Yeah, Detroit can be rough, but it’s nothing we can’t handle. Sometimes, all you need is a stiff cocktail and a smile to get you through. And who better to give you said stiff cocktail and a smile than a lady? Well, a lady who mixes the best damn 'tails in town and can school you on your booze knowledge in the process, obviously. Fortunately, the Motor City is home to some very talented drink-slingin’ dames who can cheer you right up with one of their specialties. The smile might cost extra.
Laura Finlay and Loretta Lucas
Where to find them: Two James Distillery (address and info)
Loretta’s specialty: “My new specialty is Crimson Punch. It's made with Two James Old Cockney gin, fresh, unsweetened cranberry juice, spiced honey syrup, and ginger beer. I'm partial to Old Fashioneds though.”
What Loretta’s doing when she’s not working: “I play multiple instruments: guitar, auto-harp, synch, ukulele.”
Laura’s favorite thing about Detroit: “We are fortunate that it’s a really small ‘big city.’ We have a lot of space to do things. People are really generous here with their time and talents. Also, it’s a good hub: you can go and come back and it’s really easy to do so.”