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Grand Cocktail 2014 Contest

Cocktail Contest - Vote NowGet ready for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids' "Grand Cocktail Competition". Cocktail Entries in two categories, Best Woodford Summer Cocktail and Best Woodford Old Fashioned. Be sure to visit the restaurants, try their drinks and vote on your favorites through August 22! 

 

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Amore Trattoria Italiana

  • 5080 Alpine Ave. NW
  • Comstock Park, MI 49321
  • Phone: (616) 785-5344
  • Region: Northwest
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Blue Z Sno-Cone
Price: $9.00

1 cup Shaved Ice
2 oz Woodford Reserve
2 oz. of muddled Michigan Blueberries in Blueberry syrup
3 Drops Old-Fashioned bitters
Served in a Martini glass and garnished with Blueberries on a metal skewer

Shave one cup of ice
Stir and pour over the ice the following mixture:
Muddle blueberries in Blueberry syrup
Add 3 drops of Bitters
Add 2 oz of Woodford Reserve

This cocktail is u MORE >>

Amore Trattoria Italiana

  • 5080 Alpine Ave. NW
  • Comstock Park, MI 49321
  • Phone: (616) 785-5344
  • Region: Northwest
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Italian Iced Tea
Price: $9.00

1 oz Woodford Single Oaked
½ oz Cynar Amaro
1 teaspoon of MI Bee Company Honey
½ fresh squeezed lemon (juice)
Served in a rocks glass garnished with Lemon and Mud Lake Farms Fresh Mint


Place 1 ice sphere into rocks glass
Combine the following in a shaker:
•    Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
•    Cynar Amaro
•    Honey
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Aryana Restaurant and Bar

  • 5700 28th St. SE
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 957-1775
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Bitter Sweet Old Fashioned
Price: $12.50

Three Michigan Cherries from RiverRidge farm in Sparta, MI one Orange Rind, 5 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters, 1oz House-made Roasted Almond Simple Syrup. 2oz Woodford Double Oaked Bourbon. Served in a Double Old Fashioned glass and garnished with Orange Rind and Dark Chocolate covered cherry.

1.Muddle Cherries, Orange Rind, Bitters & Bourbon in a pint glass.
2.Add ice and house-made simple syrup.
3.Stir, Strain, MORE >>

Aryana Restaurant and Bar

  • 5700 28th St. SE
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 957-1775
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Woodford Reserve Paradise
Price: $9.50

2oz Woodford Reserve Select, 1 ½ oz Triple Sec, 1 oz of Michigan-made Sugar (Pioneer), Michigan Strawberries from RiverRidge Farm in Sparta, MI and Kiwis. Served in a Pint Glass and garnished with Kiwi, Mango, and Strawberries.

Cut up kiwi and strawberries, muddle into 3oz of syrup like consistency, Add ice and the sugar, strain.  Then add 1 ½ Triple Sec, and 2oz Woodford Reserve Select, strain again onto ice.

This cock MORE >>

Bar Divani

  • 15 Ionia Ave. SW, Ste. 130
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 774-9463
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Peachy Fashion
Price: $11.00

2oz Michigan peach infused Woodford Reserve
.5oz Michigan brown sugar syrup
2 dashes Michigan rhubarb bitters
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with a Peach slice

Combine all ingredients in Boston shaker, add scoop of ice, stir to chill, dump in rocks glass, garnish, serve to thirsty guest

This cocktail is unique because of great Michigan produce and house made products.

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Bar Divani

  • 15 Ionia Ave. SW, Ste. 130
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 774-9463
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Bourbon Bunny
Price: $11.00

1.5oz Woodford
1oz michigan carrot/ginger juice
.5oz lemon
.5oz michigan maple syrup
2 drops orange blossom water
Served in a Martini Stem and garnished with Candied Ginger and Maple Bourbon Carrot.

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, fill with ice, shake and strain into martini stem, garnish… serve to thirsty guest.

