Twisted Rooster Celebrity Bartender Night Benefiting Kids’ Food Basket

Twisted Rooster, owned and operated by Grand Rapids-based Meritage Hospitality Group, will host a Cocktails for a Cause night on Thursday, June 22nd from 5pm to 8pm to launch their new summer drink menu. Celebrity Bartenders Jackie Green from 105.3 HOT FM and Eric Zane from WBBL 107.3 will take over behind the bar to raise money for Kids’ Food Basket.

“It was time to revamp our cocktail menu and add some new hand-crafted cocktails,” said TJ Shibbish, General Manager at Twisted Rooster. “What better way to celebrate than to host a Cocktails for a Cause Night where we will debut our new cocktails while giving back to Kids’ Food Basket.”

Cocktails for a Cause will feature a Nash FM 94.5 live broadcast as a part of their Nash Bash Tour with Lori Bennett. Jackie Green will be behind the bar from 5pm to 6:30pm and Eric Zane will step in from 6:30pm to 8pm. There will be a friendly competition between the bartenders to see who can raise the most money, with 10% of sales benefitting Kids’ Food Basket.

“The support of this initiative is critical. We know that when kids have access to food their minds and bodies grow strong and they do better in school,” said Bridget Clark Whitney, Executive Director of Kids’ Food Basket. “With the support of the community and partners such as Twisted Rooster, we can provide a child daily access to a nutritious Sack Supper that contains the brain food, healthy habits and the extra touch of love that growing children need to thrive.”

Twisted Rooster’s new beverage menu includes seven hand-crafted cocktails including the Grilled Pineapple Mojito, Blood Orange Margarita, Pear Cucumber Cooler, Big Bad Bloody Mary, Grand Patron Margarita, Maple Bacon Manhattan and St. Germain Cranberry Cocktail. All drinks range from $7 to $10. The restaurant is also running a Twisted Tuesday promotion with $5 select cocktails on Tuesdays all summer long.

“We wanted to launch these drinks over summer for guests to sip on a cool beverage and enjoy the warm weather on our patio,” said Lindsay Stone, Director of Marketing. “These new summer drinks are perfect for the season.”

For more information on the Cocktails for a Cause event visit or call the restaurant at 616-301-8171. Twisted Rooster is located at 1600 E. Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.