Whiskey Rebellion part 2 – Click Out the Signs

This is the second in a series of four cocktails created by different Detroit bartenders for Whiskey Rebellion 2016 Rick Paulger has over 14 years experience bartending and is currently the head bartender at Roast. “I thought the spice of the Wild Turkey Rye played well with the Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange …

Whiskey Rebellion part 1 – Lady Boots

This is the first in a series of four cocktails created by different Detroit bartenders for Whiskey Rebellion 2016 Having worked at The Oakland for 3 1/2 years, Chas Williams has been tending bar for the last 2 and has recently been promoted to Head Bartender/Manager. “The inspiration for the Lady …

Oh 2015, Are You Already Gone?

We said goodbye to 2015 a couple weeks back, but it was such a great year that we’re still reflecting before looking ahead.  Being of the firm belief that you have to learn from both mistakes and successes to plo(w)ugh forward, here’s to raising a glass to the year that …

Moaui Tai – Shane Bang: Guest Bartender

Our Featured Original cocktail is brought to you by guest bartender, Shane Bang. Inspired by the Mai Tai, the Moai Tai is named after the iconic statues of Easter Island. The cinnamon, lemon, and yellow Chartreuse highlight the botanicals found in the Bombay Sapphire. Moaui Tai 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire 1oz …

Saturn – Shane Bang: Guest Bartender

Our Featured Classic cocktail is brought to you by guest bartender, Shane Bang. Surprisingly, this delicious Tiki drink is gin-based instead of the usual rum. The Saturn won the 1967 International Bartender’s Association World Cocktail Championship for California Tiki bartender J. “Popo” Galsini. SATURN 1.25 Bombay Gin .5 Lemon Juice .5 Passion Fruit …

The Archangel – Featured Craft Cocktail

The Archangel was created in 2010 at Roast – Detroit and it remains one of my most successful cocktails. I wanted to introduce apricots into a crowd-friendly cocktail, keeping it simple yet innovative.  At the time both gin and apricots where scarce on any cocktail menu and I wanted to …

A Toast to Spring

There are some sure signs of Spring in this part of the country:  The snow melts, those first little signs of green start peeking through the bare earth, you can hear the soothing sound of Jim Nantz all weekend long and the anticipation of the Kentucky Derby does nothing to …

Tom Collins – Featured Classic Cocktail

The Tom Collins is a classic Gin-based cocktail with a rich history. This classic was originally named the John Collins after its creator at a popular London Hotel in 1860. The John Collins gained popularity in 1869 after being published in the Steward and Barkeeper’s Manual.  Old Tom Gin was …