This cocktail is unique because it is combined earthier summer ingredients wi MORE >>

Blue Water Grill

  • 5180 Northland Dr. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 363-5900
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Michigan Old Fashion
Price: $9.00

2oz Woodford Reserve
.5 oz pureed Michigan peaches
1 Michigan cherry
Cherry Bitters
Sugar
Soda
Whiskey soaked Michigan Cherry
Frozen Peach slice Ice cube
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with a Whiskey soaked Michigan Cherry

Muddle Michigan cherry with Pureed Michigan Peaches, sugar & bitters in a rocks glass. Top with frozen peach slice ice cube, Woodford reserve, sweet vermouth, &am MORE >>

Blue Water Grill

  • 5180 Northland Dr. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 363-5900
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Woodford Blood Orange Mint Julip
Price: $9.00

.75 Oz Solerno Blood Orange
1.25 Oz Woodford Reserve
.5 oz Orange Juice
.5 oz Soda
5 Mint Leaves
1 Orange Slice
Served in a Rocks Glass and garnished with an Orange Slice

Pour Woodford in rock glass, add mint leaves, muddle, then add Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur & Orange Juice, Shake, top with soda & an Orange Slice

This cocktail is unique because the Solerno Blood Orange Li MORE >>

Bobarino's at The B.O.B

  • 20 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Ginger Ruby
Price: $8.50

2 ounces Woodford  Reserve
Fever Tree Ginger Beer (2.5 ounces)
Dash Angosturo Bitters
Thin Ruby Red Grapefruit Wedge
Served in a Rocks Glass and garnished with a Ruby Red Grapefruit Wedge

Build the ingredients over ice in a straight sided rocks glass, Add wedge of grapefruit to the rim.

This cocktail is unique because of the tangy-sweet freshness of ruby red grapefruit and extra fizzy ginger beer.

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Cork Wine & Grille

  • 5500 Cascade Rd. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 949-0570
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Calabria Old Fashioned
Price: $9.00

3 oz (Ferris Coffe Calabria Blend) Infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1 oz Vanilla Sweetened Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes smoked Angostura Bitters
Roasted Orange Segment
Orange Zest
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with Coffee Bean/Orange Zest Ice Sphere Roasted Orange Zest

Muddle roasted orange segment
Add vanilla sweet vermouth
Add Bourbon
Add Angostura Bitters
Combine in shaker, stir w MORE >>

Cork Wine & Grille

  • 5500 Cascade Rd. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 949-0570
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Summer Pop
Price: $6.00

64 oz Fresh Watermelon Puree
9 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Served in a Martini Glass and garnished with a fresh fruit basket

Blend ½ Watermelon until smooth liquid, Add Bourbon and Pour into 3 oz molds

There is nothing super fancy about this; just a fun watermelon popsicle!

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Cygnus 27

  • 187 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-6425
  • Region: Downtown

Name: Woody's Summer Punch
Price: $10.00

1 ½ oz. Woodford Distiller’s Select
½ oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Splash of Sprite
Served in a Tall Stem Glass and garnished with a cherry

Muttle lemon slice, lime slice, orange slice and pineapple piece, Add liquid ingredients and Pour over ice

This cocktail is unique because it can be served up as a martini.

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Fajita Republic

  • 2183 East Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 272-3047
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Nuevo Old Fashioned
Price: $8.00

1.5 teaspoons agave nectar,
2 dashes Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Bitters,
1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve Distillers Select,
Club Soda, Lemon twist
Served in a 9oz Rocks glass and garnished with a Lemon twist

Add agave nectar, bitters and Woodford to glass. Stir to combine. Fill glass with ice. Top with soda. Stir. Rub lemon twist along glass rim. Twist, then add to glass.

This cocktail is unique because the MORE >>

Fajita Republic

  • 2183 East Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 272-3047
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Woodford Margarita
Price: $10.00

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve Distillers Select
1.5 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice, .75 oz agave nectar, 1.75 ounces water, pinch lime zest
Served in a 14oz Margarita Glass and garnished with 2 orange squeezes on a bamboo pick

Build in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Pour over fresh ice.

