Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Local Love: Connecticut Spirits

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There are so many options cropping up in Connecticut to imbibe with local spirits and mixers this holiday season and beyond.  Check our list (you can check it twice!) of local and delicious choices for creating the perfect cocktail.

Onyx Moonshine creates varieties of moonshine and Connecticut's first whiskey with a speakeasy for tastings.   64 Oakland Ave, East Hartford


Hartford Flavor Company has six flavors in its Wild Moon line of liqueurs and a tasting room open on weekends in Hartford.   30 Arbor St Suites 107-108, Hartford


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Litchfield Distillery crafts gin and two varieties of bourbon whiskey. Tours and tastings are available on weekends and check their Events Page frequently for local tastings in your area.  569 Bantam Road, Litchfield


Westford Hill Distillers create eau-de-vie, a variant of brandy, from the fruit of local orchards.   196 Chatey Road, Ashford


Elm City Distillery offers handcrafted Velocipede Vodka or Nine Square Rye. Check for local tastings and tours here.   53 Capital Drive, Wallingford


RIPE Craft Bar Juice is the nation's first cold-pressed, fresh juice bar mixer that is never heated or frozen.   26 Kendall Street, New Haven


Waypoint Spirits creates Labrador Noon Vodka and Wintonbury Gin with distillery visits open on Fridays and Saturdays.   410 Woodland Ave, Bloomfield


Peel Liqueur makes fine Italian Liqueurs, Limoncello, Bananacello and Cremoncello, handmade in small batches.   Ashford

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The Farmer's Cow Egg Nog is made with cream, milk, egg yolks, cane sugar and just the right amount of nutmeg from six local Connecticut farms.  You can find this limited edition holiday beverage here or visit The Farmer's Cow Calfe at 86 Storrs Road, Mansfield.


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Cyn Thomas is the illustrator, designer and pattern maker of RiverDog Prints. Her paper goods and gifts are guided by earth, animals, function, food and cocktails. You can also find Cyn canning in her kitchen, walking her dog, being outnumbered by her boys and husband or reading herself to sleep.
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410 Woodland Ave.
Bloomfield
410 Woodland Ave.
Bloomfield
410 Woodland Ave.
Bloomfield

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