Drink Local: Rhubarb & Long Road Summer Drink Recipe for Memorial Day Weekend

Whether you stop by Long Road Distillery or pick up some Long Road Gin or Vodka to make it at home, this Lower Westside recipe is perfect for the Memorial Day weekend! Ingredients include: Rhubarb Orange cordial Lime Long Road Gin or Vodka In addition to being a holiday weekend, fans of Long Road have … Continue reading Drink Local: Rhubarb & Long Road Summer Drink Recipe for Memorial Day Weekend

The Story of Brewt’s Bloody Mary Mix

Last May, business partners Emily and Luke spent more than 50 hours in the kitchen, trying to create the best Bloody Mary mix. The two Bloody Mary enthusiasts never had a go-to mix they could get from the grocery store or bar, so they set out to make their own. The mix also falls in line with … Continue reading The Story of Brewt’s Bloody Mary Mix

From Beer City to Spirit City

We all know Grand Rapids is Beer City, but there’s a big chance “Spirit City” will make its way into the Grand Rapids lexicon the near future. Since 2013, nearly 40 distilleries have popped up all over Michigan, with about five of them calling Grand Rapids their home. Compared to the rest of the nation, … Continue reading From Beer City to Spirit City

Michigan Distilleries Unite to Form Statewide Organization

PRESS RELEASE Michigan’s craft distilling industry is growing at a rapid pace – ranking #4 in the nation in terms of overall number of distilleries (behind California, Oregon and Washington). To help unify the interests of the more than two dozen Michigan distilleries, a statewide association has been formed. The Michigan Craft Distillers Association is a non-profit … Continue reading Michigan Distilleries Unite to Form Statewide Organization

Mixology Makes Every Party Merry

At a recent Slow Food Holiday party, we had the pleasure of Tory O'Haire (AKA The Starving Artist) serving up three of his special cocktails. As much as I love Michigan beer and wine, there is something to be said about the festive atmosphere that cocktails bring. I've written on this blog before about Michigan vodka, … Continue reading Mixology Makes Every Party Merry