This cocktail is unique because It’s a little like Latin version of a whiskey sour. Easy to drink on a p MORE >>

FireRock Grille

  • 7177 Kalamazoo
  • Caledonia, MI 49316
  • Phone: (616) 656-9898
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Woodford Cherry Old Fashioned
Price: $14.00

3 Michigan Cherries
1 Strip of Orange Peel
2.5 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
1 oz Muddled Michigan Cherry Syrup
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Garnished with Cherry and Orange Twist
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with a Michigan Cherry and an Orange twist

Muddle 3 cherries with orange peel and muddled cherry syrup add bourbon and orange bitters, shake and strain over ice.  Garnish with a MORE >>

FireRock Grille

  • 7177 Kalamazoo
  • Caledonia, MI 49316
  • Phone: (616) 656-9898
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Cherry Ginger Fizz
Price: $8.00

6 Pitted MichiganCherries
4 Fresh Mint Leaves
1oz Spiced Ginger Syrup
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1.5 oz Michigan Tart Cherry Infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Dash Bitters
Soda Water
Served in a Pint Glass and garnished with a fresh Mint Leaf

1)Infuse one bottle of Woodford with 1lb of Cherry Republic Michigan Tart Dried Cherries.  Let soak for 7 days.
2)Muddle Cherries, mint, ginger syrup and le MORE >>

Flat River Grill

  • 201 East Main St.
  • Lowell, MI 49331
  • Phone: (616) 897-8523
  • Region: Southeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Grapefruit Old Fashioned
Price: $8.50

2 oz Woodford Reserve       
Dash Citrus-Ginger Bitters
Pinch Cane Sugar
Splash Hop Soda
Slice and Peel of Grapefruit
Served in a Straight Sided Rocks glass and garnished with a Grapefruit peel

1.Muddle grapefruit slice, sugar, and bitters in the bottom of a straight sided rocks glass
2. Add 2” Ice cube. Pour bourbon over ice cube.
3. Add splash of Hop SodaMORE >>

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

  • 1 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-7000
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Strawberry Old Fashioned
Price: $8.00

2oz Strawberry infused Woodford
1 orange wedge
1 strawberry slice
.5oz malted simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
Top with soda
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with an Orange twist

Muddle orange, strawberry, simple syrup & bitters together in tin; Add Strawberry Woodford, shake & strain over ice.

This cocktail is unique because the strawberry infused Woodford & we used caramel &a MORE >>

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

  • 1 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-7000
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Woodford Fruit Smash
Price: $8.00

2oz Strawberry infused Woodford
3 watermelon cubes
1 orange wedge
1 lemon wedge
3 dashes bitters
1 dash salt
1 dash cinnamon
Served in a Tulip glass and garnished with a watermelon cube & an orange twist

Muddle all fruit in a tin, add all other ingredients. Shake & strain over ice.

The cocktail is unique because of all the fresh fruit. It's truly “summer” in a glass.

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Green Restaurant

  • 2289 E Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 447-8294
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Purr... Old Fashioned
Price: $11.00

4 Dried Cherries
1 ½ oz. Pear Liquor
2 oz. Woodford Reserve
½ oz. Simple Syrup
5 slices of pear
splash fresh lemon juice
dash of bitters
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with Pear liquor soaked Cherries on small skewers with a Pear slice

Soak 3 cherries in pear liquor (for garnish). Muddle 4 slices of pear and one cherry with lemon juice and add ice, then Woodford, and the rema MORE >>

Green Restaurant

  • 2289 E Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 447-8294
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Woodford Summer Tea
Price: $8.00

