Cocktail Classic – Saturday Night

Detroit Cocktail Classic – Saturday Night

Detroit Cocktail Classic is back for year two this Saturday Night at 7p and in the same location – The Garden Theater. If you attended last year, you will remember… to win Cafe 78’s Bar Fight

How to win Cafe 78’s Bar Fight

This Sunday (9/27/15) is the final Bar Fight of the year. There have been 5 previous competitions and the winners of each will assemble to find the ultimate champion. I… Gets American Spirits Exhibit

GRPM Gets American Spirits Exhibit

I’m really excited that the Grand Rapids Public Museum is getting the American Spirits Exhibit. The event has a members sneak peek on Friday (9/25/15) with a public opening the… Gatsby Lawn Party Recap

Detroit Gatsby Lawn Party Recap

On 9/13/15, Detroit held witness to their first ever Gatsby Lawn Party. That is, at least since the 1920s. The event was the brain child of Alison Chevalier, a Detroit… Bar Towels from Lish Dorset

Handmade Bar Towels from Lish Dorset

Friend of (and my wife), Lish Dorset, made some amazing handmade bar towels. Check out her blog for the full write-up. Years ago I used to sell appliqued towels… Gatsby Lawn Party – 9/13

Detroit Gatsby Lawn Party – 9/13

The 18th Amendment went into effect in January 1920 which outlawed the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol but was thankfully appealed in 1933 but we all know that. The… 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…

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