The team at TAP at MGM Grand Detroit has developed its own take on this classic cocktail.

INGREDIENTS:

-.8 oz. Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout beer

-2.25 oz. tomato juice

-.25 oz. Worcestershire sauce

-.25 oz. TAP homemade pickle brine

-4.25 oz. Finest Call Loaded Bloody Mary mix

-.125 oz. Tabasco sauce

TO MAKE:

1. Mix ingredients in a 20-ounce glass with ice.

2. Add 2 ounces of your preferred vodka.

3. Rim glass with equal parts kosher salt, crushed black pepper, celery seed and celery salt.

4. Garnish with cheddar cheese cube, TAP homemade pickle, Dearborn Brand Hunters Sausage link, a green olive and a celery stick.

5. Enjoy!

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Ferndale’s Otus Supply opened last year, and named this cocktail after a song by New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Remy Martin 1738
—0.5 oz. Tempus Fugit Gran Classico
—0.75 oz. lemon sherbet*
—3 dashes hazelnut bitters*
—lemon twist for garnish
—Herbsaint

DIRECTIONS:
1. Rinse a Nick and Nora glass with Herbsaint.
2. Stir all other ingredients in a mixing glass.
3. Strain cocktail into Herbsaintrinsed glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.

 

Well, another fantastic Best of Michigan Awards party has come and gone. Every year, I think we’ve topped ourselves, though, really, each year’s celebration is wonderful in its unique way.

This year we took the party to Traverse City, a much-needed visit by the magazine’s readers and supporters to the region that has done so much to lure tourism to Michigan. The local meeting and events industry folks bent over backwards to make the experience exceptional. We spread out over two venues—the City Opera House and the Hotel Indigo—and enjoyed wonderful hospitality wherever we were.

 

This May, a new month-long series of wine-related events called “Traverse City Uncorked” will be held throughout the Traverse City area. The event is a collaboration between Traverse City Tourism, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. It will showcase Traverse City’s burgeoning wine and cuisine scene while also featuring specials at participating venues throughout the region.