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. Our favorite recipe is the traditional one, made with whiskey instead of brandy, which is often found in the Wisconsin version.

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 when made with our premium Craftsman Vodka.  Incredibly refreshing in the summertime with a squeeze of lime and ginger beer.  If you have fresh mint on hand, that is a nice touch as well.

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 the most popular cocktail in our distillery tasting room.  It's a great tropical drink you can enjoy without having to travel to the Caribbean.

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 Craftsman Gin and adding thinly sliced cucumber for 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 is well balanced with the sweetness of simple syrup and the zing of fresh lemon.  If you enjoy a Tom Collins, you won’t go back once you've tried one with Craftsman 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