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Angels vodka cocktail
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Garnish with peel and serve.

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Missionary’s Downfall

Shake vigorously for 12 to 15 seconds.

Bottle of cinnamon vodka
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Hard Truth Distillery

The new location will also offer tours, a Big Woods restaurant with what must be one of Brown County’s most sweeping porches, and a welcome center/tasting room.

Taking a sample at Bear Wallow Distillery.
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Bear Wallow Distillery

“We call ourselves the first legal still in Brown County.”

The production line at Cardinal Spirits.
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Cardinal Spirits

I’m pleased to see the diversity we get. Young people are discovering spirits, and the older generation is rediscovering well-made and executed cocktails.”

The bar inside West Fork Whiskey.
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West Fork Whiskey Co.

“Well, they get most of their grain from Indiana. And we’re on the same aquifer. So we’re like, ‘Well, what about us?’ Our mission statement is to be the first international whiskey distiller from Indiana.”

Exterior of Sun King Spirits
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Sun King Spirits

“I went to Moonshine University in Louisville.”

Products from 8th Day Distillery
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8th Day Distillery

“A lot of people haven’t been over to the near-east side lately. It’s fun to show them how much it’s changed and what’s going on.”

The barrel room of Hotel Tango.
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Hotel Tango

“We love Indianapolis. We’re not going anywhere.”

An employee tastes a sample in 1205
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1205 Distillery

“It felt like going into business with my younger brother.”

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Happy Hour: Thunderbird, Bluebeard, And More

As the temperatures dip, warm up with these great drinks.

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Recipe: Lindy Brown’s Icelandic Maid

Light, refreshing, and well-balanced. Skál!

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Happy Hour: Big Woods Speedway, Harry & Izzy's, And More

The vegan (that’s right, vegan) Bloody Mary featuring New Amsterdam vodka and Wilks & Wilson bloody mix from The Garden Table (342 Mass Ave., 317-638-0321).   The Mule at Big Woods Speedway (1002 Main St., Speedway, 317-757-3250), a nice kick of locally distilled Hard Truth vodka, ginger beer, and a lime squeeze. The dangerously candy-like […]

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Oktoberfest On Tap

Oktoberfest, the annual German celebration of beer and merriment held from late September through the first week of October, is upon us. If you’re looking to celebrate without leaving the Circle City, here’s our roundup of local breweries who have brewed up Bavarian beer. Prost! Saint Joseph Brewery: The Saint Joeberfest at Saint Joseph Brewery […]

Mai Tai
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Recipe: Mai Tai

This formula for a classic Mai Tai is based on the version perfected by restaurateur Victor J. Berjeron, better known as Trader Vic.