Restaurant: The Whitney Restaurant, Detroit
Creator: Tony Muzzi, g.m.
Inspiration: To create a complex-flavored cocktail that could be made quickly in a high-volume environment.
Key Ingredients: White Blossom Vodka, Limoncello, Chambord, raw sugar and fresh lemon
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.”