The Bee's Knees August 24 2017


  • 2 oz gin
  • .75 oz McClary Bros. Lemon & Ginger Shrub
  • .75 oz honey simple syrup (one part honey, one part water)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice.
Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. 
Garnish with lemon if you so choose.

Bicycle, Bicycle September 01 2016

Combine all but water in a cocktail shaker full of ice.  Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with sparking water.

Lofty Ideas August 10 2016

  • 1.5oz gin
  • 2oz cucumber soda
  • .75 oz McClary Bros. Pineapple & Fennel Seed Drinking Vinegar
  • Dash of Peychaud's bitters

Combine in a glass, stir. Pour over ice, serve.

The Pushcart August 10 2016

Combine in a shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into a glass.

Shrub & Tonic July 22 2016

Combine all in a glass over ice. Enjoy!

The Spiced Ginny June 15 2016

Combine gin, vinegar, and bitters in shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into glass full of ice. Add orange soda. Garnish with fresh ginger.

Purple Drink May 25 2016

Combine all in a shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into glass. Enjoy!

The Shamrock Shrub March 17 2016

Combine all ingredients into a shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Enjoy.


The Fennel Fox December 16 2015

Shake. Strain over ice. Garnish with orange peel.


McClary's Mule December 16 2015

Shake vodka and drinking vinegar, strain over ice into a stainless steel-lined copper mug. Top with ginger beer

Our Pairing Suggestions:
Cranberry + bourbon/vodka
Apple Pie + bourbon/spiced rum/whiskey
Beet & Carrot + gin/spiced rum/tequila
Lemon & Ginger + gin/vodka/whiskey


The Beet Knick November 30 2015

Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker of ice. Shake. Strain into a Coupe glass.

Add bitters on top as a garnish. Top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a shaved carrot

The R&R Shrub November 30 2015

Rudy Leon - Detroit, MI

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • .75 oz Aperol
  • .75 oz McClary Bros. Rhubarb Drinking Vinegar
  • ginger beer
Shake over ice. Serve in a Collins glass. Top off with ginger beer.

Bangerang November 30 2015

Shane "Bang" McGrath

 The Oakland: Art Novelty Company - Ferndale, MI

Shake over ice.  Strain into glass.

Basil Tonic November 30 2015

Pam Brittingham,  The Manhattan Cafe - Athens, GA

  •  1.25 oz gin
  • .5 oz McClary Bros. Michigan Basil Drinking Vinegar
  • 4 oz tonic

 Mix ingredients.  Garnish with lime and basil

Jump Back (I Wanna Kiss Myself) November 30 2015

Muddle mint in a highball glass. Add honey syrup, Old Cockney Gin and fresh lemon juice and mix. Top with crushed ice.  Add McClary Bros. Cranberry Shrub and garnish with a mint leaf.

Hart Plaza Swizzle November 30 2015

(Try the swizzle version of the Lemony Knicker!)

 Mike Finsilver, Detroit, MI

 Combine in a shaker with ice and chill thoroughly.  Strain over crushed ice and swizzle. Top with crushed ice, 4 - 6 drops of 'Elemakule Tiki bitters, a lemon twist, and a mint sprig.

The Lemony Knicker November 30 2015

Mike Finsilver - Detroit, MI

  •  2 oz New Holland Barrel Aged Knickerbocker Gin
  • 1 oz McClary Bros. Lemon Ginger Drinking Vinegar
  • 0.25 oz lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz simple syrup
  • 2 drops Bittermens 'Elemakule Tiki bitters
  • 2 oz soda water
  • 4-6 dashes Peychauds bitters
  • Lemon twist
  • Mint sprig

 Combine all ingredients except soda and Peychauds in a shaker full of ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Fill with soda and garnish with Peychauds bitters, lemon, and mint.

Shape of Punch to Come November 30 2015

Courtesy of Chris Housholder, Punch Bowl Social, Detroit.

 Combine all ingredients into a cambro or other container with a dispenser.   Whisk ingredients well.  Dispense into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, shake, shake it.  Pour into a punch bowl.  Once the entire batch has been dispensed, shaken and added to your punch bowl, add some expressed lemon peals and a sprig of thyme (see picture).  Add ice just before serving. 

 To make cardamom simple syrup:

Bring simple syrup  to a boil (1 to 1 water and sugar).  After simple comes to a boil, pull off heat and add cardamom (2 tbl of ground cardamom per 1 liter water).  Stir in cardamom and let steep for 1 hour.  Strain through cheese cloth.  Shake well before adding to punch.