5 (Yes, 5) Cocktails that Fuel Stock Mfg. Co.
Jim Snediker, Mike Morarity, Tim Tierney, Jason Morgan, and Areill Ives with drinks in-hand.
When Stock Mfg. Co. got its start, the five founders had a shared vision of creating a line of super-high-quality, American-made menswear, and this same sensibility extends to what they put in their highball glasses. “We recently worked on the Bartender Series where we collaborated with three local mixologist to create drinks,” explains Tim Tierney, one of the creative forces behind the Chicago label. “The person who waits for a handcrafted cocktail can appreciate what we’re doing. We feel like the two go together.” Read on to have what they’re having.
1) G’Knight Buck
“I discovered the G’Knight Buck at Boone and Crockett in Milwaukee. It tastes like a musty cabin in the woods. In a good way.” —Tim Tierney, COO
1 ounce Bulleit Rye
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¼ ounce simple syrup
Old Jamaican ginger beer
Imperial Red Ale
Pour rye, lime juice, and simple syrup over ice in a highball glass and stir. Top off with equal amounts of ginger beer and ale.
2) Radler Cocktail
“I’m not a huge cocktail guy, so this Chicago-themed ‘beertail’ is right up my alley.” —Mike Moriarty, creative director
2 ½ ounces Jeppson’s Malört
16.9-ounce can Stiegl Radler
Pour Malört over ice in a highball glass. Top off with Stiegl Radler.
3) Rye Sazerac
“The rye-absinthe combo gives this cocktail a unique flavor profile.” —Jim Snediker, CEO
1 1/3 ounce Rittenhouse Rye
¼ ounce Absinthe
1 cube sugar
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Muddle sugar and bitters, add the rye, and stir with ice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass that’s been chilled and rinsed with absinthe.
4) Old Fashioned
“The Old Fashioned is a classic go-to cocktail you can drink all night.” —Jason Morgan, director of business development
2 ounces Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Splash of water
1 sugar cube
1 Luxardo maraschino cherry
1 orange peel
Muddle sugar, bitters, and water in an old fashioned glass. Add a single huge ice cube and pour bourbon over ice. Garnish with cherry and spritz orange peel.
5) Gin Fizz
“The gin fizz is a classic light cocktail. I like how the fizz feels on my tongue—and the gin feels on my brain.” —Areill Ives, director of production
2 ounces Letherbee Gin
Dash of fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon superfine sugar
1 egg white
2 Luxardo maraschino cherries
Pour gin, lemon juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice. Top off with soda water and garnish with cherries.