Drink Michigan, a website launched to celebrate Michigan Wine, Beer, and Liquor products, is having a craft cocktail contest featuring Michigan made spirits. We are excited to have our Hopquila featured in this contest by a contributing venue!
Drink Michigan was formed by Audrey Walker and Trisha Verma to help promote all things Michigan. They spread knowledge and create awareness about Michigan wine, beer, and spirits and those who produce them. They do this by providing information on where to buy these great products, tours, and trips that showcase the facilities where the beverages are created, as well as providing a resource for facts and history, events, and on-going news. They also hold monthly events to promote a community of support.
The Craft Cocktail Contest is one of the promotions put on by Drink Michigan and New Holland is excited to have Hopquila featured in the Michigan Sunset. Michigan Sunset, created by Doug Tetmeyer, an Intoxicologist at Cranberries Café in downtown Goodrich, Michigan. Click here for more information.
• 2 oz. New Holland “Hopquila”
• 1 oz. Triple Sec
• Juice of one fresh lime
• Juice of half fresh orange
• 1 oz. Ginger Hibiscus syrup
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnishes: Salted rim, lime wheel
Ginger Hibiscus syrup
• ¼ C dried hibiscus
• 2” unpeeled, slice ginger root
• 2 C Water
• 2 C Sugar
• 1 oz vodka (optional)
*Bring hibiscus, ginger root, and water to boil. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain. Dissolve sugar. Add vodka after mixture has cooled to extend shelf life
Doug Tetmeyer’s story and description:
“My cocktail features New Holland’s “Hopquila.” It is a delicious, refreshing summery drink with lots of fresh lime and ginger flavors and a delicate hint of hibiscus. I have featured this cocktail at Cranberries and gotten rave reviews. Cranberries is a small locally owned restaurant in the Flint area serving fine meals from steak to seafood in a casual atmosphere. We try to highlight Michigan products whenever possible and do our best to support the Michigan economy. I hope you enjoy the “Michigan Sunset.”