Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
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*Disclosure: I was invited to an event and enjoyed free cocktails and appetizers. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of stopping by The Skip, located in The Belt in Detroit, a colorful alley with a few restaurants. One of the restaurants located there is The Standby, and we had their bartender, Dorothy Elizabeth, on hand at The Skip, making us cocktails that use 1893 cola.

I hadn't heard much about 1893 before the event, but it's a premium craft cola (soda) brand that is from the makers of Pepsi - and it's very tasty.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

About the brand:
1893, From The Makers Of Pepsi-Cola, is a premium craft cola inspired by the original recipes created in that same year by Pepsi founder Caleb Bradham. A modern twist on the original flavors by Bradham – apart from being a delicious standalone beverage, 1893 makes for the perfect enhancement to quality and newly refined cocktails. With summer finally here, 1893 blends perfectly into some of the season’s trending themes and flavors. Cocktail culture is using the new (Citrus and Black Currant) and core (Original and Ginger Cola) flavors just in time for National Gin Day (June 11th).

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

The two cocktails I tried were the Slice of Sunshine (see below for recipes, above for pic) and the Read, No Reply, both of which I enjoyed. I like sweeter drinks more so than ones that taste dry, and both of these fit the bill.

My boyfriend also attended the event, and he tried the 1893 Sour, which was very good as well, with just a hint of sourness in it.


Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

We were also treated to appetizers (I assume from The Standby) which were great - these included ribs, some sort of pulled pork recipe, and brie and portabello mushroom sliders.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

You can make these cocktails yourself at home - check out the recipes below!

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit

Have you ever been to The Skip in Detroit, or tried 1893 by Pepsi? If so, how did you like it?

Cocktail recipes (including some non-alcoholic drinks):

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
Slice of Sunshine
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Dorothy Elizabeth, The Standby, Detroit, MI

1.5 oz London Dry Gin
0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
0.75 oz Passionfruit Puree
0.75 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon
2 oz 1893 Citrus Cola
Peychaud’s bitters
Lime

Directions: Shake gin, chartreuse, passionfruit, lemon vigorously with standard 1x1 cubes. Open tins, pour in 1893 Citrus Cola. Double strain into a collins glass with cubes. Garnish with 6-10 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters, a metal straw and a lime.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
Improved Hanky Panky
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Karen Grill, Sassafras, Los Angeles, CA

.5oz Fernet
.5oz Campari
1oz Gin
2 dash Orange Bitters
Top with 1893 Original Cola

Directions: Build all ingredients except 1893 in a collins glass. Top with ice, add 1893 Original Cola and garnish with orange peel.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
Thai Tiki
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Dorothy Elizabeth, The Standby, Detroit, MI

1.5 oz Vodka
1 dash Scrappys Cardamon Bitters
4-5 dashes Bittermen's Tiki Bitters
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
8-12 Thai Basil Leaves
1.5 oz 1893 Ginger Cola

Directions: Muddle Thai Basil and build cocktail (bitters, citrus, vodka,simple) in a shaking tin. Shake vigorously with 1x1 ice and top with 1893 Ginger Cola. Double strain into tiki mug. Add pellet ice to form mound. Garnish with Thai Basil Leaves and Festive Straw.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
Read, No Reply
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Dorothy Elizabeth, The Standby, Detroit, MI

2 oz Aged Trinidadian Pineapple Rum
0.5 oz Allspice Liquor
1 oz Fresh Lime
5-7 oz dash Habanero Shrub
1 barspoon Greek Yogurt
1.5 oz 1893 Black Currant Cola

Directions: Build cocktail in a shaking tin (Rum, allspice, lime, yogurt, shrub) and shake with pellet ice. Float 1893 Black Currant Cola in tins then pour everything into a rocks glass. Top with additional pellet ice to form a mound. Garnish with Pineapple leaves, and ring-like slices of pepper.


Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
1893 Sour
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Dorothy Elizabeth, The Standby, Detroit, MI

1.5 oz Overproof Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse)
0.75 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon
0.25 oz Italian Bitter Liquor (Campari)
1 egg white
1.5 oz 1893 Original Cola

Directions: Put all ingredients (minus Cola) in a shaking tin and dry shake. Open tins/Add ice and Shake vigorously. Open tins, add Cola. Swirl lightly to incorporate. Double strain into 8oz Egg Coupe. Garnish with dusting of fresh nutmeg. Note: Dry shaking/shaking/then addition of the Soda is to create a proper fizz/head on the top of the cocktail.

Cocktails made with 1893 (from the makers of Pepsi-Cola), at The Skip in Detroit
1893 Margarita
By 1893 Top Shelf Bartender Pamela Wiznitzer, National President of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and Seamstress, NY

1.5 oz Mezcal
.75 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Honey syrup
3 Slices jalapeno
1893 Citrus Cola

Directions: Combine lime and jalapeno in shaking tin, muddle, add in mezcal and honey and shake, fine strain in a low ball glass with ice, top with 1893 citrus cola, stir.

Non-alcoholic recipes:

Caroline (Non-Alcoholic)

1 oz Fresh Lime
8 fresh Raspberries
Handful mint
3-4 oz 1893 Ginger Cola

Directions: Muddle Mint & Raspberry. Add fresh Lime and shake vigorously. Double strain into Collins glass. Top with ice and 1893 Ginger Cola. Garnish with fresh mint and raspberry.

The No-Sin Fizz (Non-Alcoholic)

½ oz Fresh Lemon
1/2 Lime
1 oz Heavy Cream
1 Egg White
1 barspoon Tangerine Marmalade
2 dashes Rose Water
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2-3 oz 1893 Citrus Cola

Directions: Shake all ingredients minus 1893 Citrus Cola without ice. Add ice and shake aggressively. Double strain into a Collins glass and top with Citrus Cola and straw.

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  1. I'm intrigued by the notion of 1893 Cola! Sounds great!

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