About Crafthouse Smoky Margarita
The idea for Crafthouse Cocktails came to Chicago bar owner Matt Lindner and global bartending champion Charles Joly in 2013. Proper bottled cocktails were virtually non-existent at the time with the market dominated by neon-colored and artificial offerings. The pair set to change that, researching and experimenting until they found a way to bottle real from-scratch cocktails that were as delicious as those that Joly was creating at the bar.
The pair went about it using all-natural ingredients and high-quality craft spirits from the best distilleries, one batch at a time, and with a keen eye for detail. Their lineup consists of several classics that are expertly balanced and can stand toe-to-toe with the creations of respected cocktail bars. These ready-to-drink cocktails provide a perfect drink without the hassle. It's always the same high-quality cocktail, be it at home, at a BBQ, at a concert venue, hotel, or an Amtrak train.
All the offerings use high-quality and all-natural ingredients, without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives. They aren't watered down, preserving the full flavor. Amongst their offerings, you can find the Gold Rush, Moscow Mule, Paloma, Pineapple Daiquiri, Rum Old Fashioned, Southside, and Smoky Margarita. The latter is crafted with traditional mezcal from Oaxaca and premium blanco tequila that provide a fruity agave flavor as well as smoke notes. Some fresh lime and sugar are added to round the profile up. The cocktail has scored the coveted Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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The history of cocktails dates back to the not-so-good days of prohibition when people started to mix drinks trying to make the homemade or bootlegged liquor drinkable.
But things have changed since then, and cocktails have become increasingly popular with modern pop culture, from classics like Martini, Old Fashioned, or Negroni, to the more festive versions like Margaritas and Mojitos becoming staples in most bars.
Check out our cocktail recipes and grab everything you need to become a mixologist, or simply grab one of the ready-made cocktails and enjoy!