Category: spirits

coffee, coffee reviews, spirits

Cardinal Spirits // Songbird Coffee Liqueur

Cardinal Spirits, a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana, has collaborated with Chicago’s Metric Coffee on an Illinois-only edition of their popular Songbird Coffee Liqueur. Songbird Coffee Liqueur (49 proof; 24.5% ABV; $29.99 MSRP) infused with Metric Coffee is now available at select Binny’s Beverage Depot and Whole Foods stores in Chicago. The small-batch spirit can be […]

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Pipeworks Brewing Company // Brown and Stirred
beer, spirits

Pipeworks Brewing Company // Brown and Stirred

Beejay Oslon and Garritt Lewis, founders of Pipework’s Brewing Co, met while working at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. There were both homebrewers who received their education at De Struise Brewery in Belgium. When they began discussing starting their own larger scale brewery, they decided they wanted to do something exciting. They vowed to only […]

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The Boulevardier Cocktail
cocktail recipes, spirits

The Boulevardier Cocktail

From 1927-1932, Erskine Gwynne was living in Paris, running a monthly magazine he founded called Boulevardier—a sort of Parisian version of New Yorker. Gwynne was an expatriate writer, socialite, and nephew of railroad tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt. During that time period, American was in the midst of Prohibition (which, of course, was the national repeal of alcohol). Ironically, […]

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The Fitzgerald Cocktail
cocktail recipes, spirits

The Fitzgerald Cocktail

I’m introducing a new feature, today: the Friday Happy Hour. Every Friday (or maybe most Fridays) (or maybe even just some Fridays), I’ll post a small write-up about a cocktail I’m really enjoying, including its history, its recipe, and my recommended ingredient brands. First up on the menu is (quite possibly) my favorite cocktail—the Fitzgerald cocktail. […]

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