Restaurant Hospitality magazine names Ghost Bar's Witching Hour one of the best cocktails in the country


In an article that was posted on Nov. 3, Restaurant Hospitality named Ghost Bar's Witching Hour cocktail to a list of the best in the country. 

The story appears monthly trade publication's November edition where they sought out “perfectly made cocktails simply to celebrate the joys of life.”

The categories were based on the key alcohol ingredient (i.e. gin, whiskey bourbon, tequila, vodka, shrub, rum, and dessert.)

The Witching Hour, which includes Valentine Vodka's White Blossom, a elderflower-infused vodka, Chambord, limoncello, raw sugar, and fresh lemons, won in the vodka category.

Editors had this to say about the drink:

What the Judges Said: “This one made us nervous because we’re not fans of overly sweet, and Witching Hour contains elderflower-infused vodka and Chambord as main ingredients. But the Limoncello cuts the sweetness some, and the fresh lemon juice finishes the job. The result is a nicely balanced drink that can, indeed, be prepared quickly. Do you risk turning into a toad if you order this drink before midnight? We all took a chance and none of us croaked.”

We've also sampled the drink and we think it's pretty good ourselves. Check out our review of the Whitney's Ghost Bar here

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.