All of us love cocktails, men and women alike. Most of our dream holidays, I would think so, would include sipping a glass of mojito or pinacolato in a sunny beach. The mix of fruit, sugar and alcohol just adds a refreshing flavor to a drink. It takes us to a place of relaxation.
In an earlier article, we talked about Detriot’s booming cider tasting scene and some great spots to check out if you like cider. In this post we talk about cocktails and a lot of different innovation that is happening in this space.
The things we focus here will not just be traditional alcoholic cocktails but also alcohol-less mocktails and caffeine-based experimentation. Let’s get right into it.
Think of vodka, coffee and cream, and you think of the White Russian. The ever-so-popular cocktail has a legion of followers. It tastes delicious and is consumed by almost all age groups and customer profiles. It has a creamy taste, and is both sweet and bitter due to the presence of coffee beans.
Citrus–Irish Whiskey Punch
Whiskey cocktails are normally iconic. The gritty and bitter taste of single-malt whisky is complemented with the sweet taste of punch, the smoothness of tea leaves and the sourness of citrus fruits. It contains a world of flavors that blend in perfectly.
Umami cocktails, that are inspired by Japanese flavors and tastes, can be prepared in different ways. The base usually contains a mix of vodka and tomato juice. On top of that, you have a flavor of shitake mushroom and clamato. A strange mix indeed, but never fails to disappoint!
Dublin Iced coffee
It is similar in terms of preparation to the White Russian. Here you have a mix of cold-brew coffee, irish whiskey and heavy cream on the top. Sweet and delicious, yet alcoholic!
Yet another common cocktail, especially in central and south America. Daiquiri is basically an offshoot of a mixture of rum, sugar and any citrus juice. It comes in various varieties and flavors, depending on the type of sugar and type of citrus drink that is used. Try the version with cane sugar and a shot of orange juice!
But enough of cocktails. We are sure that you know many, many more. What you need is a few recommendations to explore new and exciting cocktails and fusion drinks. Detroit has a buzzing scene, with the presence of craft cocktail bars such as Brix wine & charcutier bar, Grey Ghost, Kiesling, Lady of the house and Standby. Some of these are among the country’s best bars.
We would love to hear your opinion on which of these places you like best. Go and check them out!