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Craft Cocktails:

Seasonally Inspired Drinks and Snacks from Our Sipping Room

On sale in stores NOW!!!

From Geoff Dillon, founder of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers and leader of the craft distilling movement and Whitney Rorison, a collection of cocktails for every season and recipes for the perfect snacks to enjoy with them.

Grounded in our belief in using fresh ingredients, this must-have collection of cocktails offers impressive yet simple modern cocktails with an elegant vintage feel. The 100 recipes, divided by season, range from the classics, like a warm-weather Whisky Sour and a cool-weather Manhattan, to custom creations inspired by seasonal produce and local barkeeps. Imagine a glass filled with the fresh aroma of spring strawberries alongside the clean, crisp taste of lemon, with herbal notes of absinthe and a hint of rich sweetness from white port, then recreate this award-winning drink called the Royal Velvet at home. Quick and easy large batch recipes like Summer Sangria and Holiday Pomegranate Punch are sure to please a crowd, and snacks like Rosemary Maple Pecans, Roasted Cranberry Flatbreads, and Blackberry-Topped Brie will be the perfect complement to any cocktail.

Whether you’re craving a Plum Sparkler to refresh you on a sticky summer afternoon, or a Hot Toddy recipe to enjoy by the fire on a cold winter night, this complete collection of cocktails has the perfect recipe for every occasion and every season.

What you’ll find inside these pages:

• 100 recipes {both cocktails and snacks} inspired by the seasons

• a selection of some of our favourite large-batch recipes that are meant to be enjoyed with a group

• all the tips and tricks for stocking your home bar

• a collection of recipes for handcrafted cocktail staples like simple syrups, shrubs, ginger beer, whisky-soaked cherries and more cocktail garnishes

• suggestions for cocktail tools and glassware that are sure to make cocktail mixing easy and beautiful

Available now to purchase here at the distillery, through our online shop or at any of these fine book sellers:











About the Authors:

GEOFF DILLON is the founder of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers. He has a degree in biology and economics and is a Master Distiller certified by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Geoff lives in Beamsville with his wife Whitney and their dog Sam.

WHITNEY RORISON is the Hospitality Manager at Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers. With a passion for spirits and cocktails, she has been involved in the business from the very beginning. Whitney lives in St. Catharines with her husband and two children.


Cocktail Recipe Sneak Peek:

Raspberry Thyme Smash

2 fresh thyme sprigs, more for garnish
6 raspberries, more for garnish
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce orangecello or orange liqueur
of choice
½ ounce simple syrup
Handful of ice cubes, more for serving
1 ounce soda water (optional)

1. Remove the leaves from the thyme sprigs and add them to a cocktail shaker. Add the raspberries and muddle. Add the vodka, lime juice, orangecello or orange liqueur, and syrup, if desired. Add the ice and shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
2. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes and top with soda water, if desired. Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of thyme.

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