64 oz STOUT Bloody Mary Blend
Half Cup Field Vodka - Journeyman Distillery
2 - 16oz Cans Beacon Blend Cider - North Shore Cider Company
1 tsp Jack O' Lantern AKA Too Hot - Co-op Sauce
1 Cup - Bread & Butter Pickles - Kitchen Kettle Village
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Package Thin Cut Bacon
1 Lemon halved
2-3 Granny Smith Apples
Place STOUT, vodka, hot sauce and cider in large pitcher. Do not add ice. Stir and set aside. Cook bacon extra crispy and place in serving container. Pour punch mixture over ice and garnish with bacon, apples and lemons. Sprinkle cracked pepper on top for extra spice. Enjoy!
About the products we used
Field Vodka - Journeyman Distillery
In an incredible opportunity to collaborate with the iconic Field Museum, Journeyman has created a Gin, Vodka, and Rye in celebration of the museums 125th anniversary. Journeyman set out to honor the museum and Chicago's history by utilizing ingredients that were introduced at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago - the same year the museum originated. Journeyman was provided with a list of over 1,500 different botanicals and plants currently housed by the museum and originally collected in 1893. A ‘bloody butcher” red corn was selected from this list to be the sole ingredient to this Vodka.
Rich in flavor this gluten free Vodka reflects the Terroir of Illinois farm land and has a sweet and buttery flavor profile. Take a step back in time with this turn of the century vodka.
Where to buy: Journeyman Distillery
Bread & Butter Pickles - Kitchen Kettle Village
They have been pickling since 1954 which started in a garage by Bob and Pat Burnley. Now Kitchen Kettle Village has grown to 42 shops, 2 restaurants and 17 lodging rooms. It is still run by the Burnley family to this day. For more information check out their website.
Beacon Blend - North Shore Cider Company
6.9% ABV - Traditional Cider
After spending over 10 years working in corporate finance, Chris Collins needed a change. He taught himself how to make cider and it turned out to be pretty damn good. In early 2017, Chris opened North Shore Cider Company on Howard Street in Evanston. True to its midwest roots, the cidery uses Michigan apples and pears to make juice, which is fermented on site. In the NSC tap room, guests can sit and enjoy our core cider classics along with regularly rotating limited-edition batches with unique and experimental flavors. Purchase bottles and growlers to bring home, or visit one of our restaurant and retail partners throughout Evanston and Chicago.
Part of opening a new business is working out the kinks. Here at North Shore Cider Company, feedback, suggestions, or even the funkiest of flavor ideas are always welcome. Please use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can do better.
Where to buy: 707 Howard Street, Units B & C, Evanston, Illinois, 60202