House Cocktail Recipes

While we believe our products can certainly stand on their own, they can also be used to make an exceptional mixed drink.  Here are some house recipes you can make at home with Craftsman spirits.  Of course, you can always stop in and we'd be happy to make any of these for you!

If you can't find your favorite Craftsman cocktail here, it could be a proprietary recipe.  We work hard to make the best cocktails we can, so we keep some secrets to ourselves.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page to check for your favorite seasonal drinks!

Note:  All recipes should start with a short/tall glass as pictured filled with ice.

Bourbon whiskey

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Old Fashioned

This classic has been around almost as long as Bourbon has. Our favorite recipe is more of a traditional one, as opposed to the popular Wisconsin recipe.

2 ounces Craftsman Bourbon Whiskey
Muddled Orange Slice and Cherry
0.5 ounce Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar and water)
3 dashes Bitters
Mix/stir combined ingredients
(Optional) Top with 7up for an “Old Fashioned Sweet”

Garnish: Orange slice and cherry

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Cold Brew Bourbon

Who says the Screwdriver or Bloody Mary are the only morning drinks? If you like iced coffee and bourbon, you’ll love this combination.

2 ounces Craftsman Bourbon Whiskey
1 ounce real Maple Syrup
1 ounce Heavy Cream
3 ounces Cold Brew Coffee
Shake/stir to mix all ingredients

Garnish: None


Craftsman Mule

This popular drink is exceptionally smooth with our premium Vodka.  Incredibly refreshing in the summertime due to the fresh lime and ginger beer.  If you have fresh mint on hand, that can be a nice touch too.

2 ounces Craftsman Vodka
Half of a lime, juiced
Fill with your favorite Ginger Beer

Garnish: Lime wheel

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River Bend Breeze

This is our most popular drink at the distillery.  It's a great tropical drink you can enjoy without having to go to a resort somewhere.

2 ounces Craftsman Vodka
3  ounces Pineapple Juice
3 ounces Orange Juice
Shake/stir to mix all ingredients

Garnish: Orange wheel


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Cucumber Gin & Tonic

The tried and true with a twist.  This is our take on a Gin & Tonic using our Gin and adding some thinly sliced cucumber for some extra freshness.

2 ounces Craftsman Gin
3-4 thin slices of cucumber
Half of a lime, juiced
Fill with Tonic Water

Garnish: Cucumber slice


Craftsman Collins

One of our mixologist's personal favorites.  This cocktail does a great job balancing the sweetness of simple syrup with the zing of fresh lemon.  Even if you've had a Tom Collins before, you'll never go back once you've tried one with our Gin.

2 ounces Craftsman Gin
Half of a lemon, juiced
1 ounce Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar and water)
Fill with Club Soda
Shake/stir to mix ingredients

Garnish: Lemon wheel and a cherry