Happy Holidays!
We've just updated our cocktail repository with a number of holiday-appropriate cocktails of all kinds, and we've got a few gift ideas for you as well:

History of Gin Gift Set - we got a great response to last month's newsletter, and many of the sets are spoken for, but we still have them available. Come by and get one for that spirits lover or gin fan on your list!

Custom-Made Soaps - we partnered with the folks at the Soap Distillery on two custom soaps, inspired by our Distiller's Gin No. 6 and Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka. Bars are now available at the distillery!

Rocks Glasses, Absinthe Fountains, Cocktail Syrups and more - we also have some new rocks glasses, absinthe tools, specialty cocktail syrups, and other fun gifts for the cocktail nerd in your life!

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that 2014 brings you great things. We truly appreciate your interest, your support, and your business!

Holiday Cocktails
We just updated our online cocktail database for the season, including the "Housemade Ingredients" tab with syrup recipes. Here are a few for you to try:

Cranberry Gimlet
2 oz Distiller's Gin #6
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Cranberry-Ginger Syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.

East Meets West
1½ oz Aquavit-Private Reserve
2 oz Coconut Water
1 oz Cinnamon-Cardamom-Honey Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into rocks glass filled with new ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick or a dash of ground cinnamon.

Eden's Prayer

1½ oz Tahitian Vanilla Vodka
1½ oz Pomegranate Juice
¾ oz Cointreau
¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist or slice.

Events & Holiday Hours

We've got a few more things up our sleeves for the end of the year, including tasting events this weekend all around Chicago. Find our full calendar here. Here's one of our favorite events of the year:

3rd Annual Pre-Pre-Pre NYE Bash - 12/28
Join us at the distillery Saturday December 28th and start the end-of-year celebrations in style! We'll have festive sparkling cocktails, great tunes and good times. Plus, bring an item for PADS Lake County (our local homeless shelter) and get $1 off your purchase! The party starts at 5 pm and goes until 11, but we'll be practicing all day.

Holiday Hours
We are open pretty much every day until Christmas Eve - 12 to 6 Sunday through Thursday, and 12 to 9 on Friday and Saturday. The cocktail bar is open Fridays 4 to 9 and all day on Saturday & Sunday.

Christmas Eve - open 12 to 4 for holiday cheer and last minute purchases

Christmas Day & Boxing Day - CLOSED

New Year's Eve & New Years Day - CLOSED

Starting January 1st, we are shifting to our winter hours and will no longer be open on Sundays.