Special Event: Cheers to Michigan!

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Special Event: Cheers to Michigan!

A Cocktail Tasting, Talk & Book Signing

Authors Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham have stirred up a rich history of mixology in the Mitten with their new book! An intoxicating collection of recipes and stories, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers gets to the bottom of craft cocktail culture in our beloved state. And the authors are coming to Zingerman’s Roadhouse to give us a taste of what’s inside!

Tammy was drinking cocktails at the Roadhouse bar when it opened in 2003. A chocolate tasting event at Zingerman’s in 2006 actually inspired her to start a business. For over a decade,Tammy’s Tastings here in Ann Arbor has created unique food and drink experiences for clients, including cocktail classes at The Last Word.

Lester Graham is a nationally award-winning reporter at Michigan Radio and host of Stateside and The Environment Report, where he covers a wide range of news and policy issues in the state. 

The pair currently host a cocktail segment on Michigan Radio (NPR) called Cheers! Their collaboration book, Cheers to Michigan, is based on this segment. They have pulled 45 of their favorite recipes off the shelf and added a twist of recommendations for what Michigan spirits to use. By topping it all off with stories of Michigan’s drinking history and award-winning cocktail bars, Tammy and Lester have concocted a potent must-have for your book collection.

Michigan’s cocktail culture goes way beyond The Last Word. I learned a lot from Cheers to Michigan, and the information goes down easy thanks to Tammy and Lester’s personal anecdotes. I’ll definitely bust this book out at my next cocktail party.”

—Lee DeVito, Editor-in-Chief of Detroit Metro Times

The event includes a taste of three Michigan cocktails from the book and a selection of artisan cheeses. With Tammy and Lester here to tell stories from their new book, this is a one-of-a-kind Roadhouse event you won’t want to miss! Cheers to you!


Cocktail Tasting Menu

Whiskey Sour
with Michigan whiskey

French 75
with Detroit City Distillery gin and Mawby sparkling wine

Tequila Old Fashioned
with Cabresto tequila añejo

Date December 3, 2019Time 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmPrice $50