For years we have been mixing up a summertime favorite, the FIL — it's the bee's knees. We set out to share our refreshingly classic yet effective giggle water for all to enjoy responsibly, wherever you go... the beach, the ferry, the 7th green, sailing, or at your favorite watering hole. Here's to summer never ending...
Our promise to you: we use all natural ingredients of the highest quality. There is no malt, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial flavors or colors. Our award-winning product uses premium distilled spirits that are certified gluten removed. We love being active and we care about what’s going into our body, so we can look and feel our best. Cheers!
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When Bronya Shillo was 11 years old, her family bought a bar. Not just any bar – the only bar on a seven mile island in Long Island Sound, complete with its own light up disco dance floor. Here she learned how to play pool, deep fry a mozzarella stick, shuck oysters, and other unmentionables... At 18, she joined the rest of the family and began tending bar.
Whether it’s in the kitchen, behind the bar, or outside, Bronya has always been interested in how things were constructed, but found a way to make it her own. As a bartender she enjoyed the craft of mixing, experimenting with flavors and refining cocktails.
Each Friday she blended the bar’s signature beverage, Fishers Island Lemonade, in several 15 liter batches. They served FIL throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning – it would barely last the weekend. One night Bronya reached into the cooler to grab a beer and thought, “What if I canned our lemonade?”
The rest is history.
Date Thursday, September 10th, 2020 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the CT River Museum’s riverfront lawn. July 16 the series features beverages from Fishers Island Lemonade, and music by the United States Coast Guard’s Dixieland Jazz Band, which has entertained audiences across America and the world, performing classic jazz, blues and rags with a New Orleans flavor. FIL samples, cash bar, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB, please.
Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm.
This week’s band is the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music group that has played at the Old Lyme Inn and Gelston House, among other venues, performing light jazz and old rock favorites that get people singing and dancing.
Guests can enjoy samples of Fishers Island Lemonade, listen to music, get a FREE massage, and take in our gorgeous waterfront views. These events are free, although we do pass a hat to enable us to continue the tradition. Please no BYOB.