Northern Michigan Distillery Articles

Apple Brandy Sidecar: Pour This Fall Cocktail for Friends

Using apple brandy instead of Cognac breathes new life and an autumn edge into a classic cocktail. Save this Last Call recipe for October nights...

What a New York Times Editor is Drinking Up North This Summer

The editor of the newly released "The New York Times Essential Book of Cocktails, Elevated and Expanded" shares how the collection came to be—and...

Northern Michigan’s Best Happy Hours, Wineries & Local Sips

Searching for the best places to grab a craft drink across Northern Michigan? From Frankfort to the Upper Peninsula and beyond, here are your 2023...

Summer Sipper: Gardener’s Gin Tonic Recipe with Edible Flowers

Cheers to the garden! Snip a few sprigs for this herbaceous summer sipper. This month's Last Call cocktail will have you coming back for more. This...

Red Hot Best 2023: The Best Above the Bridge

The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST Above the Bridge! From Mackinac Island to Marquette and across Michigan's Upper...

Sip Like a Local in Charlevoix & the Torch Lake Region

From the ultimate Torch Lake tour to Charlevoix's best breweries, explore Northern Michigan's leading wineries, breweries, distilleries and more....

How to Sip Like a Local: Petoskey Region Wine, Beer & Spirits

Spend a day (or a whole weekend) exploring the Petoskey region, and top off your summer adventures with a cold drink at a hip brewery, winery or...

Sip Like a Local: Leelanau Wineries, Breweries & Cideries

Leelanau is known as “The Land of Delight,” so you might imagine that when the ingredients are Leelanau-grown and the bottles are poured in the...

Sip Like a Local: Benzie, Ludington & Manistee

From Northwoods taverns to hip breweries and distilleries, Northern Michigan is full of good spirits. Explore the best spots for beer, wine, cider...

Ashlyn’s Picks: 15 Spring Events to Explore This Weekend

It's shaping up to be a beautiful spring weekend! If you're searching for the perfect way to get outdoors and explore the vibrant food, arts and...


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

Traverse City Distilleries and More

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Craft Cocktails

Garden Mixology: Herb & Flower Cocktails

Last Call: Cocktails In Season With Recipes

Bar Cart Essentials for Summer

An All-Michigan Bloody Mary

Meet Craft Drink Makers

Meet Northern Michigan’s Alchemist, Geri Lefebre

Geri Lefebre is the head distiller at Ethanology and a true North Star. Learn more about her story plus six other incredible Northern Michigan women...

The Ultimate Homemade Jam Cocktail: Poppycocks’ Nordic Mule

Add another layer of flavor and complexity to your beverage with a spoonful of homemade jam in this month's Last Call Cocktail. This Nordic Mule...

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,...


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