September 21, 2023

Old Mission Distilling’s Summer Fling

Bottoms Up
June 10, 2023

Old Mission Distilling opened last weekend, located near Bowers Harbor Vineyard and Peninsula Market out on Old Mission Peninsula. The distillery joins several other businesses—including coffeehouse Mission Proper, a beauty salon, and Tinker Studio—in the newly renovated Seven Hills complex. The sunny weather and bright, airy space of the building shared by the distillery and Mission Proper led us to select the Summer Fling off the cocktail menu. (Could any name be better for this drink? We think not.) This beverage has all the flavors you crave in June: strawberry rhubarb vodka mixed with (organic!) raspberry lemonade. It’s pretty, it’s pink, and it goes down soooo smooth. While you’re there, shop the bottle options from Old Mission Distilling or explore the coffee side of the store, which also offers baked goods, high-end versions of pantry staples, and giftable homegoods. Grab a glass ($13) at 13795 Seven Hills Road in Traverse City. (231) 224-6011


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