Northern Michigan Distillery Articles

From Our Cellar 2022: What to Drink This Month in Northern Michigan

Every month, Traverse Magazine’s Culinary Columnist Stacey Brugeman asks Northern Michigan beverage experts what they’re drinking. In “From Our...

Visit Mackinac Island’s First Craft Brewery & Distillery

A taste of island life! Hop the ferry and visit Mackinac Island’s first craft brewery and distillery this summer in Northern Michigan. This article...

New Frankfort Restaurant Offers Tacos, Tequila, Rooftop Deck

A much-anticipated restaurant opens its doors just in time for Frankfort Restaurant Week (June 3–June 10). Dos Árboles is serving up tacos, tequila...

Red Hot Best Winners 2022: The Best of Northern Michigan

After more than 63,100 nominations and 177,700 votes, a record-breaking 22,200 people voted in the 2022 MyNorth Red Hot Best Awards to kick off the...

June 2022 Last Call: Michigan Pimm’s Punch with Vernors

Featuring Michigan's favorite ginger soda, this month's Last Call featured cocktail is ready to serve a crowd. Learn how to prebatch this British...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

May 2022 Last Call: Lilac Squeeze Cocktail & Lilac Syrup Recipe

Did you know May’s best bloom is edible? That means it’s also drinkable! View our full Lilac Squeeze recipe from this month's Last Call featured...

April 2022 Last Call: Hint of Cherry Last Word Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate Spring in Northern Michigan with this classic cocktail. With a hint of cherry and a spring-green hue, this Last Call cocktail recipe is a...

Original Tastemakers: Meet Northern Michigan’s Culinary Pioneers

The roots of Northern Michigan’s culinary scene run deep. Here, we pay homage to the pioneers who laid the foundation for a flourishing region. This...

Spring Simple Syrup Recipe Featuring Freshly Foraged Violets

Use freshly foraged violets gathered on a Northern Michigan spring hike to brighten up your next tea, lemonade or cocktail with this violet simple...


Traverse City Spirits

Distiller Chris Fredrickson Talks Whiskey + A Northern Distillery List

Where to Find the Best Mocktails in Traverse City

The Spirited Creators at Ethanology

Little Fleet's Farm to Glass Cocktails

Michiganders Should Know this Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

Farm to Flask at Iron Fish

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Garden Mixology: Herb & Flower Cocktails

Last Call: Cocktails In Season With Recipes

Bar Cart Essentials for Summer

An All-Michigan Bloody Mary

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Head to Dune Bird Winery, Northport’s Newest Hygge Hangout

Modern winery meets legit espresso bar meets your family living room at Dune Bird Winery. From a stunning, aviation-themed design to kid-friendly...

BOS Wine Brings Back-to-Basics Farming to Northern Michigan

In Vino Veritas! A local winemaker in Elk Rapids is bringing back-to-basics farming to the Up North vineyard scene by producing biodynamically grown...

2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year Official Press Release

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth Media have announced the 2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year. Learn which six individuals were...

Q&A with Joe Short: New Beer Releases, COVID-19, Upgrades

Joe Short, founder of Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, fills us in on the Northern Michigan beer scene and what’s coming up next for Short’s,...

St. Ambrose Cellars in Benzie County is Literally Buzzing

From Sleeping Bear Farms to St. Ambrose Cellars, Kirk and Sharon Joneses’ farm, fields and packaging facility are buzzing with activity. Their...

Beulah’s Newest Craft Beer Destination: Five Shores Brewing

For many, craft beer is a big part of what makes Northern Michigan so special. For business partners Oliver Roberts and Matt Demorest, who both hail...


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