A decade ago, Daryl Reece and his wife Debra decided to throw a stock the bar party after renovating their basement and adding a wet bar. The event was so much fun that the couple continued to throw annual stock the bar parties, moving into larger venues as the event grew — and turning it into a fundraiser. “In 2019, we had over 350 in attendance from all over the country. It was our most successful year and event,” said Daryl Reece.
The ticketed event included sponsors, entertainment, a VIP area and more, and benefitted Boys and Girls Club and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. It also featured Stock Da Bar Premium Vodka — Reece’s own label.
“Stock Da Bar Premium Vodka started with me doing YouTube videos introducing people that I know to spirits only made in Michigan,” Reece said. “After about eight videos, I tagged Michigrain Distillery and Mike Bird. I reached out to him and he said, ‘you ever thought about having your own vodka?’”
With the help of Michigrain, Stock Da Bar Premium Vodka was born. Today, you can order Stock Da Bar vodka through social media, eBay and Amazon.
Reece and his wife are planning an event for 2020 and are introducing Pieces of Reece’s, a nonprofit focused on improving the “quality of life for the youth of West Michigan by providing resources that will meet the needs of the impoverished and underserved.”
So, if you want to support a good cause, purchase a bottle of Stock Da Bar Premium Vodka and enjoy Reece’s SDB Special recipe.
- 1 1⁄2 ounces Stock Da Bar
- Premium Vodka 1 ounce Blue Curaçao
- 1 lime
- 1 orange (optional)
Combine Stock Da Bar Premium Vodka, Blue Curaçao and ice into a shaker and mix. Pour into a rocks glass over ice. Squeeze fresh lime into glass and garnish with an orange slice or lime slice.