Durham is home to both creative cocktail bars and several distilleries, which are known for their award-winning gin and liqueurs. Get your locavore fix by trying a cocktail made with a locally produced liquor from two Bull City distilleries, Durham Distillery and The Brothers Vilgalys.
For a taste of the local beverage scene, check out the videos below, and then go out and try a Durham cocktail for yourself!
The Brothers Vilgalys and Durham Distillery also host regular tastings and tours, so check their websites for details.
Where: Alley Twenty Six
What: A boozy little cocktail made with Durham Distillery's Conniption Navy Strength Gin that's perfect for summertime.
Your order: Batten Down the Hatches
Where: Bull City Burger and Brewery
What: A fun, fizzy, easy-drinking cocktail served in a playful mason jar and made with The Brothers Vilgalys' Krupnikas, a spiced honey Lithuanian liqueur that you can also drink on the rocks.
Your order: The Bull City Gingersnap
Where: Bar Virgile
What: A sweet cocktail featuring Durham Distillery's Damn Fine Chocolate Liqueur. If you like York Peppermint Patties, you'll love this.
Your order: Ask for the Ferneppermint
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