8 raspberries
½ oz. rose water
5 ½ oz of Bourbon Sweet Tea
Bourbon Sweet Tea ingredients:
1 bag spiced chai
1 ½ cup hot water
¼ cup simple syrup
1 cup Woodford Select
Served in a Hurricane Glass and garnished with 3 Raspberries on a skewer

Steep 1 bag of chai tea in 1 ½ cup hot water. Add 1 cup bourbon, ½ cup simple syrup and chill.After tea is chilled, MORE >>

HopCat

  • 25 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-451-4677
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Peaches and Pork
Price: $10.00

1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Peach Infused
1 oz Black Star Farms Apple Brandy
3 oz Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
1 tbsp Melody B Farms Maple Syrup
1 tbsp ginger infused simple syrup
1 egg white
Served in a Classic Flip and garnished with Grilled Pork Cubes that are marinated in peach cider beer with spices.

Pour 3 oz Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider into bottom of glass. In a tin, add Woodford, Apple Brandy, syr MORE >>

Judson's Steakhouse at The B.O.B

  • 20 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Region: Downtown
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
Price: $8.00

1 oz Woodford Reserve       
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Lemon
Soda / Sprite
Blackberries
Mint
Served in a Straight-Sided Rocks Glass and garnished with a Fresh Lemon Slice, Mint and Blackberry

Combine Woodford Reserve, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Blackberries, Mint and Ice -  Stir. Strain into a rocks glass, over a single large ice cube, add a splash of soda and sprite. MORE >>

Kitchen 67

  • 1977 East Beltline
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 272-3778
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: The Old Meets New
Price: $7.25

2 cherries
Sugar
Ice
2 Dash of Bitters
1.0 oz Woodford reserve Double oaked
1.0 oz New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon
Splash of club soda
1 slice orange
(fruit is locally sourced)
Served in a Rocks glass

Pour sugar into glass and add bitters  - let saturate and then add 1 cherry on bottom and muddle.  Pour New Holland first and then Woodford on top. Garnish on top with cherry and oran MORE >>

Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen

  • 2896 Knapp St
  • Suite B
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 608-6912
  • Region: Northeast
Vegetarian

Name: Old Fashioned Infusion
Price: $8.00

2 ounces of infused Woodford Reserve Distillers Select made with oranges
Locally grown cherries, and a tablespoon of local honey
1/2 ounce of brown sugar simple syrup
1/2 ounce of Campari Splash of water
Serve on the rocks in a cocktail glass
Garnished with an Orange wheel with a Michigan Cherry on top

I infused the Woodford Reserve with orange slices, Local Cherries, and a tablespoon of honey MORE >>

Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen

  • 2896 Knapp St
  • Suite B
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 608-6912
  • Region: Northeast
Vegetarian

Name: The Ginger Bee
Price: $8.00

Mix these ingredients in a shaker with ice:
1 1/2 ounces of Woodford Reserve Distillers Select
1/2 ounce of the ginger infused simple syrup
Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in locally made honey
Shake and pour into a cocktail glass
Top it off with 2 ounces of Vandermill's Totally Roasted Cider, which is also locally made.
Served in a 14oz cocktail glass and garnished with an Apple wheel with Cloves

First I m MORE >>

Mangiamo!

  • 1033 Lake Drive SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 742-0600
  • Region: Southeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Michigan Made Old Fashion
Price: $9.50

2 Sweet Michigan Cherries
1 Orange Slice
1 tsp Michigan Honey
2 oz Woodford Reserve
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes of Bitters
Served in a Martini glass and garnished with honey in addition to a Cherry in the bottom

Decorate Martini Glass w/Michigan Honey. Place Cherries, Orange, and Honey in bottom of Cocktail Shaker. Muddle. Add Ice, Woodford Reserve, Sweet Vermouth, and Bitters. Stir. Strain into MORE >>

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

  • 58 Ionia Avenue SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-9105
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Rhuberry Old Fashioned
Price: $8.00

