Signature Drink- Voodoo Doll Martini

The Voodoo Doll Martini is a longtime favorite at Bath City Bistro in Mount Clemens, says Molly Biljan, the bistro’s head bartender. "It’s just the blend of flavors- it’s not too strong, but more of a subtle flavor with sweetness," Biljan says. "And it’s pretty. It’s one of those drinks-they have one, and they want a couple of them."

INGREDIENTS:
1.5 oz. Bacardi Razz rum
0.5 oz. raspberry liqueur
A splash of cranberry juice
A splash of sour

CREATE:
Combine all ingredients.
Shake well and pour into a chilled glass.
Add a frozen raspberry for a floating garnish.

Idea courtesy of Bath City Bistro, Mount Clemens.

Event planners often prepare for the worst, but one thing they likely didn’t anticipate was a global pandemic when selecting event cancellation insurance policies for their 2020 gatherings. Panicked planners began contacting Marcia McKinney, owner of Northeast Insurance Advisors, in late February and early March, but as meetings and events ground to a halt, they were already out of luck.

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Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth is one of six recipients of the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 America’s Classics Award, which is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Per the foundation, “Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, a chicken dinner behemoth positioned between Detroit and Michigan’s summer lake destination, is decidedly on the beaten path. William Zehnder Sr. and his wife, Emilie, bought a former hotel in 1928.

 

Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS