CIDER, BEER & SPIRITS
Get Into The Spirit This Winter
It’s cold outside, and we can’t think of a more spirited way to warm up than with some inspired mixology. Here are our top favorite picks for elevated libations served along the Art Coast. Here, you’ll discover classic cocktails with contemporary twists or innovative flavor combinations you won’t find anywhere else.
More than just a mixed drink, these signature cocktails focus on flavor and high-quality ingredients to deliver a more satisfying drink experience. Just one sip, and you’ll be inventing more reasons to make another toast.
The Southerner’s Old Death
This drink from The Southerner is a nod to Chef Matt Millar’s great great great grandfather and the state of Tennessee. Dark as death with big boozy flavors, this drink features Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy, sorghum, mushroom tea, black walnut bitters, angostura, and house-pickled ramp.
Salt of the Earth’s Fennhattan
A rustic Midwest American farm-to-table eatery in Fennville, Salt of the Earth crafts its specialty cocktail, the Fennhattan, with New Holland Bourbon, Vermut Negre, maraschino liqueur, and Angostura Bitters.
Everyday People Café’s French Pear
A local favorite located in Douglas, Everyday People Café is known for its signature cocktail, the French Pear, made with Grey Goose Pear Vodka, elderflower, and champagne and served with a sugared rim.
Coast 236’s Bee Sting
Known for its approachable coastal fare and extensive wine list, Coast 236 also offers some tasty craft cocktails, including their Bee Sting, which features gin, lemon, honey, and ancho chile liqueur served up.
Bowdie’s Chophouse’s Corpse Reviver
The name says it all for anyone looking for a winter warmer. The Corpse Reviver from Bowdie’s Chophouse is a flavorful craft cocktail made with Beefeater Gin, Lillet, lemon, Cointreau, and Absente.
Borrowed Times’ BT Boulevardier
Serving up memorable, seasonally inspired culinary experiences in a cozy atmosphere, Borrowed Time features limited specialty cocktails using often obscure spirits. Try their BT Boulevardier, which features High West Double Rye, Cardamaro, Cocchi Dopo Teatro, and orange zest.
Pennyroyal Café & Provisions’ Lakeside Chat
Everything at Pennyroyal Café & Provisions is tastefully prepared using local ingredients that highlight the bounty of West Michigan farms. And that includes their craft cocktails like their Lakeside Chat, which is made with white rum, their campfire shrub, lemon, orange, and bitters.
New Holland Spirits’ Nutty Gentleman
Located in downtown Saugatuck, New Holland Spirits has a tasting room where you can sample a flight of their award-winning spirits. But for those craving a more memorable concoction, try their Nutty Gentleman made with their Zeppelin Bend Whiskey, maple syrup, black walnut bitters, and black cherry.
Pumpernickels’ Smoked Old Fashioned
And finally, craft your own perfect cocktail with a smoky twist. At Pumpernickels, you can pick the liquor and bitters of your choice, select the type of wood chips you prefer, and get your Smoked Old Fashioned prepared in front of you with a smoking gun in a beaker.