In honor of Cocktail Week 2015, Eater reached out to several of Detroit's top cocktail bars and restaurants to see if they were interested in getting in on the boozy festivities. Here are six bars serving limited-time Cocktail Week drinks and discounts. Read on for more exclusive details.
While supplies last, Ferndale speakeasy The Oakland is offering "The Fat Elvis" a combination of peanut butter-infused Teeling Irish Whiskey, raspberry-banana syrup, and walnut bitters for $7. Drop-in Tuesday through Sunday and indulge.
Bobcat Bonnie's is mixing strawberry mules (Tito's vodka, fresh strawberries, and ginger beer) and house pumpkin shrubs with apple cider and Sugar Island spiced rum on Michigan Avenue with a special twist: for every drink sold the restaurant will donate $1 to the Detroit Food Academy. If you're not familiar with the program, DFA works with area high school students to develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and culinary arts skills. Order the cocktails all week (Monday through Sunday) for $7 each and $5 during happy hour.
Gold Cash Gold
Beginning this week, Corktown's farm-to-fork restaurant is expanding Sunday-only brunch service to six-days a week. Grab brunch cocktails all week long (Tuesday through Sunday) at Gold Cash Gold for 15 percent-off.
The Whisky Parlor
Find "The Eater Detroit" — Bombay Saphire, Dolin Blanc, St. Germain, and lemon — on the list this week at downtown watering hole The Whisky Parlor. Drink-up Monday through Sunday for $10.
The off-menu blueberry cactus sour is on sale this week at The Keep for $9 (normally $11). The drink is a twist on a traditional egg white sour that replaces simple syrup with blueberry syrup and pairs it with a blend of mezcal and tequila.
The Sugar House
Bartenders at The Sugar House are offering a twist on a classic circa the 1880s. Called the "Improved Coffee Cocktail," it doesn't actually incorporate any coffee but features NOLA coffee liqueur and whole egg. Sample the libation for yourself all week long for $10.