Cocktails

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Mike’s Mix: Tattersall Distilling

Jon Kreidler opened Tattersall Distillery in Northeast Minneapolis in July 2015 with Dan Oskey, whom he first met when they were second-grade classmates.

08/15/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Smoky Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon, outside, on a hot day — it’s pretty refreshing, right? Make a margarita out of it, and you’ve hit upon a bestseller at Salsa a la Salsa — Uptown Minneapolis’s authentic Mexican restaurant.

08/01/2015

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Minnesota Monthly Hosts 4th Annual Fine Spirits Classic

Looking for a new cocktail recipe or ingredient to spice up your summer? Then head to the Minneapolis Event Centers this Thursday.

07/29/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Saint Dinette’s Summer Bourbon

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Saint Dinette for a refreshing cocktail for the summer. Think of bourbon as a winter spirit? Think again.

07/11/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pat’s Tap’s Blood & Snow

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Pat’s Tap for a new spin on an old Hollywood classic — the Blood & Snow.

07/04/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cherry Recipes

The stores are full of golden cherries, black cherries, sour cherries—all the cherries. But what to do with them? Glad you asked! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

06/19/2015

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The Lowry Mixes Up Summer Beer Cocktails

With summer kicking into high gear, we thought it would be fun to mix up some summer beer cocktails on the ‘CCO Rooftop. Stephanie Shimp from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company and bartender Colin Weaver from The Lowry visited WCCO Mid-Morning with some recipes.

06/05/2015

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MNfusion: Minnesota Bars Take Part In Negroni Week

Bored of the same old, tired gin and tonic? Finding that your gimlet needs a different twist? Why not try a negroni?

06/03/2015

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Mike’s Mix: 6Smith

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lake Minnetonka’s 6Smith, who make their infusions and syrups from scratch.

05/23/2015

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Mike’s Mix: St. Patrick’s Day, 2 Ways

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Liffey for a couple drinks that will definitely get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

03/14/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The Shagarita

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Shag Sushi for a cocktail that’s a full-body experience: not just taste but sight, sound, smell, feel.

03/07/2015

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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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