Wilks & Wilson was mentioned in a recent Grub Street New York article, “Cocktail Country: Outstanding Drinks From All 50 States,” as a key ingredient of one of the online publication’s noted cocktails.
According to the article, the drinks honored on the list had to be “original creations made with local spirits, homemade ingredients and infusions, and, above all, attention to detail.”
Called the North Shore Flower, the cocktail originates from Tavern on South, a downtown Indianapolis restaurant and bar. Made with North Shore Gin, which is specifically found in Illinois about an hour north of Chicago, Chase elderflower liqueur and Wilks & Wilson’s Gertrude’s Gomme, the cocktail earned itself a spot among the best.
“It’s nice to see that Indianapolis is being recognized as a legitimate cocktail and restaurant community in the country because it’s been a long time in the making,” Wilks & Wilson Sales Director Scott Lowe said. “It’s just going to grow from here, and it’s all starting right now.
“People have begun to take [cocktails] seriously as a craft.”
Wilks & Wilson, co-founded by Zach Wilks and Gregory Wilson, is a locally-based startup company that specializes in the creation of hand-crafted, all natural and mostly organic infused elixirs. The elixirs are crafted for use in cooking, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and, most especially, cocktails.
Wilks & Wilson elixirs can be found in multiple bars and restaurants and several retailers throughout the Indianapolis area. Visit their website at www.wilksandwilson.com for more information.