Detroit City Distillery, which is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day event outside of its Eastern Market Tasting Room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, is sharing a few festive cocktails recipes in case you’d rather celebrate the Irish holiday in the comfort of your home.
Below, learn how to make a Bourbon Smash, Irish Mule, Irish Buck, Irish Coffee, and Hot Toddy using the local distillery’s spirits, which you can purchase at select stores across the metro Detroit area or online at detroitcitydistillery.com for curbside pickup.
2 oz. of Detroit City Distillery Butcher’s Cut Bourbon
¾ oz. lemon
¾ oz. simple syrup
Several sprigs of mint (save some for garnish)
Shake all ingredients (including mint) with ice, then dump shaker into rocks glass without straining. Garnish with mint.
2 oz. of Detroit City Distillery Bloodline Whiskey
½ oz. lime juice
3 oz. ginger beer
Build the drink in a large rocks glass. Add ice then add a lime wedge on rim of glass.
1 ½ oz. of Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye whiskey
¼ oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz. of ginger ale
1 lime wheel
Add the whiskey and lime juice into a Collins glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with the lime wheel.
2 oz. of Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye Whiskey
Hot coffee made from your favorite local roaster
Brown sugar to taste
Pour the whiskey, coffee, and brown sugar into a glass and top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.
1 ½ oz. of Detroit City Distillery Butcher’s Cut Bourbon
1 Tbsp of honey
Juice from half a lemon
Add the bourbon, honey, and lemon juice into a mug with hot water and stir. Experiment with different teas for a twist.