Kalamata Martini - Martinis aren’t for everyone, and preferences are just as diversified as any melting pot analogy out there. My best advice? Find flavors you like and start with those as a base to play around with. Do you prefer gin or vodka? Olives, no olives, maybe a cocktail onion? Dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, screw it – […]
Pineapple Orange Rum Punch - The weather is getting nicer, and it’s making me think summer. Similarly, it’s also the tail-end of Spring Break season. Here in the the colder climate of Minnesota, that usually means people migrate south to lands of sand and turquoise waters. Either way, whether you’re summer dreaming or still in beach-mode, rum, fruit juice and key […]
Spicy Blood Orange Margarita - Recognizing this is VERY similar to the last cocktail I made, I apologize. I just cannot get enough citrus and spice at the moment. It’s probably subconscious wishful thinking… summer will eventually be here, right? None the less, ’tis the season for my most favorite of citrus fruits: Blood oranges!
The Feisty Matador - If you’re like me, that means you’re holding onto summer for as long as you possibly can, but you’re also torn. You love fall, too! This was the situation I was in last weekend when trying to decide what I was in the mood to drink. I wanted something with a summery flavor, but that […]
A Tequila Kind Of Weekend - Admittedly, I originally made this cocktail for National Tequila Day a few weeks back, but I never shared the recipe. The weekend is looming closer now that it’s 3:30pm on a Friday, and I can’t help myself: I’m craving another one of these bad boys!
All About the Mango - For me, and many other peeps, June is all about mah dad. Not only does Father’s Day fall in early June, so does my dad’s birthday. Needless to say, this drink is all about him!
A Paloma for Puebla - Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of us who live in the U.S.! For those of you living in Mexico, way to stick it to Napoleon! 🙂 Quick disclaimer: People in Mexico definitely do not celebrate May the 5th in any way resembling their northern neighbors in the U.S., and no. It’s not Mexican Independence […]
Boreal Bootleg - Well ladies and gentlemen, March has finally (cross your fingers) turned the corner towards warmer weather. Sure we had a snowstorm today, but it was nearly 50° so I am hopeful. The snow nearly all melted. The sun was out. It was gorgeous.
An Apple a Day Makes Life That Much Sweeter - Realizing that I’ve been featuring a lot of darker beers (since that is what the weather has been dictating), I thought I’d make today’s feature a hopeful one. In good faith that the weather will eventually warm up, this week’s beer is not in fact a beer. It’s a hard cider.
Lucky 13 on 3/17 - Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish by blood and at heart out there! While I am not any amount of Irish that I know of (some of my family history is a bit fuzzy…), so I thought this week I’d celebrate today with a loosely Irish-inspired Minnesota cocktail.