Don’t be fooled – this isn’t your average bloody mary. It’s a meal in a glass. You’ll experience sweet, bbq, sour and savory flavors that will make your taste buds water nonstop. We recommend whipping this one out for your tailgate or friendly brunch. As always, garnish like you mean it. Leave no blue cheese stuffed olive behind.
Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.
Thursday, April 28th
Binny’s Oak Brook
Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.
It’s an age old Halloween tradition: bobbing for apples. This year, we’re bobbing for Pinnacle’s latest vodka flavor, Pinnacle Caramel Apple Vodka. You’ll be surprised at how much it tastes like an actual caramel apple. Try it alone or with one of these sweet cocktails. If vodka doesn’t appeal to you, try one of these other festive treats!
Ah, bacon. These days bacon seems to be a part of everything. From bacon candles to bacon flavored candy, we’ve accepted this fatty treat with open arms… and mouths. Here’s our breakdown of our favorite bacon pairings. Watch out, things are about to get crispy.
|Let’s get started with this classic. The Bakon Mary.
1½ oz. Bakon Vodka
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
1 dash of celery salt
1 dash of ground black pepper
2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
(Optional)2-4 dashes each of Worcestershire sauce
Shake and pour into a salt rimmed pint glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and your favorite pickled vegetables. Oh, and don’t forget your beef straws.Cocktail recipe via www.bakonvodka.com/recipes.
National Root Beer Float Day may only come once a year, but we’ve found multiple reasons to celebrate with this Ultimate Root Beer Float like it’s every day!
1. It’s made with Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer. When root beer first came around, it was brewed as a light alcohlic beverage. So we were pretty pumped when Sprecher came out with their own version of this 18th century liquid invention.
2. It involves Ice Cream. ANY KIND YOU WANT. (But we prefer Edy’s Vanilla Bean… yum)
3. Drinking anything out of a frosted mug is, well, pretty much amazing.
4. The Root Beer Float Vodka makes it right. Seriously.
5. What else do we have to say?
It’s time to get your scoopers out and start celebrating this tasty tradition rooted all the way back to the 18th century!
The Ultimate Root Beer Float
2 oz Smirnoff Root Beer Float Vodka
Sprecher Root Beer
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
First, in a frosted mug, add two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Pour the 2 ounces of Root Beer Vodka on top. Finally, pour Sprecher Root beer until satisfied!
Do you have your own version of the classic Root Beer Float? Send them our way via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!
In celebration of PRIDE month, and in light of today’s news, Binny’s is happy to highlight two brands that are making a stride in the LBGT community.
Halsted Vodka, named after a community in our own backyard, launched in October 2012. They donate 15% of the company’s founding equity and 15% of their profits to the LGBT community.
Égalité, introduced in January 2013, is the first nationally-distributed wine created in support of LGBT equality in the United States and around the world. Meaning ‘Equality,’ the name Égalité is both a reflection of the wine’s French origin and a celebration of equality for gay Americans.
VIOLET : The Halsted Taylor
The queen of the screen, Elizabeth Taylor lit up our lives for over sixty years. She also supported our community when many were afraid to. The Halsted Taylor is a stylish mix of Halsted Vodka, Chambord and Citrus, creating a drink reminiscent of her unique and dazzling violet eyes.
2 oz Halsted Vodka
1 oz Chambord
Dash of lemon juice
Pour the Halsted Vodka and Chambord into a tall glass with ice. Mix. Add the lemon juice and top with lemonade.
Cheers to equality!
Day after the St. Patrick’s Day… Saturday mornings after a night at The Hanguppe… Another Cub’s loss… we’ve all been there. But don’t worry, this bloody mary was designed to help you get through it all.
Binny’s Loaded Bloody Mary
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
Your choice of vodka
Dash of hot sauce
Now for the good part- the garnish. On a skewer place a:
Peccoroni with red pepper
One massive blue cheese stuffed olive
Drench in balsamic vinaigrette
Give our South Loop Tasting Room a visit and one of Binny’s awesome bartenders will be sure to whip up this meaty cocktail for you!
Alright folks, things are about to get dirty. Brian Lynch, our bartender slash beer guy slash ham expert from South Loop is bringing you a spin on an old classic- the dirty martini. Known to Brian and all he serves as “The Second Gunman,” this extra dirty treat will keep you coming back for more.
The Second Gunman
Shot of Zubrowka Vodka
Dash of Dry Vermouth
Olive Juice (TONS of it…the dirtier the better.)
Peppadew Stuffed Olive
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Peppadew Stuffed Olive.
Yum! We know what we’re sipping on tonight.
Enjoy and be sure to share with us your own version of Brian’s dirty treat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Also, be sure to check out our mixology centers at participating Binny’s!
It’s time to talk Whiskey! We’re shaking it up with our gourmet market clerk and South Loop Tasting Room bartender, Ashley Boswell. Ashley has been with Binny’s for the past five years. Now she’s giving up her secret treat, the “Boztini.”
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz cherry liqueur
1/2 oz grenadine
Splash simple syrup
Splash club soda
2 splashes of cherry bitters
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
What’s behind Ashley’s cocktail creation? We asked her: “I wanted a fruity drink, but they all call for vodka, so I used my favorite whiskey instead.”
Find everything you’ll need for The Boztini and more at Binny’s! Check out our “Mixology Center” display at participating stores. And don’t forget to show us your version of The Boztini on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Here is your chance to meet PGA and Champions Tour Professional Fuzzy Zoeller. Fuzzy is appearing at two Binny’s locations, sampling his award winning vodka and signing bottles in these free events.
Binny’s Orland Park
Friday, December 16th, 5-8p
Saturday, December 17th, 1-4p
Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka is five times distilled from corn and grains, then charcoal filtered ten times. Its subtle flavor and smoothness earned it a score of 94 from the Beverage Tasting Institute, who called Fuzzy’s “A delicious elegant vodka that will be great in martinis.” The vodka is 100% made in the U.S.A.