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 your own bottles of Craftsman spirits.  Of course, you can always stop in and we'd be happy to make any of these cocktails for you!

If you can't find your favorite drink here, it could be a proprietary recipe.  We work very hard on making 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!

*As a quick note, all recipes should start with a short/tall glass as pictured filled with ice.


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


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



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


White Whiskey

Slanted Sour

Now, technically speaking, you don't need to enjoy this drink out of a slanted glass.  However, you do need to make sure you create this cocktail with fresh ingredients.  Just because it resembles a Whiskey Sour doesn't mean it's anything compared to what you get at a typical bar.

2 ounces Craftsman White Whiskey
2 ounces Sour Mix
- Sour Mix: 1:1 ratio of fresh lemon juice and simple syrup
- Simple Syrup - 1:1 ratio of water and sugar
Splash of Club Soda on top (optional)

Garnish: Lemon slice and cherry