Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine

Signature Drink - Bloody Mary

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.

Meet Larry Alexander, Detroit Metro CVB

SOMETIMES IT TAKES AN OUTSIDER TO REALLY SEE A CITY FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH.

Houston native Larry Alexander joined the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1998. The president and CEO has been singing the region’s praises ever since.

"I set a personal goal when I came on board that I wanted to make sure we would secure at least one high-profile event to bring national and international attention to this region," Alexander says. "We’re on a good roll."

Garden Venues Let Guests Unwind in Natural Beauty

IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR: Mother Nature shrugs off her snowy mantle, dials up her outdoor thermostat, purses her lips to blow soft breezes across Michigan and fresh green shoots poke through the earth. With all of that going on, thoughts naturally turn to enjoying the great outdoors.

Thankfully, Michigan is dotted with public and private gardens that make ideal spots for social and corporate events both intimate and large-scale. Here are a few venues to whet your appetite for gatherings en plein air.

Artisanal Distilleries Offer Trendy Event Space

A GROWING NUMBER OF ARTISANAL DISTILLERIES CALL MICHIGAN HOME. These small-batch operations, led by passionate entrepreneurs, are crafting award-winning products. Some offer tours, tastings, cocktails and space to host private functions.

If high-quality craftsmanship fits your brand image, here’s where to celebrate your next event.

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