How to Make Metropolitan Bar & Kitchen’s Gold Finch Cocktail

Make the Mezcal-based drink from the comfort of your kitchen with this easy recipe.
Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Metropolitan Bar & Kitchen is part of a neighborhood market with an adjoining eatery that serves “familiar, approachable, and just damn good” food as well as craft cocktails and beer on tap.

Try making their Gold Finch cocktail at home with this handy recipe.


Gold Finch

  • 1 1⁄2 ounces mezcal 3⁄4 ounce Chai Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1⁄4 ounce Suze
  • 1⁄2 ounce lemon juice Luxardo cherry (for garnish)

Chai Syrup Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 chai tea bags


Chai Syrup

  1. Heat water and sugar in a pot over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add in the chai tea bags and steep for 25 minutes. Strain into an airtight bottle and store.

Gold Finch Cocktail

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add all of the ingredients and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

Metropolitan Bar & Kitchen is located at 8047 Agnes St., Detroit. Call 313-469-0976 or visit

This story is from the August 2023 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition. Plus, find even more drink recipes including how to make Ivy Kitchen & Cocktail’s The Ivy Cocktail and Hazel’s Salty Dog Cocktail at