• Signature Drink: Strawberry Shrub Martini

     
    POSTED April 26, 2017
     

INGREDIENTS
—.5 oz. strawberry shrub*
—1.5 oz. Kettle One Vodka
—1.5 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—3 oz. fever tree soda

FOR STRAWBERRY SHRUB
—2 cups strawberries
—hulled and sliced
—2 cups granulated sugar
—1 cup cider vinegar
—1/2 cup white wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS
Combine fruit and sugar in nonreactive bowl. Stir thoroughly to coat evenly. Allow to rest for 1 hour. Macerate by muddling until all fruit is broken up. Cover and let sit for 24 hours at room temperature. Macerate again as much as possible. Add vinegars and stir well. Cover and store at room temperature for one week, with a good stir each day. Strain through cheesecloth, push for maximum extraction. To make the cocktail, add 1/2 ounce of strawberry shrub to other ingredients and stir. 

Courtesy of Cook Hal, located in the W Dallas — Victory Hotel

2020 was on track to be a record year. For some catering companies across the state, continuous growth year-over-year had set them up for success, and they thought it would be their best 365 days yet.

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.

 

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.

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