November 30, 2023

Ethanology’s Marriage Counselor

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | Dec. 3, 2022

Picture, if you will: a powdery layer of new-fallen snow, punctuated by a crackling fire and a mug of something hot in your hands. Heck, maybe there’s even a yurt involved! If a more restorative scene exists, we don’t know what it could be, but we do know it begins with Ethanology’s Marriage Counselor cocktail. Inspired by the warmth of mulled wine, this salve of a winter sip combines Saba syrup (crafted from fermented grapes) with fresh-squeezed lemon, house vermouth, and an aromatic allspice liqueur. Simmered to spiced perfection and finished with a shot of Mel—that’s the distillery’s proprietary honey distillate—this drink won’t replace a professional advisor, but it doesn’t hurt. Enjoy one chilled or piping hot, and, while you’re at it, treat yourself (or someone on your “nice” list) to a coveted White Russian kit, available the second week of December. Seasonal restoration awaits at Ethanology in Elk Rapids at 127 Ames St., Olds. (231) 498-2800, 


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