Web Exclusive: Summer’s Last Stand

Grosse Pointe Farms bakery rolls out DIY lemonade bars to parties, events


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Labor Day generally signifies the last hurrah of the summer, as folks squeeze in one last barbecue, pool party, or trip up north.

To help savor what’s left of the season, Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries is serving up homemade lemonade with a twist on the classic stand: portable, self-serve bars complete with made-from-scratch drinks and mix-ins like jalapeños or berries to kick it up a notch.

Executive Pastry Chef Jenn Tilton says the lemonade stands, which are available for private parties and office events, allow people to mingle and reconnect while they customize flavors in their drinks. While the Grosse Pointe Farms bakery can supply a server to man the stand, Tilton says most people don’t because the DIY aspect is half the fun. Mix-ins like strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, lime, blackberry, watermelon, and jalapeño make each drink unique. And it’s not just for kids; upgrade it to adult beverage status with the addition of booze.

“I think people are drawn to lemonade in the summer because it’s tart and refreshing,” Tilton says. “It’s better than pop, and the lemonade stand is innovative and creative and lets people have fun with it.”

Tilton was inspired to create this seasonal counterpart to Morning Glory’s hot chocolate bar because their homemade lemonade has been so popular with customers in their cafe. She believes it’s because they use their own recipe, which includes hand-squeezing half a case of lemons individually for every batch.

Come fall, Morning Glory will update their mobile services to include mulled cider and house-made chai, as well as an array of seasonal dessert options.
 

85 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms. Call 313-647-0298 for booking information.

 

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