Before we saw Rare Exports: A Christmas Story (it’s on Netflix streaming!) a few weeks ago at the Michigan Theater, we had dinner at mash. mash is located below The Blue Tractor, where Habana used to be before it moved below Lena. Unfortunately, the menu on their website is not updated and I didn’t take a photo of the menu so I’ll describe everything as best as I can remember.
Dave started with a cocktail called the Kentucky Blizzard. It was made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, hand pressed cranberry, fresh limes, sugar, and Fee Brothers American Beauty. I started with a Voodoo Juice which was made with Captain Morgan’s spiced rum, Meyers dark rum, amaretto, and some kind of fruit juice. It was like a hurricane kicked up a notch, I really liked it and was considering ordering a second one, but decided to try something else.
For my second cocktail, I ordered a Bourbonita, which was basically a margarita made with bourbon instead tequila. Dave tried a beer cocktail (I don’t remember the name), but it was made with porter with vanilla vodka and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur).
To soak up all that booze, we tired the soft pretzels which were served with a smoked cheddar dipping sauce. The pretzels had great flavor, with a strong whole wheat flavor that we liked. The dipping sauce was really good, but we needed a bit more than was served. We also ordered pulled pork nachos, which were quite tasty.
Overall, we really liked mash and would go there again. We were there early so it wasn’t busy. The bar has a nice vibe, though it was totally freezing when we were there. I wore my coat on my shoulders totally like an old lady, but it was worth it.