Get 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!
Name: Italian Iced Tea
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
Name: Blue Z Sno-Cone
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
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Name: Bitter Sweet Old Fashioned
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 >>
Name: Woodford Reserve Paradise
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.
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Name: Bourbon Bunny
1oz michigan carrot/ginger juice
.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 >>