Co-owner Joseph Fredrickson wants the first ingredient in every drink at Society Lounge to be creativity. That’s what led one of the cocktail craftsmen behind the bar at the East Fourth Street speakeasy to create the Oaxacan vice milk punch ($15). Made with creamy milk punch and fresh, house-made strawberry syrup, this cocktail goes through a clarification process to become part pina colada, part daiquiri and part something new.
“We want to pay attention to the classics while also being contemporary,” says Fredrickson. “We’ve taken the clarified milk punch and married it with the Miami Vice style of drinks.” 2063 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-999-7005, societycleveland.com