In the spirit of the holidays, Northside Distilling has put together three festive cocktails for you. Sip on The Conversation Starter, You Look Good in Red, and Pear-Cinnamon French 75 during the months of November and December.
Northside Distilling is Cincinnati’s first distillery since Prohibition and currently produces bourbon, gin, vodka, American Agave, and seasonal rum as well as limited-edition specialty releases and private label spirits. The distillery’s production space and tasting room is located at 922 Race Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and is open Fridays from 5-10pm and Saturdays from 2-10pm. Learn more at northsidedistilling.com and follow along on social media: Facebook @northsidedistilling and Instagram @northsidedistillingco
The Conversation Starter
1 oz. Northside Bourbon
1 oz. pecan liqueur
Instructions: Pour the Northside Bourbon and pecan liqueur into a mug. Top with freshly-brewed coffee. Serve with your favorite after-dinner cookies or top with whipped cream.
You Look Good in Red
1 oz. Northside Vodka
1 ½ oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. rosemary-infused simple syrup
Instructions: Combine Northside Vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and rosemary syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into a mason jar and top with Champagne. Garnish with a rosemary sprig speared with fresh cranberries.
Pear-Cinnamon French 75
1 oz. Northside Gin
2 oz. pear juice
½ oz. lemon juice
Instruction: Combine Northside Gin, pear juice, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into a coup glass or Champagne flute and top with Champagne. Garnish with a thin slice of pear and freshly-grated cinnamon.