Summer Cocktails at Bastone

New Summer Cocktails at Bastone

You may think of Bastone as a brewery with some pretty solid food however they have had a full bar for a number of years and have opted to up… Tales 2015: Garnish 101

D Tales 2015: Garnish 101

Welcome to the first official D Tales 2015 post. This series of posts is in the spirit of Tales of the Cocktail happening now in New Orleans. Here we will…

How to make a Negroni – Video

How to make a Negroni – Video

This week is Negroni Week (6/1 – 6/7). All around the world, bars are getting involved with classic and innovative takes on the Negroni. By ordering a drink, you donate… Kitchen & Cocktails – Opens Today

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails – Opens Today

If you have ever been to the Oakland Art & Novelty in Ferndale, Mich., you know what amazing work Sandy Levine and his team of bartenders does. So naturally when…

How to make a Martini – Video

How to make a Martini – Video

The “End of an Era” to quote AMC’s promo spots is tonight with the final episode of Mad Men. To honor a show I adore (half because it’s amazing and… Rebellion III at 6p Tonight

Whiskey Rebellion III at 6p Tonight

  Holy crap! It’s been 3 years of Whiskey Rebellion. This year sounds like the best one yet since it will be hosted at the not even opened yet, Chartreuse… to Make a Mint Julep – Video

How to Make a Mint Julep – Video

Derby is this weekend so its a great time to dust off an old classic, the Mint Julep. Few things are as refreshing as it on a hot day. Granted… of the Cocktail Event – 4/30

Art of the Cocktail Event – 4/30

Do you think all the good cocktail bars are in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids? You would be wrong. Michigan has an incredible insurgence of amazing cocktail talent and… City Gas Opens Today (3/17)

Motor City Gas Opens Today (3/17)

Today, March 17th, 2015, Motor City Gas will be open to the public for the first time ever! They are offering up pours of their Royal Oak Rye Whiskey as well… for St. Patrick’s Day

Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

While some of you were out celebrating this weekend, the die-hards know that St. Patrick’s Day is actually on Tuesday. You could grab yourself a gross green-colored beer. But why… for St. Patrick’s Day

Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

The mad scientists at Nick Drink’s put together 2 original cocktails and 1 classic for the drinking holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day. Please let us know if you try… 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…

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