signature drink

Signature Drink - 9 & Republic

Refreshing and rich with tradition, this cocktail from Valentine Distilling in Ferndale offers the scent of spring complimented by sweet ginger spice.

— 1 oz. Valentine Liberator Gin
— .5 oz. St. Germaine liqueur
— 3 ginger slices
— 3 cucumber slices
— 1 lime wedge
— Half a habanero pepper

Signature Drink - The Local

The cocktails at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale change seasonally, but its classic drink, The Local, is a favorite all year long.

—1.5 oz. Bulleit Rye whiskey
—1 oz. simple syrup
—1 oz. lemon juice
—A shot of malbec wine

Mix whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice and finish with the shot of wine.

Courtesy of LOCAL KITCHEN & BAR // 248.291.5650

Signature Drink - Bloody Mary

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


-.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


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.

Signature Drink - South African Margarita


-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.

Signature Drink - The Nordic Skipper

The Nordic Skipper

Want to try your hand at mixology? The Nordic Skipper comes compliments of Robyn Cleveland, bartender at The Ravens Club in Ann Arbor (and president of the Detroit chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild). Cleveland’s inspiration for this complex drink comes from Scandinavia; the cherry syrup reinterprets Glogg, a Swedish holiday punch that is similar to a mulled wine.



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