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Confessions of a Mixologist: The French Angel

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The French Angel is a flavor combination of sherbet and lemon meringue. Intrigued? This citrus and sweet cocktail is available for you to taste at Binny’s Lincoln Park – or whip one up for yourself at home with the recipe below. Don’t forget the Cardenal Mendoza Angelus Orange Liqueur – it’s the best part.

The French Angel

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Jazz Age

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Originally, the Sazerac cocktail was made with French brandy. In 1873, the recipe for the Sazerac Cocktail was altered to replace the French brandy with American Rye whiskey. We decided to recreate the original with Hennessy Cognac – plus ginger syrup, a few dashes of barrel aged bitters, and of course, a heavy absinthe rinse.
 

Jazz Age

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Lavender in the Rye

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Lavender in the Rye is one of our new favorite rye whiskey cocktails and an absolute crowd pleaser. The lavender bitters and sugar cane syrup are excellent additions to the rye. This is an easy to build cocktail. Impress your pals with your epic bartending skills and this floral favorite!

 

Lavender in the Rye

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Black Raspberry Martini

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If witches had a favorite cocktail, this is what we imagine it would be. Our Black Raspberry Martini is full of jammy raspberry flavors and just the right amount of citrus and vanilla sweetness. This recipe is great to batch for festive get-togethers, or sip on while trick or treaters ring your door bell. *Cackles*

 

Black Raspberry Martini

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Forbidden Fall

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Halloween is around the corner and our friends from Forbidden Secret Cream sent us some fun recipes – like Forbidden Fall. Which is basically a pumpkin milkshake. The pumpkin flavors aren’t overwhelming and mix well with the apple and cranberry flavors. Best enjoyed while planning your Halloween costume.
 

Forbidden Fall

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Confessions of a Mixologist: 2016 Taste at the Track Featured Cocktails

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If you joined us at September’s Taste at the Track – you probably left a bit sunburnt but also feeling inspired after expanding your wine, beer and cocktail knowledge. Here are the delicious cocktails the mixology team from The Winebow Group muddled!
 

Pretty in the midwest

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Mezcal Negroni

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We’re mixing things up with this classic gin cocktail. Instead of gin, we’re adding mezcal. It adds a smokey flavor that blends magically with the sweet and bitter flavors in the cocktail. If you’re not familiar with the Negroni, it is widely known as an aperitif but most certainly can be enjoyed as a cocktail at any time. The drink’s origins are pretty much unknown but what we do know is how it got its name. A Count by the name of Camillo Negroni asked his bartender at a small cafe in Italy in the early 1900s to make a few alterations to the already existing drink, such as gin in place of soda water and an orange garnish instead of lemon. Shortly after the drink grew in popularity, the Negroni family opened their own distillery and started creating a ready-made version of this classic cocktail.
 

Negroni

 
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News From The Gin Hotline

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When it comes to summer cocktails, nothing quite beats gin. Crisp, complex, and refreshing, gin is an adaptable spirit showcasing a broad range of flavors: from citrus to pine to spice and many others. Just as versatile as vodka, with the added bonus that it isn’t vodka, gin is the perfect cocktail base to beat the heat. Here are some of our local favorites in this week’s Whiskey Gin Hotline.

 

Gin Binny's

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