• 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.

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 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

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And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.

 

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.