July 31, 2021

Trattoria Stella’s Agropolitan

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | June 19, 2021

For a sweet-and-tart start to the longest night of the year — June 21 — or any other summer night, look no further than the Agropolitan at Trattoria Stella. Nestled snugly in the basement of the Grand Traverse Commons, Stella’s been garnering street-cred for both its standards and service since it opened its doors in 2004; its masterful in-house bar program — courtesy of proprietress and sommelier, Amanda Danielson — is no exception. A true “bar book” staple, the Agropolitan cocktail is a kicked-up version of the classic Cosmo. Featuring house lemon-infused Grand Traverse Distillery wheat vodka, Cointreau orange liqueur, fresh lime, and raspberry juices, and simple syrup, this cool summer sip is shaken, strained, and served up in a chilled coupe glass. Though we think it pairs best with a cheeseboard and friends, the Agropolitan is just as delicious alone. $13 at Trattoria Stella, 1200 W 11th St., Traverse City Michigan. (231) 929-8989, www.stellatc.com 




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