In the spirit of looking forward to a bright 2022 and celebrating a fun-filled New Year’s Eve, Northside Distilling has put together three festive cocktails for you. Sip on For Figs Sake, 10 Til’ Midnight, and a Bloody Maria on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
For Figs Sake
1 tbsp. fig jam
1 oz. Northside Bourbon
1 tsp. of honey
1 oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. lemon juice
Instructions: Combine fig jam, Northside Bourbon, honey, orange liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined. Strain into a rocks glass over a large format ice cube. Garnish with half a fresh fig.
10 Til’ Midnight
1 oz. Northside Gin
½ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. blackberry liqueur
Instructions: Combine Northside Gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a wine glass and top with Champagne. Add three drops of orange bitters and garnish with a fresh lemon peel.
2 oz. Northside American Agave
Bloody Mary mix
Pickles, green olives, grape tomatoes, lemon wedge, and lime wedge
Instructions: Combine Northside American Agave, Bloody Mary mix, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and horseradish to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake vigorously until mixed. Pour into a pint glass or Collins glass over fresh ice and garnish with pickles, green olives, grape tomatoes, lemon wedge, and lime wedge.
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 3-6pm, Saturdays from 12-4pm, and open the rest of the week by appointment. Learn more at northsidedistilling.com and follow along on social media: Facebook @northsidedistilling and Instagram @northsidedistillingco