetness balances out the bitterness of the gin. Bartender Angie created this cocktail and enjoys mixing it up for her husband. Give it a try at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room, or mix one up at home.

 

Veel Geluk Cocktail

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Quick Flight, Small Pours

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Catching up…

 

Thrillist ranks US Presidents by degrees of partying.

Gives new meaning to “political party.”

 

Whisky scented fabric. From Scotland… where else?

 

Cellaring Beer with Adam Avery.

 

One more reason to get a Binny’s Card.

Restores your faith in humanity.

 

An oldie but a goodie:

Check out this quick and handy Whiskey Family Tree.

 

…Thoughts?


Beer Buzz: Hoppy Alternatives

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This guest post is by Roger Adamson, Beer and Spirits Specialist at Binny’s Willowbrook. Roger is both a homebrewer and mixologist and is using his background in history to research and write a book on classic cocktails.

Certain beers are hard to get. Plain and simple. One of the most requested seasonal rarities we see here at Binny’s is Bells Hopslam. Demand for this Imperial IPA is so high that our supply tends to sell out just as soon as it arrives. Luckily, amidst a burgeoning craft beer scene there are several other excellent Imperial IPAs to choose from. We recently sat down and tried Hopslam next to other big juicy IPAs to see how they stacked up.
 

Hopslam Binny's

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Tiki Drink

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As of late, there is an immense interest for tiki-inspired drinks. Bartender Angie came up with one that’s sure to make you feel like your toes are inches deep in the sand. It’s quite literally called Tiki Drink, and is full of all the sunshine you’ll ever need. We know what you’re thinking… bring on the mini umbrellas! (Cabana boy not included.)
 

Tiki Drink

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