-3 oz. Corralejo Blanco tequila
-3 oz. fresh-squeezed pineapple juice
-1 oz. Licor 43
-Juice of half of a lime
-Nickel-sized drop of agave nectar


-1 Tbs. cinnamon
-1 Tbs. granulated sugar
-Orange slice, dipped in cinnamonsugar mix, for garnish

1. Mix sugar and cinnamon and dipglass rim in the mixture
2. Shake allcocktail ingredients horizontally ina cocktail shaker for two minutes.
3. Pour over ice into the cinnamonsugar-rimmed glass.
4. Garnishwith orange slice.

Idea courtesy of PALATE. Palate, in Milford, infuses its own liquors and prides itself on its creative concoctions. Owner Bristol Hibbert says Palate’s South African Margarita, the restaurant’s best-selling cocktail, is an homage to friends from the country.

Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

Peacock Road Family Farm 



After 36 years as director of the CVB, Peter Fitzsimons is retiring. By Shelley Levitt

In 1985, Peter Fitzsimons, a former hotel general manager, became the executive director of the newly formed Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. He never left. In June, the 73-year-old Detroit native announced that he’d be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. 

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When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events have returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like.