2 medium size fresh strawberries
3 slices of rhubarb
1 lemon wedge
1 lemon twist
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ tsp Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel aged cherry bitters
1 cup ice
2 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oak bourbon
4oz soda water
Served in a Double Old Fashioned glass and garnished with fresh Strawberry, sliced Rhubarb & lemon twist torched on bamboo skewer

-Muddle 1 strawberry, lem MORE >>

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

  • 58 Ionia Avenue SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-9105
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Blambic Shrub Punch
Price: $8.00

2 oz Woodford Reserve Select
1 oz Peach-Blueberry-Blambic Shrub
1 cup ice
3 oz Vernors Ginger Ale
2 oz scoop of peach sorbet
Served in a Double Old Fashioned Glass

- Combine bourbon and shrub in shaker with ice
- Shake well and dump into Double Old Fashioned glass
- Pour Vernors on top
- Top with sorbet

This cocktail is unique because The shrub is a unique use of acid.  Most don&rs MORE >>

The Melting Pot

  • 2090 Celebration Dr NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 365-0055
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Dirty South Sangria
Price: $9.00

¾ oz. Woodford Reserve
½ oz Blood Orange Solerno
½ oz. Cointreau
3 oz. Red Wine
½ oz. Monin Peach Syrup
Squeeze of Orange, lemon and lime wedges
Served in a Tulip and granished with an Orange and Cherry

All ingredients shaken, poured in a tulip glass, topped with sprite. Can be topped with champagne for a $2 charge

This cocktail is unique because it is a Sangria made w MORE >>

Osteria Rossa

  • 16 Monroe Center NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 988-9350
  • Region: Downtown
Gluten Free

Name: The Archer


Woodford reserve
St. Germaine
Lemon
Dash of bitters
Mawby Blanc de Noir
Served in a Double Old Fashioned glass

Served on the rocks with boozy blueberries and a lemon twist.

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Pearl Street Grill

  • 310 Pearl St. NW
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone: (616) 235-1342
  • Region: Downtown

Name: The Woodsman
Price: $9.00

2oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
.75oz Thornberry & Company Whiskey Barrel Aged Maple Syrup(Michigan Product)
4 drops Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
.5oz Fresh pressed orange juice
½ tsp. Sugar
Served in a Rocks or Old Fashioned glass and garnished with an orange twist

In a Rocks Glass, muddle sugar, bitters & orange juice. Add two 1” ice cubes. Fill pint glass with Hickory Smoke and trap. Add Woodf MORE >>

Pearl Street Grill

  • 310 Pearl St. NW
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone: (616) 235-1342
  • Region: Downtown

Name: Blueberry Sweet Tea
Price: $7.50

2oz Woodford Reserve Distillers Select
.5oz Fruitlab Organic Jasmine Liqueur
2tsp Thornburg & Company Blueberry Pinot Noir & Lavender Preserves (Michigan Product)
2oz Lemonade
Iced Tea to fill
Cracked Black Pepper
Served in a Pint or Mixing Glass and garnished with Blueberries skewered with fresh Lavender

Combine all ingredients in Mixing Glass with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour back MORE >>

Red Jet Cafe

  • 1431 Plainfield Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • Phone: (616) 719-5500
  • Region: Northeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Red Jet Old Fashioned
Price: $8.25

2oz Woodford Reserve
1 oz soda
1 T vanilla sugar
1T Cranes Cherry Preserves pureed
4 drops bittercube orange bitters
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with an Orange Cherry twist

In a rocks glass muddle together soda, vanilla sugar, preserves, and bitters. Add ice to top. Pour over bourbon. Quick Stir. Garnish.

This cocktail is unique because is has preserves in it.

