Don’t go to the same establishments you’d go to anyway. Try somewhere new. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Drink something awesome, tell your friends about it and come back with them later.
Expect that the restaurants, bars and distilleries will be busy during Indy Spirits Week. If a place runs out toward the end of a shift, take it like a champ: go back the next day, go earlier, order your drink, and thank them for working hard to do this for you. Please be nice to these establishments. They’re hooking it up big time during Indy Spirits Week.
People love a good hand made craft cocktail. And, Indy’s spirits scene has been blowing up lately. So don’t be surprised if there’s a line at the bar. In fact, be pleasantly surprised if there isn’t.
This event is not about getting smashed. It’s about enjoying different cocktails, at a killer price from some new places and to celebrate Indy’s bartenders during this holiday season. Don’t ruin the fun.
$5 for a special drink brings out the cheap in all of us. You’re probably getting a $10 drink though. So please tip at least 20%. The people serving you are working very hard during Indy Spirits Week. And kind words will also be welcome – these people are our friends and neighbors.
Many of the establishments will be offering recommended pairings. Try them. They’re recommending them because they know you’ll like them. You’ll enjoy yourself more, and you’ll be helping out the establishment. Win/win!
Restaurants will be encouraged to post their cocktails. You should post pictures of yourself enjoying them. Use the hashtag #IndySpiritsWeek with your images for a chance to win an incredible prize or two!
Apple Pie Punch 8 oz
As American as apple pie, the delicious, sweet goodness of our Apple Pie Punch is the perfect mix of Apple Pie Moonshine, Vodka and Sprite sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Pimm’s Winter Cocktail 10 oz
Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower (a vodka based drink imported from England), mixed with handcrafted Ginger Beer, made locally, and a dash of lime juice.
Aristotle’s Elixir 2.75 oz
Our Hypotenuse Gin paired with ginger simple syrup, mixed with sweet vermouth and bitters. It is a gin and ginger Manhattan served in a rocks glass garnished with an orange peel.
Lantern Road Effect 9 oz
2 oz of Hotel Tango Vodka
3 oz Pomegranate juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2 lemon wedges squeezed.
Hand-shaken over ice and served in a chilled martini glass.
Bottle Aged Manhattan 2 oz
We mix Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s bitters, Orange peel, and lemon peel together, and allow them to infuse for several hours. We then Strain off the Orange, and Lemon peel, and bottle and seal the remaining mixture. This allows the ingredients to incorporate and gently age
Autumn’s Concerto 5 oz
Inspired by the time of year, Autumn’s Concerto features a refreshing mix of Indiana grown corn vodka from Starlight Distillery, a spiced syrup from Indiana’s quintessential fruit of permissions, fresh lemon juice, and Plat 99 Orange Bitters.
Utopia Martini 10 oz
A frozen twist on a martini. Deep Eddy’s Peach Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Mango Puree topped with a raspberry swirl.
Firefly Citrus Ale 14 oz
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, muddled mint, lemon and orange, simple syrup, topped with our Buttface Amber Ale.
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