Cocktails

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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

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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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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Strawberry-Ginger Mojito

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak is picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. However, for a change of pace this week, Mike thought he would share one of his favorite things to make for himself in recent months. It’s a refreshing, fruity spin on the classic mojito.

11/28/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour’s Hot Maple Buttered Rum

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: Hot Maple Buttered Rum, the perfect thing to keep warm during cold winter days.

11/22/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour’s Great Pumpkin

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: The Great Pumpkin, a festive cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving gatherings.

11/15/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour’s Sidecar

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: their Sidecar, a classy spin on one of the original cocktails.

11/08/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour Old Fashioned

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: their signature Old Fashioned, a complex-flavored take on the classic Mad Men cocktail.

11/01/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Sweet Sickle

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: the Sweet Sickle, a simple spin on the classic Gimlet cocktail.

10/25/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Red Russian

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: the Red Russian, a simple spin on the classic Manhattan cocktail.

10/18/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Siberian Sunrise

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: The Siberian Sunrise.

10/11/2013

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5 Halloween Themed Cocktails

Warm up to these Halloween inspired cocktails!

10/07/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Russian Honeybee

I’m not a big fan of honey in general, but I didn’t really pick up on the taste of honey in this drink. You could easily substitute your favorite unflavored vodka in place of the honey-infused vodka.

10/04/2013

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Most Creative Cocktails In Minnesota

When it comes to creative cocktails, the Twin Cities has no shortage of places to go to grab one with the guys, the girls or while out on a date. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, sour, spicy or bold, there is definitely a drink for you nearby. Two bars downtown, Union Restaurant & Rooftop and Bradstreet Crafthouse, and one bar in Uptown, Primebar, feature some of the most creative cocktails around.

01/30/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Delicious Drinks

I absolutely love beverages. Who doesn’t? Sure, I drink water most of the day to hydrate and prepare me for workouts, but I get really excited by new beverages or new beverage creations. From craft cocktails to coffee to coconut water, this week has been a busy one filled with new drink discoveries.

01/15/2013

Ginger

How To Use Ginger In Holiday Drinks

A popular spice this time of the year is ginger. You see a lot of gingerbread houses and ginger cookies in bakeries and grocery stores. But what about adding that ginger flavor to some of your favorite holiday drinks?

12/11/2012

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Best Secret Bars In Minnesota

Looking for a secret watering hole? Try one of these “hidden gems,” cleverly tucked away in Minnesota.

07/12/2012

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