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Rockwell Republic

  • 45 S Division Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 551-3563
  • Region: Downtown
Gluten Free

Name: Delano
Price: $15.00

3oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
.5oz Smoked Simple Syrup
Dash Black Walnut Bitters
Muddled Oranges and Cherries
Natural Turbinado Cane Sugar
Served in a Signature glass and garnished with 2 Oranges, 2 Cherries and 1 Ice Sphere

Muddle 3 oranges and cherries
With natural Turbinado Cane Sugar
Then add 3oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Add dash of Black Walnut Bitters
Add .5 oz of Smoked Simple Syrup
MORE >>

Rose's on Reeds Lake

  • 550 Lakeside Dr. SE
  • East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 458-1122
  • Region: Southeast
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Michigan Sweet Old Fashioned
Price: $8.00

2.5 oz. Woodford Bourbon
3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Orange Peel (no white part)
1/2 oz.  Michigan Maple Syrup
Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with fresh tart Michigan Cherry on the stem

Add all into ice filled metal shaker, shake!  Pour into rocks glass.  Add the fresh cherry with stem.

This cocktail is unique because it's a little sweeter than normal, made with local syr MORE >>

San Chez, A Tapas Bistro & Cafe

  • 38 W. Fulton St.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 774-8272
  • Region: Downtown

Name: Beer City Bourbon Ball
Price: $9.99

Infusion:
Vanilla Bean
Michigan Sweet Cherries
Woodford Reserve Select
6 oz. Founders Dirty Bastard
Served in a footed Pilsner and garnished with Bourbon Cherry

Infuse Vanilla Bean and Michigan Sweet Cherries for 2 days in Woodford Reserve. In a footed pilsner pour in 6oz of Founders Dirty Bastard. Pour 1oz of Michigan Sweet Cherry and Vanilla Bean infused Woodford Reserve over a spoon to float on top.&nb MORE >>

six.one.six

  • 235 Louis St. NW
  • JW Marriott Hotel
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 242-1500
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Cinnful
Price: $10.00

2 oz. Woodford Reserve Select
½ oz. Apple Cinnamon Reduction
Dash Orange Bitters
¼ oz. Cointreau
Served in a Martini glass and garnished with an Apple Spiral

Pour ingredients into shaker and shake well. Serve in martini glass

This cocktail is unique because the Apples used in the garnish and in the reduction are grown in Sparta, Michigan.

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SpeakEZ Lounge

  • 600 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-3125
  • Region: Downtown
Gluten Free Vegetarian

Name: Positively 4th Street
Price: $11.00

2oz Rhubarb-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon
½ oz Contratto Rosso
½ oz Benedictine
2 Dash House Blend Bitters
Orange Rind
Fresh Tarragon Leaf
Balsamic Reduction
Served in a Classic Old Fashioned Glass and garnished with a Flamed Orange Peel & Tarragon Leaf

Combine Spirits and bitters in mixing glass; fill with ice, stir and strain into Old Fashioned glass with one large ice cube MORE >>

Spinnaker Restaurant

  • 4747 28th St. SE
  • Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Phone: (616) 957-1111
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Michigan Blueberry Old Fashioned
Price: $9.50

2 ounces Woodford Reserve
1 ounce Sprite
1 tablespoon Fresh Michigan Blueberry Compote
Served in a 9oz Rocks glass and garnished with Blueberry Sugar & Michigan Honey rimmed glass with fresh Michigan Blueberries

This cocktail is unique because of the unique Blend of Fresh Michigan Blueberry Compote with the Woodford.

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Spinnaker Restaurant

  • 4747 28th St. SE
  • Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Phone: (616) 957-1111
  • Region: Southeast

Name: Woody Michigan Sangria
Price: $8.00

½ ounce Woodford Reserve
4 ounce Black Star Farms Artisan Red Wine
2 ounces Michigan Apple Juice
½ ounce Grenadine
2 ounce Sprite
½ ounce Pineapple Juice
Served in a Beer Pint and garnished with Michigan Blueberries and Raspberries

Mix all on the rocks

This cocktail is unique because it features a unique blend of ingredients using fresh & local Michigan products

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Stella's Lounge

  • 53 Commerce Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 742-4444
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: New Fancy
Price: $7.00

2oz Woodford Reserve
1/2oz demerara syrup
1 strawberry
5 basil leaves
1oz Breckenridge bitters
1 Michigan cherry
Served in a small Rocks glass and garnished with Basil leaf and Michigan Cherry skewer

Muddle strawberry with syrup in mixing tin, smack 4 basil leaves, add Woodford, bitters in tin, add ice, stir, strain over large ice cubes. Garnish with basil leaf and Michigan cherry skewer.

