Cocktail Recipes

At Grand Traverse Distillery, we have an absorbent amount of cocktails we use across our tasting rooms. For your convenience, we've included some of our most popular recipes below. Cheers!

Peninsula G&T
  • 1.5 oz Peninsula Gin

  • .25-.5 oz Jack Rudy Tonic

  • Top with club soda

  • 1 lime wedge

In a collins glass, add the Peninsula Gin and Jack Rudy Tonic. Add ice and club soda. Stir and garnish lime wedge.

GTD Old Fashioned
  • 1 sugar cube

  • 3 dashes of GTD Bitters

  • 2 orange slices

  • 2 Jack Rudy Bourbon Cherries

  • 2 oz Straight Bourbon

Muddle​ sugar cube with bitters. Add 1 orange slice and one cherry and muddle. Remove orange rind. Add Bourbon and desired ice. Stir and garnish with cherry and orange slice

Summer Cooler
  • 1.5 oz Cherry Vodka

  • 6-7 oz Simply Lemonade

  • 1 cherry

  • *optional .25 oz cherry grenadine

In a rocks or collins glass, add Cherry Vodka. Add desired ice and top with lemonade. Garnish with a cherry.

*Stir in cherry grenadine if desired.

Up North Martini
  • 2.25 oz of Peninsula Gin or True North Rye Vodka

  • .5 oz Brengman Brothers Dry Vermouth

  • 3 olives

  • *.25-.75 oz olive juice

In a mixing glass, add Peninsula Gin or True North Vodka. Then add Brengman Brothers Vermouth. For a dry martini, skip the vermouth. For a dirty martini add desired olive juice. Either shake or stir ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with olives.

Michigan Manhattan
  • 2 oz Ole George Rye Whiskey

  • .75 oz Sweet Vermouth

  • .5 oz Quince and Apple Tart Cherry Grenadine

  • 3 dashes of GTD Bitters

  • 1 Jack Rudy Bourbon Cherry

Add Ole George, sweet vermouth, cherry grenadine and bitters to mixing glass. Add ice and stir ingredients. Strain and serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a cherry.

Cherry Lemon Spri
  • 2 oz Cherry Vodka

  • 1 oz lemon juice

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • .25 oz Quince and Apple Tart Cherry Grenadine

  • 1 cherry

Combine Cherry Vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled coup class. Add tart cherry grenadine and garnish with a cherry.