By Mike Augustyniak

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection offers a funky new spin on an elegant Sunday cocktail.

1 oz. Galliano
2 oz. orange juice
6 oz. wheat beer
Garnish: orange wheel

Combine Galliano and orange juice and shake over ice. Strain into a pint glass full of ice. Top with your favorite wheat beer and garnish with a slice of orange.

Taste Test
The Harvey Wallbanger is a cocktail born of the 50s, made popular in the 70s, and re-invented with a twist by the Freehouse in 2014.  The only drink that is easier to make might be the mimosa, so this is a good one to make for a large group.  With so much orange juice in it, it’s tastes very light & bright; the wheat beer comes out at the end of your sip.  As Travis Waltz, our bartender, told me: it’s the perfect hair-of-the-dog drink.

About The Freehouse
“There are other brewpubs, taprooms and bars that serve only one brand of beer. But we are not that. We serve our beer side-by-side with that of our competition with the belief that quality and selection of our ingredients and the care and craft of our brewmasters and chefs will shine through in every batch we brew, every pint we pour and every plate we serve,” their website promises. See Curiocity columnist Sara Pelissero’s review of the restaurant’s food menu here.

To find more recipes from Mike’s Mix, click here.

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