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Stella's Lounge

  • 53 Commerce Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 742-4444
  • Region: Downtown
Vegetarian

Name: Kick in the Grass
Price: $7.00

2 slices of fresh jalapeno
10-15 leaves of cilantro
2 lemon wedges, 2 lime wedges
1oz simple syrup
2oz Woodford Reserve
1oz Art in the Age rhubarb liquor
2oz Thatcher’s elderflower liquor
1 blackberry and 1 sprig cilantro
Served in a Collins Glass and garnished with Cilantro sprig and a blackberry skewer

In mixing tin, drop slices of jalapeno, cilantro leaves, squeezes of lemon and lime we MORE >>

Tavern On The Square

  • 100 Ionia Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 456-7673
  • Region: Downtown

Name: The Tavern Old-Fashioned Deluxe
Price: $12.00

2 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
2 Tsp simple syrup
2-3 dashes of orange bitters
One brandied cherry
Twist of Meyer Lemon
Served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with brandied Cherry and and a twist from a Meyer Lemon wrapped around the swizzle stick

Start with a chilled glass and add the simple syrup and bitters.  Slowly turn the glass in order to coat the glass in the syru MORE >>

Tavern On The Square

  • 100 Ionia Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 456-7673
  • Region: Downtown

Name: (No Name)
Price: $9.00

1 1/4 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Splash Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla simple syrup
1 tsp lemon basil simple syrup
2-3 oz Bruce Cost "unfiltered ginger ale"
Splash of blueberry brandy from brandied blueberries
2 brandied blueberries
Twist of meyer lemon
Lemon Basil leaf
Served in a Pint Glass and garnished with meyer lemon, homemade brandied blueberries and a lemon basil leaf

In a chilled glass s MORE >>

Terra GR

  • 1429 Lake Dr SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 301-0998
  • Region: Southeast
Vegetarian

Name: The Southern Belle
Price: $9.00

Roasted pecan infused Woodford (2 oz.) Splash Michigan Maple Syrup, Two dashes orange bitters, 8 muddled blueberries. Served in a Rocks glass and garnished with a torched Orange peel.

Muddle 8 fresh blueberries in bottom of pint glass with a splash of maple syrup. Add two dashes orange bitters & 2 oz. pecan infused Woodford. Add ice to glass & shake. Strain into rocks glass. Served UP with torched orange peel.

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Terra GR

  • 1429 Lake Dr SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 301-0998
  • Region: Southeast
Vegetarian

Name: Summer Bourbon Brew
Price: $9.00

1.5 oz. Woodford
2 oz. hand pressed lemonade
2 oz. Brewery Vivant Zaison
Served in a Snifter glass and garnished with torched lemon wheel & rosemary sprig

Large bar ice cube in a shifter. Pour 1.5 oz. Woodford over cube, 2 oz. hand pressed lemonade, & top with 2 oz. brewery vivant zaison

This cocktail is unique because Michigan Craft Beer is one of the things we’re all about. We wanted to incorporate that into MORE >>

Tre Cugini

  • 122 Monroe Center St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 235-9339
  • Region: Downtown

Name: Signature Smoked Old-Fashioned
Price: $10.00

1 tablespoon house made orange marmalade syrup
1 tablespoon house made cherry syrup
1 muddled sweet cherry
1 dash bitters
1 1/2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon infused with cold hickory smoke
Served in an imported Luigi Bormioli square high ball glass and garnished with an Orange pinwheel and sweet cherry

In an imported Italian high ball glass, combine orange marmalade and cherry syrups with muddled c MORE >>