The Silk Road at Standby in Detroit

Detroit’s hospitality scene has been on the come up for quite some time. Cocktail driven, Standby, in downtown’s Belt Alley has been a true stand-out in Motor City.  We have been intrigued by their Silk Road cocktail created by Bar Manager, Shane Bang.

“The Silk Road is inspired by the trading route spanning from Japan to the Mediterranean Sea,” says Bang of the cocktail. “Combining the botanical qualities of the gin with dry qualities of the sake and matcha. It has a subtle creamy mouthfeel and the drink evolves from the first sip as the matcha incorporates into the glass. Enticing. Refreshing. Intriguing.”

Silk Road at Standby by Shane Bang

Silk Road Recipe & Method

  • 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
  • 1.5 oz Ozeki Nigori Sake
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz 1:1 simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Shake vigorously. Serve in a Collins glass over 1×1 ice cubes.Top matcha whipped cream.

Matcha Whipped Cream

  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • 8 oz simple syrup
  • 2 bar spoons of matcha powder

Combine all ingredients in a iso whip cream dispenser. Shake vigorously and then charge with two chargers.

Standby details

225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

313-736-5533 | standbydetroit.com | @standbydetroit

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