with the Big Boys & Girls

Playing with the Big Boys & Girls

I was lucky enough last Monday to present two drinks at the Greater Detroit USBG’s Inaugural Ball. I selected Brown-Forman which is most well-known for Jack Daniels but also has… More You Know Cocktail

The More You Know Cocktail

I had a little fun creating a tiki cocktail based off of the 2015 Super Bowl Half-Time Show this past Sunday. The big takeaway seemed to be the dancing sharks…. Trip: Michigan By The Bottle Royal Oak

Field Trip: Michigan By The Bottle Royal Oak

It was the pleasure to go to the Press Day at Michigan By The Bottle’s newest location in Royal Oak (29932 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073).  The place is… on the Rise: Monkey Shoulder

Brands on the Rise: Monkey Shoulder

If you haven’t been keeping your eyes open or have been avoiding the more cutting edge bars, you might have missed Monkey Shoulder. But the small yet mighty brand has… Cocktail 2.0

Detroit Cocktail 2.0

Metro Detroit bars and restaurants its time catch-up. Your customers savviness is out pacing your innovation. There have been too many times I have ordered a drink and gotten a… No! I didn’t Make New Years Plans.

Oh No! I didn’t Make New Years Plans.

Are you sitting around your house wondering why everyone is making snarky comments about seeing you next year? It’s New Years Eve!! One of the many amazing holidays that feature… with Manischewitz

Cocktails with Manischewitz

I know as much about Hanukkah as the team at Cards Against Humanity knows about Kwanzaa (so not a lot). What fascinates me about Jewish Food Culture is Manischewitz Wine…. of Punch Bowl Social: Detroit – Today

Opening of Punch Bowl Social: Detroit – Today

You may have heard about a new place called Punch Bowl Social that is opening on Broadway in Downtown Detroit. I got the privilege to take a tour for the… Pumpkin Cocktails

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cocktails

Pumpkin is a great flavor. However, most people only ever eat it in pie. This Thanksgiving in-between football and family, try your hand at some of these cocktails. It might… Horse Tap Takeover – 11/29

Dark Horse Tap Takeover – 11/29

  If you haven’t checked out The Bird & The Bread and are a fan of quality adult beverages, you don’t know what you are missing.  I had a chance… Cocktail Classic – 10/24  @ 7p

Detroit Cocktail Classic – 10/24 @ 7p

Have you visited all of the following cocktail joints; Firebird Tavern, Two James Spirits, Public House, Great Lakes Coffee, Craft Work, Roast, The Oakland, Joe Muer Seafood & Rock City Eatery?… a Vodka Party

Hosting a Vodka Party

Vodka is a great ingredient for mixing up cocktails. That’s a fighting statement with some craft cocktail joints. My defense of that is it offers a great platform for new… to Detroit City Distillary

Visit to Detroit City Distillary

It’s always exciting to check out a new place and Downtown Detroit is having all sorts of great bars and restaurants pop-up. The most recent was the Detroit City Distillery…. Aficionados 2014 Event Review

Patron Aficionados 2014 Event Review

Being part of the US Bartender’s Guild has some great perks (sshhhh, you don’t have to be a bartender.) One of them is invites to special events. Patrón is launch… Maker Faire Geeky Cocktails Presentation

Detroit Maker Faire Geeky Cocktails Presentation

  This weekend was one of my favorite weekends in Detroit. It was Maker Faire. Being the fifth year, I wanted to do something cool. I opted-out of last year… Trip: Wright & Company

Field Trip: Wright & Company

I had the pleasure to visit Wright & Company on Thursday prior to their official opening today (Monday  7/20). Lish and I went to a practice dinner last week. I… & Whiskey 2014

Pig & Whiskey 2014

Pig & Whiskey is a yearly event hosted by Ferndale behind the WAB. This is the first year I have visited the event and I don’t know if I would… Rhum Tasting in Michigan

Agricole Rhum Tasting in Michigan

I had the great privilege to join The Rum Collective, visiting from Seattle, as they gave three tastings around the extended Metro Detroit area. They hosted two tastings at Sugar House… Review: Libbey’s Perfect Collection

Product Review: Libbey’s Perfect Collection

Libbey is an epic company founded in 1818 and is located right down the road from me in Toledo, OH. They are the number one brand of beverageware in retail… of Summer: Honi Honi Opens

Beginning of Summer: Honi Honi Opens

  The temperature is brutal, the days are long and you need a place to relax. You need an ice cold drink inspired by the island-life. Last night marked the…

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