Cocktails

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Mike’s Mix: Ancho Sour Micro Cocktail

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers to check out another one of their “micro” cocktails.

02/28/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Home-Crafted Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If your Valentine’s Day plans include staying in, I have an idea. What about impressing your sweetie with an easy, homemade craft cocktail? Here are three recipes from a bartender whose own love life heated up in a kitchen — Laurel Elm from Saint Dinette.

02/14/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Far North Cobbler

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s dabbling in a cobbler from La Belle Vie. What’s a cobbler, you ask? Read on!

11/07/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Donny Dirk’s Voodoo Zombie

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s getting into the Halloween spirit with a striking and spookily-titled tiki drink from Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den in Northeast Minneapolis.

10/24/2014

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Stillwater Woman Is Finalist In Jamie Oliver’s Cocktail Contest

A Stillwater, Minnesota photographer is a finalist to become an international cocktail star. Stephany Wieland beat out 2,000 competitors from around the world, and is the only American finalist left in the “Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube” cocktail competition.

10/03/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The Kingfield

Mike’s Mix has moved to Saturday! Now, every Saturday Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s tackling The Kingfield from Five Watt Coffee.

09/12/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Barbycham

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the Barbycham from St. Paul’s Ward 6.

08/08/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The Ward 6

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the signature cocktail of one of the Twin Cities’ most respected establishments … one with a number of very strong flavors.

07/25/2014

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Five Unexpected Uses For Tea

Tea is useful for much more than filling your cup. Check out these five unusual uses before you throw away your next teabag.

06/17/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Bourbon Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Turns out I went herb shopping just in thyme (time, I mean time) to make an herby cocktail with bourbon, lemon juice, and thyme. It requires making simple syrup and while you’ll have to wash a saucepan, I swear the syrup is truly simple to make.

06/03/2014

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Recipe: Yuzu-Lime Gin Fizz

Check out this recipe for Yuzu-Lime Gin Fizz, from Chef Rachael White.

05/20/2014

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5 Mother’s Day Cocktails She’s Sure To Love

Forget breakfast in bed, encourage Mom to rest her feet and relax with a daytime drink, served by you.

04/27/2014

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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Tuxedo & The Red Carpet

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selections will provide the perfect accompaniment to your Oscar party. And one’s even safe for the kids.

02/28/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Warm Up

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.

02/21/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Lady Caryl

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection is a creative spin on a classic British drink.

02/14/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Coco Loco

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens.

02/07/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Harvey Weissbanger

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.

01/31/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Molly Pitcher Martini

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 Minneapolis. This week’s selection introduces you to one of the hottest liqueurs of the last decade: St. Germain.

01/24/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Wake-Up Call

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 features bacon, which who’s going to argue against bacon for brunch?

01/17/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon Drop

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 puts a spin on a sweet favorite.

01/10/2014

Sip Some Eggnog

Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Egg Nog

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection may be the most wonderful think to imbibe during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

12/27/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Gran Noel

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection will warm you up during the coldest months of the year.

12/20/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Rye Hot Toddy

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection will warm you up during the coldest months of the year.

12/13/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Champagne Cocktail

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection should have you putting the bubbly on ice post haste.

12/06/2013

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