Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:34

Decadent Drinks

Written by  By Alexandra Kadlec
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Sometimes, you want to go all out. And with these boozy concoctions, your version of going all out doesn’t have to go beyond a cocktail glass. Sweet, heavy on the liquor, pricy enough to make it something special, we’ve got you covered with options spread across West Michigan. Enjoy, and don’t blame us for the hangover.

 

Boatwerks Fruit Punch
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant (216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland)
If you’re looking for a fun and fruity concoction with a variety of boozes, look no further. This punch has Smirnoff vodka in orange, raspberry and blueberry, peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and a splash of cranberry juice. $8

Hazy Campfire
Rockwell Republic (45 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids)
Looking forward to summer? Look no further for a treat that will conjure up sunny season scenarios while warming your belly. It’s basically an adult version of a s’more: crème de cacao with whipped marshmallow, cream, chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbs. $8

Chocolate Covered Raspberries
Red’s on the River (8 East Bridge Street #100, Rockford)
This cloying cocktail promises a sugar high that won’t have you missing dessert at the end of the night. Godiva milk chocolate liqueur meets Godiva chocolate raspberry vodka, poured over ice with raspberries. It sounds romantic, and isn’t romance an indulgent act? $9

Tito's Moscow Mule at Bar DivaniTito’s Moscow Mule
Bar Divani (15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids)
Who doesn’t feel a bit luxurious having their booze in a shiny copper mug — made just for this vintage drink that’s rising (again) in popularity. Bar Divani’s version of the Moscow Mule features Tito’s vodka and Regatta Ginger Beer garnished with lime. Enjoy the simultaneous pleasures of its crisp-and-cool taste and fancy vessel together. $9

Peach Cobbler
Olive’s (2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids)
Another one for the sweet-tooth drinkers, here’s a glass filled with all kinds of sugary goodness: cake vodka, Peach Schnapps, cream, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Save it for a special occasion (if you can wait that long). Because nothing says “celebrate” like cake-flavored booze. $10

Corpse Reviver #2
Butch’s Dry Dock (44 East Eighth Street, Holland)
How often do you see absinthe, the fabled and strangely alluring spirit, on a drink menu? Surely not often enough. Enjoy this uncommon flavor: anise mixed with medicinal and culinary herbs, in a blend with house gin, cointreau, lillet blanc and lemon. $11

Lady Macbeth
Food Dance (401 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo)
If you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, it’s time to branch out by enjoying your drink of choice in this distinctive cocktail. It’s got sauvignon blanc, Botanist gin, St. Germain, muddled red grapes and lemon juice for a taste that’s fanciful and serious at the same time. $12

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