From Geoff Dillon, founder of Dillon's Small Batch Distillers and leader of the craft distilling movement, a collection of cocktails for every season, with recipes ranging from the classics to original creations, and the perfect snacks to enjoy with them.
Grounded in a belief in using fresh ingredients, this must-have collection of cocktails offers impressive yet simple modern coktails 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.
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.