The virtual 2022 Lake Superior Design Retreat will offer multiple opportunities to connect with your fellow Retreat attendees and the speakers. There will be three 15-minute Zoom breakout room sessions, and each day will end with a longer virtual social that will include both breakout rooms and bringing the whole group together.

On Friday evening, raise a glass during our social hour with one of the official Lake Superior Design Retreat cocktails, loosely themed around our LSDR speakers! The below cocktails can be made into mocktails by swapping out the alcohol for a non-alcoholic spirit like Ghia or Seedlip.

Brian Alexander
Garnish to your heart’s content and listen the gentle clink of the ice cubes.

Gin Sonic
INGREDIENTS
 – 1½ parts gin or aged gin
 – 2¼ parts sparkling water
 – 2¼ parts tonic water

INSTRUCTIONS
Build in the order given in an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a citrus twist, sprig of fresh herb, or edible flower.


Dr. Tiara Moore
Exploring marine life in tropical locations calls for a tropical refresher.

Orange Dark and Stormy
INGREDIENTS
 – ½ ounce orange liqueur
 – 1½ ounces dark rum
 – Ice
 – 4 ounces ginger beer

INSTRUCTIONS
1.) In a pint glass, combine the orange liqueur and dark rum.
2.) Add the ice and stir.
3.) Top with the ginger beer.


William Swanson 
A cocktail inspired by a classic literary detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes’ Chilled Black Tea Toddy
INGREDIENTS
 – 1 1/2 oz single-malt Scotch
 – 2 oz chilled brewed Lapsang souchong tea
 – 1 oz honey syrup
 – 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir well and strain into an ice-filled glass.


Katie Swenson
A caffeine-free lemon iced tea is easy and evokes the best of gathering with neighbors.

Lemon Iced Tea
Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS
 – 6 rooibos tea bags (rooibos is caffeine-free; swap black tea for a caffeinated kick)
 – 1 1 L (4 cups) just boiled water
 – 3 tbsp honey
 – Juice of 1-2 lemons
 – Ice
 – Lime slices
 – Lemon slices
 – Mint


Cole Wehrle
Like some boardgames, it’s a little complicated at the beginning but it all comes together for a great experience.

Almost Perfect
Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, NYC Mixologist

INGREDIENTS
 – 1.25 parts Tres Agaves Reposado
 – .75 part lemon
 – .5 part Cointreau
 – .5 part simple syrup
 – Hefeweizen

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.