Craft Cocktails with Brandon Wagner of Big Spring Spirits

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Craft Cocktails with Brandon Wagner of Big Spring Spirits

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Brandon Wagner, of Bellefonte’s Big Spring Spirits, creates one of the distillery’s signature cocktails, the Centrepolitan. A riff on the ubiquitous Cosmo made famous by Sex in the City, this version uses Tait Farm cranberry shrub instead of cranberry juice to give it a little extra complexity.  It’s flat out tasty.

View this video here after 7:00pm, Friday, December 4.

Big Spring Spirits’ home cocktail kits are available for those who enjoy the made-to-order experience. Pick from some of our tasting room favorites! All kits include a recipe card and all of the ingredients you need to craft your own signature cocktails.

Purchase a kit to make this cocktail here.

Located in Bellefonte, just a few miles from State College, Big Spring Spirits opened in 2014 as a community focused craft distillery. Founded by Penn State alums, its products are made from grains sourced from local farmers, and of course depend on the town’s famous water. That water flows from the big spring at the heart of Bellefonte. Only steps away from the distillery, it produces millions of gallons of water a day. Indeed, the town owes its very name to the spring, which was called “la belle fonte” by the French statesman Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, during a brief exile to the United States in the 1790s.

The distillery’s products include vodka, several whiskeys, rum, gin. In early 2020, in the early days of the COVID pandemic, the distillery added hand sanitizer to its product line. Its most popular product is Talleyrand Cream Bourbon named for, who else, Charles Talleyrand.


December 4, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
814 237 3682