Detroit Brown

This recipe is inspired by one of the house pours at the speakeasy Cafe D’ Mongo’s in Detroit. I love the way this modern speakeasy casually combines Michigan Pop (created by Pharmacist James Vernor in 1866) with strong pours in glass mugs, to the delight of their wide range of customers.


Week 20 • Detroit Brown
Serves 20 (in a 10 oz. rocks glass, filled halfway with ice)


5 1/4 c Irish whiskey
10 ½ c ginger ale
1 T Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters


Combine all ingredients in a gallon jug. Transfer to serving container and serve with loud, happy music and green wigs. 

Detroit Brown