November 28, 2023

Brew’s Cucumber-Mint Gimlet

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | July 30, 2022

As its name suggests, Brew in downtown Traverse City knows a bit about quenching thirst. Their raw-brick ambiance beckons first thing in the morning for coffee and espresso creations (try the chai tea latte and thank us later) and invites you to settle in for the afternoon with a glass of wine or local suds. As for that elusive late-night nip? Brew’s got the tonic for that, as well, and it lives up to the buzz. Brew’s curated cocktail program, courtesy of Roman Albaugh of the Bartending Company, is offered after 3pm and runs the gamut from standards to seasonal recipes and even a few booze-free alternatives. For heady, peak-of-summer days, the Cucumber-Mint Gimlet is giving us life. Floral Hayman’s gin, a squeeze of lime, and simple syrup are shaken with cucumber and mint to make this quencher of a cocktail shine when enjoyed on Brew’s outdoor patio (though it’s just as refreshing in the AC). Find it for $11 at Brew, 108 E. Front Street, Traverse City. (231) 946-2739. (Photo by Lindsey Makuwatsine)


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