Each week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he samples a few different versions of a simple but classic cocktail.
This week, Mike stopped by The University Club to learn about one of the most popular and frequently name-checked cocktails of all time.
Each week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike checks out a couple of cocktails from the Fine Spirits Classic.
Each Saturday, Mike Augustyniak takes a look at the local cocktail scene in the Twin Cities. This week, he’s checking out a spicy twist on a traditional margarita from Icehouse in Minneapolis.
For residents in Roseville, in the north metro, the drama was over in just seconds.
While Natalie and I were Goin’ To The Lake last week in the Brainerd Lakes area, I got a great, albeit unconventional, idea for a Mike’s Mix. There are a few craft brewers up there, like Big Axe Brewing in Nisswa, and a new brewery is coming soon to Crosby.
On Wednesday, there were smiles all around at Gillette Children’s Hospital. St. Paul Firefighter’s Local 21 transformed a parking ramp into a carnival, and it’s the 57th year they’ve done it.
There are different recipes out there for a Swampwater cocktail, which include ingredients that range from vodka, to Midori, to blue curaçao, to Malibu, to cucumber. Yech. Swampwater is right.
“Cocktails For A Cause” is collaboration between local charities, craft distilleries and Lela Restaurant in Bloomington. Happy hour turns into a fundraiser every Wednesday, with half of the proceeds from a custom cocktail going to a nonprofit.
Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world.
If you’ve been near a lake lately, you may have seen — or smelled — dead fish washing up on shore. It’s called a fish kill, and a lot of people have been talking about it lately.
As we get closer to summer and the weather gets warmer, more and more people are breaking out the tent and heading to the woods. Mike Augustyniak has three cocktails that are perfect for sitting around the campfire.
French Meadow opened in Minneapolis 30 years ago as an all-organic bakery with locally-sourced ingredients. Since then they have expanded into bakeries and cafes in multiple Twin Cities locations.
Technology that was first dreamed up in a comic book has jumped off the page, and is helping Minnesota veterans walk again. It is called an exoskeleton, and it is what gives Iron Man his superhero strength.
Herbs are hearty plants, easy to care for, and growing your own herbs is way cheaper and a lot fresher than buying them.
Whether your Mother’s Day plan includes brunching, relaxing, or maybe working like every other day, a cocktail might be nice for mom. Or even a mocktail, if she’s a teetotaler.
Each Saturday, Mike Augustyniak takes us to a local bar to see what interesting drinks the mixologist is stirring up. This week, he went to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he’s going back to school to learn about Dakota County Technical College’s new brewing program.
Sugar beets are an ugly vegetable that, it turns out, makes a very sexy spirit.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he heads to Handsome Hog to try a pair of cocktails with a southern influence.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he heads to the Hi-Lo Diner to try a cocktail with a chilly twist.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he heads to Parlour to try a Kentucky-style whiskey sour.
Up to 2.5 inches of rain has fallen over Minnesota in the last two days, and more precipitation is falling today (as snow) over northern Minnesota.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he heads to Stillwater’s LoLo American Kitchen and Craft Bar for three amazing cocktails.
Mike Augustyniak stopped by Hola Arepa in Minneapolis to find some creative pairings to one of America’s favorite seasonal snacks: Girl Scout cookies.