Signature Saugatuck Cocktails | The Best Sips Of Summer

Posted on: May 15, 2018   |   Posted in: Food & Drink, Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

sign at the marina

inn entrance in springtime

All around town, our restaurants create amazing original Saugatuck Cocktails!  Make sure you enjoy them and all that spring and summer in Saugatuck has to offer.  We love everything about this time of year: new birds arriving on the scene, fresh flowers brightening the landscape, buds on the trees bursting into color, long-awaited ingredients coming in from the farms, and specialty Saugatuck cocktails being handcrafted just for you.

“If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.”
~ Luis Bunuel

To ensure you don’t miss any of the best sips around Saugatuck, here’s a list of some of our favorites. Need more great suggestions of things to do and places to go? Ask any of our innkeepers. They’re always up on the best events around town.

Whenever you’re ready to simply luxuriate and take time to replenish, we’ve got that, too. Join us at Wickwood Inn for a gorgeous getaway. We’re perfectly located in the heart of the historic part of downtown Saugatuck. That means everything you need is just steps away. But, it’s our love of food and fun that sets us apart.

A reservation at Wickwood Inn means so much more than a well-appointed guest room or suite. Simply call (269) 857-1465 or click online to receive complimentary Champagne Brunch, Sips & Small Plates Happy Hour, and Sweets & Treats throughout your stay.

High speed Wi-Fi and off-street parking? Yep. That’s free, too.

Saugatuck’s Summer Sips

The SouthernerSo many great cocktails to enjoy. Sip away an afternoon watching the boats glide by.

McCLARY’S MULEGin, lemon, carrot/beet shrubs, ginger beer

DEVIL ANSERye, Yellow Chartreuse, vermouth, orange bitters, Angostura.

On a hot day? There’s nothing we like better than a Daily Slushie. 

SCRATCH MARGARITA | Mezcal, orange liqueur, grapefruit, lime, agave

FITZGERALD |Gin, Angostura, lemon, demerara … can’t go wrong either way!

BowdiesWhether you opt for the intimate indoor bar, or spread out on the patio, you’re sure to enjoy.

THE LAST WORD |beefeater, luxardo, lime, green chartruese

PALOMA | reposado, grapefruit, simple

SAZERACknobb rye, sugar cube, peychauds bitter, absinthe

EveryDay People Cafe2 bars, one garden patio, and a few must-be-seen sidewalk seats.

GRANDAD |  Basil Hayden Bourbon, walnut bitters, R2D2 tobacco syrup, orange twist

THE FRENCH PEAR | pear grey goose, lemon, shaken, finished with champagne with a sugared rim

Little Lucy’sOutdoor seating, open air bar, all with a bit of an island vibe.

BOULEVARDIER | makers mark bourbon, contratto sweet vermouth, campari, aperol, twist of orange

MAI TAI | aged rum, curacao, orgeat, simple, lime juice

Borrowed TimeWe can’t wait to experience Borrowed Time 2.0 in its new downtown Douglas location … an even bigger and better Borrowed Time? Yes, please! Opens in May.

BORROWED TIME AMERICANO ( just ask for the “Draft Cocktail”) | dolin blanc vermouth, dolin rouge vermouth, cappelletti aperitif, soda, slice of lemon

WHITE WINE COCKTAIL | housemade strawberry basil simple syrup, cava, fresh strawberry & lemon garnish

Salt Of The EarthThe bar is our happy space in Salt Of The Earth: old fashioned excellence.

FENNHATTAN | new holland beer barrel bourbon, vermut negre, maraschino liqueur, angostura bitters, orange peel

PAPER PLANE | bourbon, amaro nonino, lemon, aperol

Red DockA floating dock on the water where people bring you drinks. What’s not to love?

SANGRIA | Fruity and boozy all in one? We’ll take it.

RUM PUNCH | This may be the official taste of Saugatuck summer.

Virtue FarmsIdyllic outdoor space: trails, sheep and pigs, games, apple trees, picnic tables and an expansive lawn.

FROSÉ | While this may not technically qualify as a cocktail, we want to make sure you’re in the know. Virtue has taken their crisp and delicious rosé cider (the perfect pink, very low in sugar) and put it into a slushie machine. Just right. Every time. And, yes … real men DO drink Frosé.

Can’t wait to taste all of the great cocktails in Saugatuck? Join us at Wickwood Inn this spring or summer. Rooms are going fast. Don’t miss your opportunity for a complete getaway. Reserve today.

“Whisky is liquid sunshine.”
~ George Bernard Shaw


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