Nothing inspires us more than the mitten state! Our state has so much to offer including great beaches, nature trails, and camping destinations for the adventurous at heart. Cities like Grand Rapids and Traverse City feature local boutiques, craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

One of our favorites is New Holland Brewery. Originally located in Holland, they have since expanded to the Knickerbocker location in Grand Rapids. Their rum, gin, bourbon, and vodka is sure to give a unique local flavor to any drink.

Michigan’s Manhattan
2 1/2 ounces New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon
1-ounce sweet vermouth
1 maraschino cherry

RECIPE – serves one
Fill a short glass 2/3 full of ice. Add vermouth and bourbon. Add cherry (and crush it against the side of the glass with a spoon). Stir.

Michigan Mule
2 ounces New Holland Freshwater Amber Rum
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) freshly-squeezed lime juice
4 ounces ginger beer

RECIPE – serves one
Fill a copper mug or a tall cocktail glass with ice.
Add vodka and lime juice. Then fill the glass to the top with ginger beer.
Give the drink a quick stir, top with garnish(es) if desired, then serve cold.

2 ounces New Holland’s Dutchess Vodka
1-ounce cranberry juice cocktail
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce triple sec
Orange twist (for serving)

RECIPE – serves one
Combine vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of the shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.