May 2012 News & Notes
We are gearing up for summer, with updates coming this weekend to our online cocktail repository and event calendar.
At the tasting room, we've also recently announced our new partners for the "Cocktails for a Cause" program - PADS Shelter of Lake County, BENNU Legal Services, and Orphans of the Storm. With every purchase you make, we give a portion of our proceeds to the organization you choose.
We are HIRING!
We have three current openings and are in the midst of our recruiting process. We need some fun, energetic people for our tasting room, some hands-on help in production, and a full-time sales and marketing person. Find all the details on the openings, and how to apply, here. Please tell your friends!
Visit the Distillery!
Our tasting room is open on Fridays from 4 to 8 pm and Saturdays from 2 to 8 pm, and we offer distillery tours by reservation on Saturdays at 2 & 4 pm. You can also stop by anytime Monday through Friday 10-5 to pick up a bottle.
Tasting Room Updates
We've got a second newsletter now with updates solely about the tasting room. If you want to get that one too, just reply or edit your subscription settings below. It comes out monthly as well.
Fri May 18 - Seasonal Cocktail Seminar at Binny's in Downer's Grove, IL at 6:30 pm. Just a few seats left - call the store if you want one (630-705-9463).
Mon May 21 - We're sponsoring another HamBINGO at Hamburger Mary's in Chicago at 7 pm, hosted by the lovely and vivacious drag diva, Velicity Metropolis.
Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-26
Stop by the tasting room with a cleaning supply (cleaners, paper towels, etc.) for our friends at PADS Shelter and get $1 off your cocktail, tasting or tour! We will be open our regular hours on the holiday weekend.
Cocktail Seminars at NSD
Wednesday, June 20th at 6 pm - Summer Cocktails
Once a month, we offer a small-group seminar. In June, we'lll be making and tasting some great summer cocktails!
$20 per person, includes drink samples & light bites Email us to reserve your spot.
In-Store Tasting Events
We also have several in-store tasting events all over the city and suburbs - find our full calendar here and come out and say hi!
Delicious Spring Cocktails
These great drinks were featured in our tasting room recently, and were developed by members of our tasting room team.
Sue's Sour (by Sue)
2 oz North Shore Vodka or Distiller's Gin No. 6
1 oz Fresh Lime
¾ oz Simple Syrup (1:1)
1 oz Egg White
4-5 drops Bittercube Cherry Vanilla Bark Bitters
Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake without ice first. Then add ice, and shake hard. Strain into coupe glass and place additional two drops of bitters on top.
The Go Green Splash (by Avis)
2½ oz Sol Chamomile Citrus
1 oz Mint Simple Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
Add Sol, syrup, and lime juice to ice filled shaker, shake well. Strain into ice-filled highball glass, top with a splash of soda. Garnish with mint sprig.
Notes from the Land of Drinks
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