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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: 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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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 >>

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
  • 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
  • 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: 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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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 >>

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: 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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: 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 >>

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 >>

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: 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 >>