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There’s something pretty amazing about a simple grilled cheese sandwich. Martini ingredients gin But, in the era of the foodie fanatic, basic foods often get revamped to give us new, exciting dishes. Recipe martini gin Vance Hall and Andrew Heilman — Heilman is also from the Scotch and Soda crew — knew that folks loved grilled cheese, so they decided to up the ante a bit and give us Springfieldians some grown-up grilled cheese options.

Grilled cheese.

Recipe gingerbread martini Hot soup. Cocktail made from gin and dry vermouth Cold beer. Wino vermouth martini bianco 1l “The grilled cheese restaurant was a concept I saw at a lot of places,” Hall says. Whiskey sweet vermouth recipes Springfield, though, didn’t have a spot that specialized in grilled cheese, so Hall and Heilman decided to bring the cheesy goodness to downtown. Cocktail made from whiskey vermouth and angostura bitters Plus, Hall notes, the concept works well in other cities, and he says so far it’s been working for Druff’s. Whiskey bitters recipe The crew opened in May 2016. Bourbon dry vermouth drinks “It’s grown every month,” Hall says. Whiskey sweet vermouth and bitters “I’ve never been more excited about it than I am now.”

Not your mama’s grilled cheese. Fee brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters recipes Druff’s menu features 12 different grilled cheese combinations, and today I try the [FUNGROUP] and the L.A. Cocktail whisky angostura bitters CJK. Whisky bitters recipe They’re both so different, I definitely can’t pick a favorite. Whiskey bitters cocktail recipe The [FUNGROUP] has cheddar, bacon, a fried egg and seasoned and cooked apple on sourdough bread. Cocktail made with gin and vermouth The apple at first sounds odd, but it adds a sweetness that pairs incredibly well with the bacon. Bourbon dry vermouth cocktail “The apple gets people nervous, but then they have it and they love it,” Hall says. Whiskey dry vermouth cocktail “And I eat way too much of that bacon every day.” The L.A. Gin vermouth martini recipes CJK is a more savory option with mozzarella, gruyere, olive-oil roasted tomato and basil on sourdough bread. Gin vermouth cocktail recipes The basil and tomato are amazing. Gin and dry vermouth cocktails The tomato has a slightly sweet taste, as Hall says it’s roasted in a strawberry vinaigrette reduction glaze. Best dry vermouth for dirty vodka martini To get the right combinations, Hall and crew often try to find flavor combinations that wouldn’t normally be in sandwiches and then find ways to make them work in the grilled cheese format. Best dry vodka martini recipe Clearly, it’s working for Druff’s.

Tomato soup like Campbell’s could never pull off. Dry vermouth martini recipes Grilled cheese just isn’t grilled cheese without tomato soup. Gin martini with vermouth I actually hate tomato soup, but then again, it’s rare I get to try real, made-in-house tomato soup. Gin martini with sweet vermouth Druff’s tastes completely different from the canned version. Gin martini without vermouth It’s fresh, and I get actual chunks of tomato. Classic cocktails with a twist “I don’t like tomato soup either, but I can eat a lot of that stuff,” Hall says. Classic cocktails every bartender should know He says Druff’s version is more like a bisque, so the creamy flavors pair well with the grilled cheese. Classic cocktails For those who like a small amount for dipping, Druff’s offers a dipper of tomato soup for just a buck.

Signature cocktails that mix interesting, new flavors. Classic cocktails list You can’t have a connection to Scotch and Soda and not have some amazing signature cocktails, right? As surprising as it sounds to have fancy cocktails with your grilled cheese, Druff’s nailed its drink menu. Vermouth cocktails Today I get a Moscow Mule, which is a combination of Tito’s Vodka, fresh lime juice and Barritt’s ginger beer. Vermouth cocktails crossword clue My first introduction to a Moscow Mule was over the summer when I had to use Google to make a drink at a party, per a guest’s request. Vermouth cocktails crossword Of course, Google made me look like the drink hero of the day. Classic cocktails with a modern twist At the time, I thought I was making an odd, archaic drink, but now it seems every bar has its own special Moscow Mule. Cocchi vermouth di torino cocktails Clearly, the Russian drink is making a comeback. Carpano antica vermouth cocktails I love the crisp ginger beer, and the lime juice makes it so I can’t even really taste the vodka, which, of course, could be an issue, but I love that just one of these drinks makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Classic wikipedia Druff’s also has other classics like a Manhattan and a Tom Collins. Classic menu for windows 8 Perfect.

Weekend brunch for the early riser. Classic menu Well, the riser at 9 a.m. Classic menu for office Druff’s brunch is definitely a reason to get out of bed. Classic menu windows 10 Wafflex, breakfast-style grilled cheese and morning cocktails — yep, I’ll need to check it out. Classic menu office 2016 While Druff’s is definitely not no your mama’s grilled cheese, you’ll love the extra care and attention they’ve given to the art of grilled cheese.

Looking for a good place to eat? Katie Tonarely will help you out. Cocktails made with vermouth Contact her with suggestions at ktonarely@gmail.com

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