The Grand Traverse Sauce Co. is exactly the type of home-grown and hand-crafted Michigan company we love to spotlight. That’s why we sell their hot sauces in our shop. That, and the fact that these folks make a top-notch sauce!
We recently picked up another one of their concoctions: the Day Off Mixer. Inspired by their hot sauce recipes, GTSC crafted the Day Off Mixer with a blend of fresh jalapeños and Michigan cherries.
We’re taking this mixer on a test run in a tasty apple cider bourbon mix this Saturday, Dec 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00. We’ll also be passing out recipe cards and selling the Day off Mixer at our front table. For more information, visit our Facebook Event here. We hope you can join us!
The Day Off Mixer is pretty flexible, and it tastes great in a variety of drinks! The Grand Traverse Sauce Company shared a couple of their favorite recipes with us, and now we’d like to share them with you. Read on for a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all certifiably delicious.
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We’re kicking off this recipe list with the drink mix we’re using at our Saturday event! Fruity and flavorful apple cider perfectly complements the tart and spicy flavors of the Day Off Mixer. A cinnamon stick adds a sweeter warmth to the heat of the jalapeño and makes a handsome garnish.
6 ½ oz. local apple cider
1 ½ oz. Day Off Mixer
A splash of bourbon or rum if you wish
Classic recipes like Gin and Tonic or Mimosa create an excellent base drink for the Day Off Mixer. Its sweet, tart, and spicy flavor profile add an unexpected twist, elevating the original recipe.
GTSC Gin & Tonic
2 oz. gin
1 oz. Day Off Mixer
2 oz. tonic
Mimosa-Style Day Off
This margarita mix has all the markings of a classic, with tequila and orange liquor, but the addition of the Day Off mixer gives this drink an extra kick. Salt is perfectly fine for this recipe, but if you want to lean into that spicy flavor, use Tajín for the rim.
1 ½ oz. tequila
4 oz. Day Off Mixer
Splash of Cointreau
Tajín or salt (for the rim)
The Day Off Mocktail
The Day Off mixer makes a great addition to a variety of alcoholic drinks, but it’s just as delicious in non-alcoholic beverages! This mocktail can be made in various ways based on your taste, but the end result will still have that sweet and spicy taste that makes the Day Off mixer a winner.
½ oz. of Day Off Mixer
2 oz. of your choice: sparkling water, juice, or lemonade