You can now sip on the official cocktail of Hamilton County, Indiana: the Hamilton County Smash. Featuring 1205 Distillery liquor, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy year-round.

About 1205 Distillery

1205 Distillery is a small-batch distillery co-owned by Hamilton County natives and Carmel High School graduates, Brad Colver and Nolan Hudson. They feel a strong connection to Hamilton County, as it's where they’ve spent the majority of their lives. 1205 Distillery’s success in Hamilton County is thanks to family and friends spreading the word.

Named for the date Prohibition was repealed (December 5), 1205 Distillery uses fresh, local ingredients to produce a line of spirits including gin, vodka, whiskey and more.


1 oz. 1205 New American Gin
1 oz. 1205 Rhubarb Liqueur
¾ oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
3-4 small mint leaves

Combine ingredients in a shaker tin with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with ice.

Where to Find

Order the Rhubarb Smash at 1205 Distillery. The cocktail is coming soon to other Hamilton County businesses.

You can also purchase a cocktail kit with full-size bottles of the 1205 New American Gin, 1205 Rhubarb liqueur and a recipe card at Crown Liquors at 4000 W. 106th Street in Carmel and all Meijer locations in Indiana.

Hamilton County Smash

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