• Signature Drink: Second Fiddle

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Beatnik on the River’s best-selling cocktail is healthy-ish.

The inspiration for this cocktail came from whiskey being the second-biggest seller in bars, hence playing “second fiddle” to vodka, says Benjamin Wood, bar director at Beatnik on the River, the latest concept from Bonhomme Hospitality Group that opened in summer 2018. A riff on a whiskey sour, “the unexpected combination of pineapple, turmeric and sumac salt make the cocktail rich and exotic,” says Wood. Plus, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric adds a little health boost to this warming, approachable sipper. Drink up!

INGREDIENTS
—.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
—.5 oz. turmeric syrup (to make, add 1 tsp. turmeric powder to 1 quart of simple syrup and stir to dissolve)
—1.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101 bourbon

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker and shake; strain over ice. Serve in a double Old-Fashioned glass rimmed with sumac salt (equal parts sumac to Maldon sea salt flakes, ground together with a mortar and pestle). Garnish with half a pineapple wheel.  

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

 

INGREDIENTS:
—3 oz. dry sparkling rosé
—1.5 oz. Ramazzotti Aperitivo Rosato
—.5 oz. Batavia Arrack (or Blanc Rhum Agricole)
—1 oz. tonic water

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a wine glass, add ice and enjoy!