• Signature Drink: The Bathtub

     
    POSTED March 4, 2019
     

    An unusual "glass" makes this drink the hit of any event. 

The signature cocktail for River North speakeasy-style lounge Bassment is probably one of the most unusual drinks you’ve ever seen. Yet classic ingredients and a housemade cucumber syrup with a hint of heat are universally appealing. “This cocktail is a fun play on bathtub gin [a term for homemade spirits],” says its creator Greg Innocent, beverage director at Parker Restaurant Group, which owns Bassment. “It was meant to allow people to drink a fun cocktail, [as well as] post on all social media outlets … #forthegram.” 

INGREDIENTS
—2 oz. Tito’s Vodka
—.50 oz. St Germain liqueur
—.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
—.75 oz. cucumber jalapeño syrup*

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into the bathtub (or any vessel you desire) and top with lemon foam.

Cucumber Jalapeño Syrup

INGREDIENTS
—32 oz. simple syrup
—1 cucumber diced
—4 slices jalapeño

DIRECTIONS
Blend ingredients for one minute. Strain the mixture using a fine strainer to catch seeds and shedding. Bottle and refrigerate the syrup for future use.

Well known for its envelope pushing cocktails served with a down-to-earth approach, Standby Detroit has not only helped to garner acclaim for Detroit’s cocktail scene, it’s continued to inspire and connect—even in the wake of a pandemic.

On-site cocktail catering and private events at the bar may be on hold through April, but guests can still enjoy creative stirred, shaken and carbonated bottled cocktails to go or book a private cocktail class to perfect their home bartending skills.

 

Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS

 

Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge